Moss: Ladies and gentleman, I’m being told at this time that we’re going to throw it over to our esteemed colleague Otto Price. Otto?
Classic’s perennial stick man, Otto Price, stands at the interview area of the Classic Wrestling Studio. Smiling into the camera, he raises his free arm wide while holding his mic to his mouth with the other.
Price: Everyone, a round of applause for my guest at this time… earlier in the broadcast, we announced him as one of the six participants in the upcoming battle royal to crown a FIRST EVER Premier American Champion. Ladies and gentlemen… the incomparable… “FERAL!” FREDDY! KILGORE!!!
The opening guitar riffs of Motley Crew’s “Wild Side” echo throughout the arena as the fans rise to their feet! With some nifty orange lights flashing, Freddy Kilgore, dressed in full wrestling attire, appears at the entranceway. He is not alone, however: with her arms wrapped around his neck and catching a ride on his muscular back is his main squeeze: “Wild” Kat Diamond. Kilgore pauses, nodding his head along with Motley Crew as he lets Kat dismount. He puts his arm around her and points to something in the fans and she nods and smiles. Kilgore raises her beautiful hand for one last round of applause before each of them make their way over to Price.
Moss: These fans certainly giving it up for Freddy Kilgore!
Howley: And that Wild Kat ain’t half bad on the eyes either, Moss.
Kilgore dashes up the unsuspecting Classic announcer, running circles around him as he spins to try to keep track of the wild man. Kat sidles up as Kilgore finally takes position next to Otto as his theme begins to die out. Kilgore continues to point into the people and get them riled up even as Otto switches into professional interviewer mode.
Price: Freddy Kilgore! Earlier tonight, we…
Kilgore’s eyes go wide and he explodes in a burst of barely contained energy.
Kilgore: LET ME STOP YOU RIGHT THERE, OTTO-MAAAAAAAN!
Kilgore rolls his tongue around like a crazy person as the fans cheer his signature intense promo style.
Kilgore: You hear that, baby? You hear what it sounds like with an arena full of WILD HEARTS unleashing on Classic Wrestling? Listen, Otto – listen!
Kilgore rears back, and off mic, unleashes a wolf-life hooooooooooowwwwwl. Wild Kat does the same. In response, the arena hooooooowwwwwls back. For a moment, the camera cuts from the set to catch a front row young fan – maybe seven or eight – with his face painted like a little Freddy Kilgore. He’s howling his little heart out. Back to the interview.
Kilgore: THAT’S IT, MAN. THAT’S THE STUFF. THIS IS WHAT I LIVE FOR, BABY!!
Kilgore slaps his own head a few times.
Kilgore: When the sun rose this morning, and I opened my eyes… I looked over at the beautiful Wild Kat, and I said… “baby. Do you feel that?” And she did! She felt the electricity in the air. Goosebumps. And we know that today was special. We knew that we were gonna head down to the Classic Arena and make a splash. Now I know, Otto-bot, that you’re gonna ask Papa Wild Thang about the future. And that’s all well and good… except Freddy Kilgore has always believed that you can’t look to the future until you understand your past, you hear me?
Kilgore looks directly into the camera.
Kilgore: RUSH STARLING!
A pop from the crowd for the Classic Wrestler!
Kilgore: Freddy Kilgore doesn’t run his mouth idly and I stand by much of what I said. You are a young man. You have miles to go before you’re… seasoned. And you do feel the weight of your legacy, Rush. But last week… you proved something to Papa Wild Thang.
Kilgore nods, still looking into the lens.
Kilgore: You proved that in your chest beats the heart of a warrior. You proved that you have what it takes to go toe-to-toe with the greats and triumph! And you WILL be a great wrestler someday… and someday soon! I want you to hear from me, baby: Freddy Kilgore would be honored to call you our World’s Champion.
The crowd cheers for good sportsmanship!
Kilgore: And I want ALL OF CLASSIC WRESTLING TO LISTEN UP: if anybody has a problem with Rush Starling…. THEN YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THE APEX PREDATOR, BABY! CAUSE PAPA WILD THANG HAS GOT RUSH’S BACK!
Another cheer – this time for babyface friendship! Kilgore looks back to Otto Price.
Kilgore: Now as for the battle royal, Otto-tune… what you’re telling me is: Freddy Kilgore has a chance at a championship. Freddy Kilgore is in a match with five other warriors. Freddy Kilgore is in a match that is known for being unpredictable. For being explosive. For being chaotic. For being… wild.
Kilgore: THAT’S BLOOD IN THE WATER, BABY! AND YOU’RE LOOKING AT ONE DAMN HUNGRY SHARK! WHEN I ROLL INTO THE PAY PER VIEW, IT’S GONNA BE LIKE A TORNADO, OTTO-PARK. I’M GONNA TEAR THROUGH FIVE OTHER GUYS AND YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO FIND WHAT’S LEFT OF ‘EM WHEN I’M DONE! CAUSE YOU SEE… I AIN’T COMING ALONE. I’M GOING WITH WILD KAT…
He motions to Diamond, who tosses her hair back, smirks, and raises her eyebrows three times in quick succession.
Kilgore: I’M COMING WITH OTTO-CLUB!!
Freddy slaps Otto Price on the back and he stumbles a bit, nearly dropping his mic.
Kilgore: … but most of all …
Kilgore motions around the entire arena as the fans begin to buzz, sensing where this is going…
Kilgore: …I’M COMING WITH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF MY WILD HEARTS! YOUNG AND OLD! BIG AND SMALL! AIN’T NOTHING GONNA STOP US!!!!
With that,he jumps from the interview area to the front row, where he stands in front of the fans and gives another HOWL from the bottom of his toes. The fans howl back in response, and Kilgore jumps the barricade and begins to high five the fans as they crowd around the larger than life superstar.
Otto Price: Freddy Kilgore is ready… like only he can be. Back to you guys!