We are in the backstage portion of the Classic Studio where “Big” Joe Geoue stands beside none other than Rush Starling. Our young and upcoming grappler stands tall wearing a black t-shirt with a gold outlined lion head in the center. He adjusts his blue jeans slightly before Joe begins.
Geoue: Rush Starling, it was an impressive debut against Freddy Chedda and I want to welcome you to Classic Wrestling, young man!
Rush smiles and nods but something else has caught his attention. It’s the roar of the crowd in the distance.
Starling: Holy cow! Do you hear that, Joe?!
“Big” Joe smiles at the camera and then towards Starling.
Geoue: Of course! It’s probably because they are right outside that door behind you.
Rush’s head turns around and he points at the door.
Starling: That one right there?
Geoue: Yes but let’s…. Rush?
Starling turns around and opens the door “Big” Joe was referencing. It takes a moment for the fans inside to realize it’s Starling who has walked out and when they do they erupt louder than before. As the camera finally gets in a position we can see Rush pumping down the crowd. He stands between two sections while “Big” Joe stands behind Starling with the microphone under Rush’s arm.
Starling: Wow…. WOW! This… you… are amazing! You know friends, I honestly wanted to talk one on one with the great “Big Joe” Geoue tonight-
The crowd pops for the backstage interviewer.
Starling: But! When I found out you folks were just a few steps away, I had to tell you this myself! Tonight… it’s beast vs man! I’m going to face Freddy Kilgore. ‘Papa Wild Thang’ can only be described as a man that can humble any of us competing in Classic. He’s formidable, unpredictable- he is truly a beast among men!
Rush points his finger slowly around the studio as he talks.
Starling: No matter what happens tonight, all of this is for a legacy. My family’s legacy. I’ve never been so separated from them but… since day one, you all cheered for me- supported me! Helped me dig deeper to bring home the win against Freddy Cheddar. That… that actually means more than a Western Union.
Rush looks over to the closest fan to him and places a hand on their shoulder.
Starling: My family may not be here but-
He looks at them deep in the eyes while “Big” Joe maneuvers between to catch all the audio.
Starling: YOU… are family.
The crowd explodes.
Starling: And this is OUR legacy! Wish me luck, Joe!
Starling turns around and exits where he came as the fans start to swarm around “Big Joe”.
Geoue: Well, you heard it from the young man himself! I guess this is a big family now and what a match up he will have tonight with a very capable Freddy Kilgore.
Instead of heading for the back, Rush heads for the ring, excitedly waving to the fans with a smile on his face.