We move to ringside where Harrold Robbins stands poised in the center of the ring, microphone in hand. The lights flicker and then darken. Near the aisleway we seem to see fog or smoke obscuring our view. Lightning like flashes make the fog seem even more ominous.
Moss: Uh oh I think we know who this is!
“Ace of Spades” by Motorhead hits and out comes the challenger. Standing high above everyone else in the crowd. He stares straight ahead and makes his way towards the ring without distraction. The fans boo loudly but he’s able to tune them out.
Robbins: This next match is scheduled for one fall and is for the Classic Wrestling REAL WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP!
The fans get loud for that announcement, and then right back to the booing.
Robbins: Making his way to the ring is the challenger, he weighs in at 350 pounds… From Parts Unknown! …Being accompanied to the ring by Walt Whezl… this is LORD COLOSSUS!
He steps over the top rope and his 7’ frame looks menacing as ever. Moving to his corner he awaits the champion.
“Life in the Fastlane!” by The Eagles hits and the arena goes banana. Vito bursts through the curtain with a huge smile on his face, and the REAL Worlds Championship around his waist. His signature sunglasses reflect the light of all the cameras in the arena going off. As he makes his way down the aisle, he stops and high fives many of the fans.
Moss: “Metro” is in the house!
Robbins: And his opponent… weighing in at 260 pounds… hailing from Brooklyn, New York! HE IS THE DEFENDING, REAL WORLDS CHAMPION…. “METRO” VITO VALENTINO!
Metro slides into the ring, mindful to stay away from his giant opponent. He rushes to the nearest turnbuckle and poses for the fans. As his theme song dies out he’s quick to get checked for any illegal weapons with the official. Walt makes his way to the arena floor and makes sure to immediately remind some fans of what’s about to happen.
Metro hands the REAL Worlds Championship off to the ring attendant and stretches against the ropes. Lord Colossus stands still, eying up Valentino. The pair circle around the ring, and Vito stops…
Moss: What’s he…
Metro: LETS GO!
He looks back to the fans and gets them excited. They start clapping loudly and cheering for their guy!
Finally the pair lock up in the middle of the ring. Lord Colossus backs Vito into the corner using his brute strength. Official Kevin Clady starts to step inbetween the two to break it up but Lord Colossus takes the opportunity to start throwing huge right meat hooks into the gut of Vito Valentino.
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
Vito doubles over as Lord Colossus looks out at the crowd. Where are their cheers now?
He grabs Vito by the wrist and irish whips him across the ring into the opposite turnbuckle. Vito hits with his back and the entire structure shakes. Valentino looks up just in time to see Lord Colossus barreling towards him. At the last second the Champion dives out of the way and Colossus slams into the turnbuckle himself.
Moss: Colossus is doubled over! Vito now with the kicks to the gut and chest! Off the ropes now! Flying clothesline to Colossus in the corner!
Colossus stumbles out of the corner along the ropes.
Moss: Here comes Vito again!
Vito dives once more and hits Lord Colossus again, this time sending him up and over the top rope to the outside. Colossus lands on his feet but is obviously dazed. Inside the ring Valentino has the fans at a near fever pitch due to his early assault.
Moss: No one believes more in Vito than these people here in Columbus Ohio!
Valentino follows his opponent to the floor and attempts to continue the fight. Colossus is ready and hits Vito again in the midsection. Vito’s knocked off balance by this and it’s enough opening for LC to pick him up before dropping him back down, neck first across the guard rail.
Valentino bounces back hard and falls to ground holding his throat. As the official checks on our Champion, Walt Whezl yells at the fans to shut up and stop booing. LC brushes past the referee and picks up Valentino by the head. He then drops a giant right hand across the face and follows it up with a kick to the gut. Vito is trying to find a way out but he’s grabbed and rolled back into the ring.
Howley: The last place Valentino wants to be, is outside the ring with that monster. At least inside it’s a controlled environment.
LC steps over the top rope and purposely onto the chest of the Champion. After walking all 350 pounds across the chest of Vito, he pulls him to his feet. Colossus sends his opponent off the rpes and puts his head down for a back body drop. Vito is able to stop, grab the head of Colossus and then send him down with a facebuster that once again delights the crowd.
