Moss: Well this is it folks, the talk is over, the hype is over, it’s time for our main event of the evening! The REAL WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP is on the line. The richest prize in our great sport and it’s still being held by the man who won our inaugural championship tournament at SLAM-A-THON.
“Life in the Fast Lane” by The Eagles plays over the loudspeakers and the fans erupt.
Moss: Here comes the man that has been in the champions ear since that time, ready and willing to be the one to upset the apple cart. Tonight we’ve seen one champion retain and one set of champions crowned. It’ll be interesting to see what happens here!
Robbins: The following match is scheduled for one fall and is for the REAL WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP! Coming to the ring first, hailing from Brooklyn, NY. Weighing in at 261 Lbs. This is Metro…. VITO VALENTINO!
The Master of Metropolis, makes his way down to the ring.
Moss: He looks locked in Thunderbird!
Howley: He’s going to need to be Moss, he’s going up against the best in the world right now! This isn’t television, this isn’t a local show, this is pay per view, this is prime time, it’s time to find out if Vito has what it takes!
He gets in the ring and moves to the turnbuckle and flexes to the fans from the second rope.
Megadeth – “Train of Consequences” begins to play and the entire mood in the arena changes.
Howley: Did it just get cold in here?
The Champion walks through the curtain but the gleam of the belt is what can be seen from a mile away.
Robbins: And his opponent, Weighing in at 238 Lbs, Hailing from Hillsboro, NC. This is THE REAL WORLD’S CHAMPION… All Business….ALEX BRUDER!
No smiles, no gloating, no emotion comes from Alex Bruder. Putting an emphasis on why they call him what they do. He makes it to the ring and steps inside, making sure Vito is nowhere near when he steps through.
Once both men are ready the referee rings the bell.
Moss: Here we go fans! Champion vs Challenger, who’s going to take home the gold!?
Howley: This one is for all the pogs!
The bell sounds and Alex Bruder immediately gets out of the ring. He drops to the floor and waves off Vito Valentino in the ring. A quick shake of the head, he grabs his championship from the timekeeper and begins to head towards the back.
Moss: It appears the champion is not afraid to lose this match!
Howley: He knows if he gets counted out, or any other form of DQ, he keeps the championship Moss! He’s literally taking the opportunity from Vito right now.
The one thing Bruder didn’t consider before hand was he’d have to pass the side of the ring Valentino is currently standing in. He pays it no mind and begins to round the corners. Vito argues with the referee briefly before taking it upon himself.
Moss: Watch out, I don’t think Vito is going to let this happen!
As Bruder rounds the last corner he comes face to face with Vito, The surprise is enough for Vito to get a few quick stikes in of the forearm. The championship goes flying and Bruder takes a tumble to the floor. The Classic fans get behind Vito as he rolls Alex back in the ring.
Howley: Well I guess we are going to get a match here after all!
When Vito slides in, Alex Bruder is on his knees begging not to be hit. Vito delays a second as requested, but it’s enough time for All Business to slide in an eye poke. This send Vito in a dizzy circle and Bruder capitalizes with a side headlock and then a takeover. He cranks on the hold for several minutes.
Moss: This is Alex Bruder’s style, he’s going to wear you down, and systematically attack your weaknesses!
Howley: Or cheat…
Moss: Well.. he’s maybe done that a time or two, but a real champion here in Classic Wrestling!
The fans get behind Valentino and he’s able to slowly fight his way up to his feet. He hits Bruder with an elbow to the ribs, and sends him running off the ropes with a big push in the back. The champion comes back and Vito ducks to the mat. He runs across again and bounces off the ropes. This time Valentino is ready, and plants a dropkick in the mush. Hopping up excitedly Vito goes for a quick cover.
Howley: It’s going to take more than that to take down Bruder! He’s had too long to prepare, he’s well rested!
The pair trade blows in the middle of the ring, finally Alex goes for a big right hand and Vito ducks it, but is able to position himself into an abdominal stretch. He wrenches on the hold, hoping that Bruder will quit. The official is in the right position, but the Champion refuses to give up. Bruder slowly is able to free one leg and has enough juice to hoist Vito up and over with a hiptoss.
Moss: It’s hard to tell who has the strength advantage, but one would think it would be Vito based on appearances alone. Bruder however is proving to be extremely formable. It’s a very even matchup.
Vito moves to the ropes to use them to get to his feet, but not before Alex puts his foot on the back of Vito and pushes his throat against the rope. Referee Kevin Clady is in there to break it up but the damage has been done! Bruder walks around the ring, puts his hands to his neck and pretends he’s choking while Vito actually does.
Moss: Now the Champion leans against the ropes, well here he comes… Kneedrop across the face of Vito Valentino!
Howley: He’s softening up the head and neck for the Cobra Clutch!
Bruder is walking around Vito, picking his spots. Stomping here, dropping an elbow there, and stifling any attempt to get up by Metro. Finally Bruder attempts to go for his patented clutch maneuver, but Vito refuses to let his arm be used. Alex Bruder settles for a side headlock instead.
Moss: Say what you want about the Champion, he knows how to wear you down.
Bruder puts his feet on the ropes for extra momentum on the hold. A move that incites the crowd. They get loud. Referee Kevin Clady asks Vito if he’s ready to give up, but Metro doesn’t give any indication he’s done. The official then looks up at Bruder who pulls his legs off the ropes just in time.
Valentino is turning red and having a hard time breathing. The crowd is trying their best to get their challenger back into the match. The claps and stomps are in unison; shaking the arena. Meanwhile Vito isn’t looking good. Bruder puts his legs back up.
