We come back from the commercial break where none other than “Big” Joe Geoue is waiting with a microphone in hand.
“Big” Joe Geoue: Ladies and gentlemen? Metro… Vito… Valentino!
The tall, muscular, and very tan Master of the Metro Avenue Deathlock emerges into the camera’s view, all decked out in his ring gear for the main event of tonight’s episode of Classic Wrestling. Slapping Joe’s shoulder in a very friendly manner, Vito speaks into the mic as Joe holds it for him.
“Metro” Vito Valentino: Eyyy thanks for the intro, Joe! Whadda ya know, whadda ya say?
Joe smiles, delighted by Vito’s warm and engaging demeanor.
“Big” Joe Geoue: Vito, leading up to this week’s episode of Classic Wrestling, we all heard you say that you weren’t proud of how you got here. Of course, this is in reference to you rolling up the overalls of King Kong Frank. In fact, your opponent for tonight’s main event echoed those sentiments himself. With that in mind, are you really going to play this match fair and resist the temptation to steal another one away in order to advance to the Semi-Finals?
The tape is queued up and overlaying the backstage interview, showing the controversial roll-up that scored Vito the win over King Kong Frank in Round One.
Metro: Well, Joe. For starters, I actually disagree with you there when you say Mr. All ‘Business’ echoed those sentiments. ‘Cause… he didn’t. At all. In fact all that Alex ‘echoed’ was his own insecurities walkin’ into this match. The way he tried to spin this thing like I didn’t see anythin’ wrong with what I did and was a pot callin’ the kettle black? Come on, now. It’s… it’s almost as if he didn’t even listen to what I had to say at all! It’s almost as if he didn’t hear me ALREADY SAY I wasn’t proud of my own actions! It’s almost as if Mr. All ‘Business’… couldn’t even afford himself the opportunity to focus.
After showing the roll-up from Vito in a few different angles, it switches to Alex Bruder rolling up Jack Fargo with a handful of tights.
Metro: Like I said earlier in the week, Joe, at the risk of soundin’ like a hypocrite? What he did ain’t right. It ain’t no better than what I did, absolutely… but where he and I differ? I’m not lookin’ to become the REAL World’s Champion with an asterisk next to my name. No, SIR.
The overlaying video ceases and we are brought to Vito looking directly into the camera now, with Joe holding the stick as steadily as he can with his eyes capturing everything coming out of Vito’s mouth.
Metro: I’m confident I could’ve beaten Frank without a handful of his overalls, and next time I see him in that ring? You bet your butt I will. Can Alex say the same thing about Fargo? Nah. He CAN’T. Nor will he EVER. ‘Cause takin’ the cheap way out and snatchin’ opponents up by their britches or gougin’ an opponent’s eyes out so they couldn’t see him comin’? Seems to be the M.O. of Mr. ‘All Business’ here in The Classic, don’t it? Mm. Well, that’s NOT the M.O. of Metro, baby! What happened in Round One… will stay in Round One… and I am PROMISIN’ you all out there who watched us before, are watchin’ us now, and will tune in again next show to watch us some more, that I will never do that crap again. Period. End of story. Thank you sir may I order some dessert now!
Pausing, Metro looks at Joe upon switching his gaze from the camera.
Metro: And when I look temptation in the eyes tonight? I’mma smile back at her and beat Mr. ‘All Business’ clean in the middle of the ring. When that happens? You’ll know that I’m more than just a man of my word. I’m a man that is ready to represent Classic Wrestlin’ as the REAL World’s Champion.
Vito winks at Joe.
Metro: And you know somethin’? If Mr. ‘All Business’ is any sort of a man that’s ready to represent the most prestigious title in all of professional wrestlin’? Win or lose tonight? He will shake my hand when all is said and done. ‘Cause that’s what bein’ the REAL World’s Champion… is all about.
“Big” Joe Geoue: Thank you for your time, Vito! Guys? Back to you!