Back inside the studio we see Otto Price standing poised at his podium as the fans murmur in the background. He is smiling wide, looking right at the camera. The camera zooms out a bit and now you can see a large plaque is placed alongside the podium.
“Life in the Fastlane” by The Eagles hits, and the fans erupt. They didn’t know if they’d get the chance to see him as he wasn’t booked on the card. The King of Metropolis is not one to disappoint.
Price: Ladies and Gentlemen, your reigning REAL WORLDS CHAMPION…. Please welcome in “METRO” VITO VALENTINO!
Through the curtain comes the champion with his Sunglasses shining in the bright lights. He saunters over to Otto and unbuckles the championship around his waist. He holds high into the air and fans cheer for it. He then lies it across the podium.
Price: Vito! Or should I call you Metro! Welcome back to Classic Wrestling here on RBTV! Just a few weeks ago you defeated Lord Colossus one on one, retaining your championship at CAPITAL CLASH! What are your plans next?
Metro smiles wide and leans into the mic.
Vito Valentino: Otto I’m so excited to be here, back in front of all the great fans here in Cleveland! Honey, we’re home!
The fans know where their bread is buttered.
Vito: My plans include beating the very best here in Classic Wrestling and once again retaining my championship against all comers. Rumor has it the next Classic Wrestling Pay Per View is the biggest one of them all Otto, do I have that right?
The fans buzz in anticipation.
Price: That’s the word on the street Metro!
Howley: What street is Price on?
Vito: Well we’ll see what the people up top got lined up for me, but in the meantime I wanted to come here and thank everyone for supporting us this far, and for cheering me on against Lord Colossus!
Price: Well it’s certainly an exciting time Vito, we here at Classic Wrestling wanted to congratulate you on your most recent achievement however! That’s becoming the LONGEST Reigning REAL World’s Champion in history! We’ve had this congratulatory plaque made up in your honor~!
Vito beams wide, excited by the surprise. He can’t believe it. The fans stand and cheer loudly for the champ. Otto goes to hand him the plaque and as he’s reading it, a large white blur comes from behind him.
Moss: OH MY GOD!
Shujin Yama in full Gi comes crashing from behind the champion and bowls him to the floor. All the while Sensei Abe Lincoln cheers him on. Yama picks up Vito to his knees, and kicks him square in the chest. The sickening slap of flesh on flesh cracks out across the studio.
Yama picks up the plaque they just presented Vito and slams it down across his head. Glass goes flying everywhere and fans scream out in terror. Afraid for Vito.
Valentino crashes down to the floor seemingly out of it. Shujin grabs the REAL WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP, holds it up in the air. Sensei Abe Lincoln now leans into the microphone.
Lincoln: Former Greatest PREMIER AMERICAN CHAMPION, now want to fight REAL WORLDS CHAMPION!
He slams the microphone down as Yama yells down at Vito with a finger pointed at him. We now see Vito is bleeding from the head and is in medical trouble. As Yama moves out of the way, paramedics move in to help the champion. Yama drops the title on the floor on his way out.
Moss: What is that guys problem!
Howley: He wants the title, he wants to send a message, seems pretty clear…
Moss: This is NOT the way we do things in Classic Wrestling!
Howley: Are you going to stop him?