Howley: This could be the end for Vito Valentino here…
Moss: It can’t end like this! Not with this blatant cheating by Alex Bruder.
All Business pulls his feet from the ropes and lands back on his knees. The sound causes Kevin Clady to look up from the hold – and all though the rope is shaking – there is nothing to correct. The fans are in a near frenzy inside the Gund Arena.
The official checks on Vito once more, and of course Bruder takes advantage. This time Kevin Clady catches it and stands up and kicks Bruders legs off the ropes. Alex gets up and gets in the face of the official, backing him into the corner. Clady shows the stripes to Bruder, reminding him who he is. After threat of disqualification and title stripping, Bruder backs away. He turns around and Vito Valentino is ready! He turns right into a back body drop that sends the champion over the top rope and to the floor below.
Vito follows him out and picks him right up off the mat. He moves a little slow, still catching his breath.
Valentino goes to bring Bruder back inside where he can beat him, but Bruder counters and tries irish whipping Vito into the corner post. The former cabbie turned entrepreneur counters that instead and sends the Champion careening into the barricade. The fans nearby couldn’t be happier to see the Champ go down.
Metro turns to the fans and yells out at them, They respond in kind!
He picks up Alex and rolls him into the ring. Following through the ropes, Vito stands up and grabs the legs. He steps through but Alex has it scouted and balls up and then kicks off, pushing Vito off and not allowing him to cinch in the submission.
Howley: Both men have each other scouted, this is incredible, you weren’t kidding Moss, I thought that was all just nerd talk!
Moss: It’s a great matchup and each time they counte….Wait…nerd talk!?
Bruder get’s up off the mat as fast as he can, and Vito runs at him. Alex is able to catch Vito Valentino as he comes in, and slams him down.
Howley: POWERSLAM! What a big move!
Moss: That’s his favorite set up!
Indeed Alex Bruder gets in position behind Vito. Valentino stands up and is immediately clasped in the most devastating hold in Classic Wrestling.
Moss: The Cobra Clutch! He’s got it in!
Howley: No one has beat this yet! Vito is trying to find the ropes but he’s too far away!
After quickly circling his nearby area Valentino panics. Alex Bruder was waiting for just that and begins to yank Vito back and forth, hoping to cut off the circulation even faster. Valentino starts to go limp and Bruder smirks. He’s got it fully locked in and loosens the leverage on his legs.
The fans in the arena boo out. Not wanting this to be the end.
Vito feels Bruder’s legs give a little bit, he wakes back up obviously having used what breath he had to fake falling asleep. He jumps into the air and crashes down on his backside. Alex Bruders head meets the top of Vito Valentinos and the hold is broken. Both men go down. Vito gasps for air, and Bruder holds his jaw with both hands. The fans inside the Gund Arena are going insane.
Moss: What a move! He just broke out of the Cobra Clutch!
Howley: Even I thought it was over for Ol’ Metro there Moss!
They are both slow to their feet, but moving enough that the referee doesn’t start a count for them. Both men get up in opposite sides of the ring and spot one another. They rush together in the middle of the ring and Vito gets the double leg takedown. He holds onto the legs and then steps through. With sheer panic Bruder tries to break free but with a cross of the legs and the strongest tug of Vito’s life, he pulls Bruder over and locks the hold in.
Moss: METRO AVENUE DEATHLOCK!
Howley: Talk about patented submission moves!
Moss: He’s right in the middle of the ring!
Bruder tries crawling towards the ropes. He shakes his head in pain and turning down the referee’s option of giving up. He get’s about two or three crawls before Vito stands up and pulls him back to the middle.
Howley: How’s the champ going to get out!?
He looks around for a way out. He once again inches towards the ropes. It isn’t long before he can’t take anymore and he nods yes to the referee that he gives up.
Vito doesn’t believe the referee at first and doesn’t let go. Thinking it’s some sort of trick by Bruder, then the bell rings!
Ding Ding Ding!
He drops the legs of Bruder and falls forward.
Moss: HE’S DONE IT! HE DID IT!
Howley: I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!
Robbins: Ladies and Gentlemen your winner…. AND NEWWWWWWWWW REAL WORLDS CHAMPION! VITO VALENTINO!
He gets to his knees, eyes wide, in disbelief. The official hands him the REAL Worlds Championship. He stands up while looking down at it. Then he looks out to the fans. He slowly holds the title up into the air, and they get louder.
Moss: We have a brand new Champion here tonight! Vito Valentino has overcome great odds to become Classic Wrestlings second REAL World’s Champion!
Bruder stands up now. Vito sees him and tries to shake his hand, showing respect to the former champion. Bruder looks down at his hand and back up to Vito. Instead he drops down on his back and leaves the ring. Ignoring the handshake in the process.
Vito pays it no mind and continues to celebrate with the Classic Wrestling fans.
Moss: That’s going to wrap up another exciting pay per view here tonight at In Your Haunted House! Two Championships changed hands, rivalries were ended, and new stars were made! Classic Wrestling is just getting rolling, we’ll be back next week on RBTV with more Classic action! We’ll have to find out who are our new contenders are!
Howley: What a great event! This is the greatest wrestling in the world folks, hands down! Where else are going to get “Metro” Vito Valentino, Dash and Hello World, A freaking Bus, and a terrific roster of all styles! ONLY RIGHT HERE IN CLASSIC WRESTLING!
Moss: Thanks for joining us folks!