Moss: He’s still in this thing!
Vito gets right back up, shaking his fists in excitement. He climbs to the second turnbuckle and jumps off towards Colossus. LC is able to get the foot high into the air at the last second and Valentino eats dirt.
The fans let out a collective “OOOOOOOOH”
Moss: WHO WILL COME OUT OF THIS MATCH AS THE REAL WORLDS CHAMPION!?
Howley: Back and forth! What a matchup!
Lord Colossus gets up and stomps down on Vito. Valentino tries to fight through it and takes a couple wild swings as he gets up. Colossus times it right and grabs him when he’s trying to regain his balance.
Howley: Uh oh Moss… He’s got him in a bearhug now! At seven feet tall, with a one hundred pound weight difference, this could be lights out for Metro…
Colossus is able to ragdoll the champion a few times and really cinch in the hold. With nowhere to go, Vito looks to the ropes but they are way too far. His next step is to try to get away but Colossus has his feet off the mat.
Moss: What can you do in this situation.
Howley: Not Much!
Suddenly Colossus lifts him up higher than falls forward with him.
Howley: Bear Hug Slam!
Colossus makes the cover and hooks a leg.
Moss: Vito gets the left shoulder up just in time!
Colossus grabs that very shoulder and locks in a nerve hold, Vito moves to a seated position and clearly in pain starts pumping his fists. The fans get louder and louder as Vito finally moves to his right and moves to a knee instead. Finally he makes his way to his feet and the fans are at a fever pitch. Vito plans an elbow in the ribs of Colossus who breaks the hold. Colossus swings but Vito ducks and lands a series of hands into Colossus’ gut and head. Colossus swings again, another miss. Vito rifles off a few more shots!
Moss: VITO OFF THE ROPES!
Howley: DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN!
Kevin Clady checks on both men. Vito quickly crawls over to where his opponent is and goes for a cover of his own.
Vito gets up as Colossus uses the ropes. Valentino runs and smashes the ruler of the void with a body splash. He goes for a second one but this time Colossus pushes Valentino off. Colossus kicks Valentino in the gut and places him between his legs. With one pump he lifts Valentino up for his patented powerbomb.
Howley: VOLT THROW…
Valentino slides down the back of Colossus instead and then in no time flat he drops Colossus instead.
Moss: BROOKLYN BACKBREAKER!
Howley: COLOSSUS IS DOWN! Where’s Vito going!?
Moss: No mans land apparently! Vito is scaling the top rope!
Valentino stands straight up and measures his opponent… He leaps off…
Howley: ALL OR NOTHING!
And lands flat across the chest of Lord Colossus. The referee slides into position and counts the fall.
The crowd erupts as the bell rings and “Life In The Fastlane” by The Eagles blares over the stadium speakers. Vito can’t believe he’s done it. Walt Whezl on the outside is in the same boat. His eyes wide and jaw dropped. He starts admonishing the referee who ignores his calls.
Moss: He’s done it! He’s defending the title again! Vito Valentino moves into rarified air when it comes to the REAL Worlds Heavyweight Champion! Partner, if you can pick your jaw up off the floor, what are your thoughts…
Robbins: Ladies and Gentlemen….your winner AND STILLLL REAL WORLDS CHAMPION… “METRO” VITO VALENTINO!
The fans go nuts as Vito dances around the ring barely able to stand. The official hands him the REAL Worlds Title and Valentino clutches it to his chest desperately.
Howley: I cannot believe it! I’ll admit it, I thought this was the night of Lord Colossus. He’s done it though Moss, Vito Valentino has proven, that he’s not only not a one hit wonder, but the man is a fighting champion. With two defences under his belt, he’s showing he’s here for the long haul!
The camera zooms in on Valentino holding the title to his chest. Sweat and tears streaming down his face.
Moss: VITO VALENTINO IS STILL OUR CHAMPION! Folks we’re out of time, but don’t forget to check us out each and every week on RBTV! Where Vito Valentino will have a lot to say here just next week! Thank you for joining us! For Joel “Thunderbird” Howley, I’m Patrick Moss, this has been Classic Wrestling’s CAPITAL CLASH!