“Flying High Again” by Ozzy Osbourne hits on the Studio speakers.
The CLASSIC Wrestling splash logo explodes onto your television screen as the music screeches onward at a dizzying pace. Still shots taken from the last two episodes of Classic Wrestling TV rotate across the screen in a dazzling display of audio-visual excellence! A quick flash brings the camera inside of the Classic Wrestling Studio to a crane-shot showing the pristine ring, the iconic television set, and the jam-packed bleachers full of fans placed just on the other side of the ring. The fans do their part to get the show off to a rock solid start by doing what they do best…
Losing their entire minds!
As the crowd dies down the camera lands on Otto Price at his podium. He stands poised in a suit and tie, his large round glasses reflect a bit of the light. He smiles and brings the microphone up to his mouth, ready to talk to the camera. .
Price: Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Classic Wrestling here on RBTV! We’re back for another exciting week of action, and basically on the EVE of SLAM-A-THON! Just a few weeks away from Wrestling’s biggest event!
A SLAM-A-THON logo covers the screen briefly as the fans cheer.
Price: We’ve got some big matches planned for you, many of which will be revealed right here tonight! In fact. Not only do we have big announcements, but we’ve got big stars and big matches right here tonight! We’re going to see “All Business” Alex Bruder take on the “Saint” Johnny Saint Nelson in a REAL WORLDS TITLE Tournament Semi Final matchup! That’s going to be our main event of the evening. In addition we’ve got the former Olympian Jack Fargo against The Texan, Gordy Lovett! We’ve got a few exciting Tag Team matchups including a debuting team! We’ve also got another REAL Worlds Title Semifinal matchup with Lord Colossus going one on one with the 2nd generation wrestler Rush Starling!
Otto gets a message in his ear. He pauses and holds up one finger.
Price: Hold on folks I’m getting something…
The fans wait in anticipation.
Price: Actually We’re going to be joined right now by someone new to Classic Wrestling, but not new to the Wrestling sport! The man who will now be the new COMMISSIONER OF CLASSIC WRESTLING! Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome GRIFFIN “GRUFF” MYERS!
Through the curtain comes the wrestling legend. His hair now grey but sporting that same rough tone he’s known for. With a Classic Wrestling polo on and a pair of khakis, he walks over to the podium where he shakes the hand of Otto Price before looking out into the crowd. The crowd applauds and stands up in appreciation of the man who made his mark on the sport 15 years ago.
Moss: What an excellent surprise! What a legend.
Beside him Thunderbird Howley scoffs.
Howley: This guy!?
Howley: I just can’t believe I didn’t get the job Moss, that’s all!
Price: Gruff, let me be the first to officially welcome you to Classic Wrestling! It’s my understanding you have some things to say!
The fans cheer again before he speaks.
Gruff Myers: Thank you Otto, I’m excited to be here! I got the call from James Dale a few weeks ago and I’ve been following along from home! I appreciate the pleasantries and the warm welcome from the fans but I didn’t come out here for just that reason! I came out here to set some things straight and change some futures!
Moss: Well alright!
Gruff: Now I saw what’s been going on between the likes of Lord Colossus, King Kong Frank, and Gordy Lovett these last few weeks, and I’m here to tell you it stops today. I was brought in to regain some kind of law and order, and I’ll be da***** If I’m going to let the Wrestlers run the locker room!
A couple rowdy fans yell out in appreciation.
Gruff: So I’ve got plans to meet with all three of those individuals as well as those who represent them.
Howley: Who represents Frank!?
Gruff: So I’ll get to the three of them later tonight. My first major announcement is regarding the previously announced 6 man over the top rope Battle Royal at SLAM A THON! The match will be for the Premier American Championship here in Classic Wrestling! ‘Ell I’m here to tell you folks just which competitors will be in the match!
The fans cheer as he pulls a card from his back pocket and lists the names.
Gruff: These six men have proven themselves as worthy competitors here in Classic and ONE of them will walk out champion! Here are the competitors, Vito Valentino Shujin Yama Randall Schwartz Jack Fargo Carlos Ruiz. and Freddy Kilgore!
The fans get very excited at the participants in the match.
Gruff: We’re going to see four of them lock up tonight in a big tag team match. I for one am excited to see how that shakes out!
Price: Of course that’s Shujin Yama and Randall Schwartz taking on Vito Valentino and Carlos Ruiz!
Gruff: That’s right! I got one more piece of business before we get underway however. I’d like to call the Foreign Legion out here right now…
He points at the podium, hitting it hard enough that Otto jumps a bit.
The Tag Team who took the championships last week, claiming them for their own, do not come out.
The fans begin to boo.
Gruff: Let me clarify… If the Foreign Legion don’t get out here IN THE NEXT 20 SECONDS… They can KEEP the Classic Wrestling Tag Team Championships, as SOUVINEERS because they’ll be right back on the unemployment line! I’ve been giving strict authority to do whatever it takes!
The fans get very loud as Foreign Legion come through the curtains. Tag Team titles in hand. They look upset.
Gruff: TICK TOCK BOYS!
He holds out his arms and after a few seconds the foreign legion put the titls on the podium instead. Gruff gets back in front of the mic.
Gruff: That’s better! Now tonight you boys will get a shot at these titles, but it’s against a NEW Tag Team in Classic Wrestling. IF you can beat them… Then you’ll go on to Slam A Thon for a CHANCE to win the titles…. and Boys…. DON’T YOU EVER DO WHAT YOU DID LAST WEEK AGAIN!
Foreign Legion have heard enough and move in towards Gruff, but Gruff starts rolling up his sleeves and steps past the microphone. That’s enough to send the audience into a tizzy, and back of the imposing Tag Team. Eddie Dante pulls them back, thinking better of the situation.
We go to a quick break.