We move back to the ring and Rush Starling is in his corner stretching as his opponent finishes his ring entrance. “Wildside” by Motley Crew finishes up and the house lights come back on. Inside the ring our Ring Announcer prepares his ring announcements.
Robbins: Ladies and Gentlemen the next match up is scheduled for one fall, and is a quarterfinal matchup in the REAL WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP Tournament!
Howley: Ooooh Baby!
Robbins: In the corner to my right, Weighing in at 240 pounds, he hails from Allentown, Pennsylvania. This is RUSH STARLING!
The fans cheer loudly, and Rush waves as the ring announcer switches sides.
Robbins: in the opposite corner… Weighing in at 282 pounds, hailing from The Wild Side! This is “Feral” FREDDY KILGORE!
More cheers for Kilgore as the ring announcer steps out of he ring.
The bell rings as Freddy comes out of his corner. A fan makes a call from the crowd and the Feral one responds in kind. Rush Starling sees an opportunity and capitalizes. He comes in with a running boot to the gut that stumbles Freddy. He follows it up with some hard right hands and then snapmares Kilgore into the middle of the ring!
Howley: Rush Starling is taking the bull by the horns there Moss. He’s knows this match will catapult him into the Semi finals of the REAL WORLDS TITLE TOURNAMENT.
Kilgore gets right back up, but Rush stays on him. Forearms and kicks come with ferocity. Finally a big knee lift takes Kilgore down again. Now he shakes his head trying to regain his composure. The Feral one gets back to his feet pulling on the ropes for balance, but Rush is right there to slam his head into the turnbuckle, not once, but thrice, before the official can slip and get between them. He tells Rush that he needs to watch it in the corner. Starling throws his hands up innocently and tries to calm down.
Moss: Rush is a ball of fire here early on. Quickly taking advantage. Maybe a little OVER-zealous in the turnbuckle with that one.
Howley: Listen, this is physical competition, it’s hard not to react with emotion in the heat of the moment. Sometimes you go for an eye, or elbow a guy in the head before you even think about it.
Starling pulls Kilgore out of the corner and sends him off the ropes with an Irish Whip. Freddy ducks Rush’s clothesline attempt and turns around and nails him square in the jaw with a huge right hand. Rush hits the mat hard. Kilgore is starting to feel the power! He motions for the fans to come alive, and they respond by doing just that.
He turns back around and Rush is nearly to his feet. Not wanting to lose momentum he takes the second generation superstar for the ride with a quick vertical suplex. Standing right back up, he pumps his arm and spins in place.
Howley: He’s feeling…whatever it is that a “Feral” person feels!
Moss: I think it’s adrenaline Thunderbird, and he’s got the fans behind him!
He hits the ropes and comes back for a big running splash. He lands flush. He goes for the cover but Rush Starling has his feet underneath the bottom rope, so the official won’t count. Kilgore pulls Rush up to a standing position before placing both of his feet in the chest of Starling.
Howley: What a dropkick! Did you see the elevation!
Both men get back up and Kilgore is there again with another dropkick but this time Rush is able to fall backwards towards the rope and avoids the big move. He runs off the ropes while Kilgore makes it to his knees, Rush delivers a huge running knee that will knock Freddy right back down to the mat. Rush moves in quickly and puts on a spinning toe hold. The fans get loud urging on Kilgore as he thrashes in pain.
Moss: Will he give up! This is a devastation move! All that pressure placed on the ankle could cause it to snap in two. On the mat “Feral” Freddy Kilgore refuses to quit!
The official is in great position to see the submission, but it never comes. Kilgore reaches up and punches the spinning Starling in the head. The hold is loosened. When Rush goes to spin again Kilgore uses his free leg to push off the butt of Starling. Rush is tossed into the ropes and comes back backwards. Kilgore rolls him up!
Moss: THIS COULD BE IT!
Rush kicks out at the last second. Freddy is wild eyed and bewildered, although that’s fairly normal. Both men breath heavy on the mat. Kilgore tries to loosen up his ankle before standing on it. Each makes their own way to their feet and we’re faced with another showdown in the middle of the ring. The fans explode in applause of the competitive match we’ve seen so far. Both men lock up. Kilgore, the stronger of the two, get’s the advantage and tosses Rush off the ropes and lifts him straight up in the air with a body press!
Howley: Now that’s a display of strength Moss, and he almost does it as good as I used to do!
Rush, doing anything to survive swings downward and hits Kilgore in the head. He drops his opponent but Rush is able to land on his feet instead of being slammed down. He kicks Kilgore in the gut, and then slams him down to the mat with a swinging neckbreaker. Rush makes his way to top the turnbuckle.
Moss: He’s looking for it!
Starling waistes no time and jumps off the ropes and lands a devastating elbow drop across the chest of Freddy Kilgore!
Howley: Oh my! The Keystone Drop!
Moss: Rush delivers the big elbow! Now he makes the cover.
The bell rings as Feral Freddy Kilgore kicks out a second too late. He grabs his head in frustration right away. Starling moves to his knees where his arm is raises by the officials.
Robbins: Ladies and Gentlemen, your winner by pinfall… RUSH STARLING!
Moss: Rush starling moves onto the next round! He’s going to take on the winner of our main event of the evening tonight in the semi finals!
Howley: Freddy Kilgore got so close Moss, he’s a hell of a competitor and going to be a great one for us here at Classic Wrestling. You know he’s not yet done gunning for the REAL WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP!
Both men get up and stare each other down in the middle of the ring. Kilgore reaches out his hand and the crowd goes wild. Rush looks at the fans as they eager cheer him onto acceptance.
Moss: Uh-oh what’s going to happen here?
…and Rush takes his hand before they hug in the middle of the ring!
Moss: The ultimate show of respect between these two guys! They really had a great match here tonight!