A pair of blue piercing eyes is all that fills the screen.
There’s no mistaking who these eyes belong to. If the few wisps of dangling blond hair and red/yellow face paint around the edges wasn’t a dead give away, the eyes themselves would tell the story. These are the eyes of a predator. Someone on a mission. Of a man who has been wronged and is radiating an insatiable quest for vengeance.
The eyes don’t blink. They just stare right through you in a way that peeks your interest while also making you a little uncomfortable. These eyes stare into your soul.
These are the eyes of “Feral” Freddy Kilgore.
Kilgore speaks, although we can’t see his mouth.
Cut from Kilgore’s eyes to a black and white still frame of Alex Bruder in the ring, holding his hands high in celebration.
“You speak and walk as if you live in the clouds and feast with the gods. Distant, untouchable, free from consequences to your actions. Above repercussions.”
Two quick cuts: first the footage of Bruder bowing up to Otto Price, then Bruder slapping around the father of the little president of Papa Wild Thang’s fan club while tears stream down little Mikey’s face.
Back to Kilgore’s piercing glare. The eyes, if possible, seem to ramp up the intensity.
“The walls are closing in Bruder. There is very little space left for you to escape the wrath of a hungry apex predator. Your tricks… your bravado… these will only take you so far. Sometimes hunting prey is an endurance sprint, and you’re running of steam Bruder. Soon, Papa Wild Thang will feast on your corpse.”
Cut away from the Bruder video to new footage: this time, it’s Holo Make performing in a Classic ring. Kilgore narrates over the action.
“Holo Make. A man who fancies himself a warrior. Who thinks himself dangerous. For all his faults, Holo Make is in tune with the call of the wild. In another lifetime, on another reality, he and Freddy Kilgore might have found themselves as kindred spirits.”
Holo Make’s footage freezes while he’s mid move: leaving his feet for his Aina I Ka Pono headbutt.
“But fate has frowned on you this day, Holo Make. You’ve drawn the unfortunate position of standing across from ‘Feral’ Freddy Kilgore. You think yourself ready for this challenge, but you’ve made a grave error, Holo Make. When Papa Wild Thang steps into that ring, he’s not going to see a tattooed warrior from the Pacific. No – as far as Freddy Kilgore will be concerned, you’re Alex Bruder. I’m going to take all my rage… all my frustration… all my ANGER… out on you, baby. Maybe that’s not fair. But you have to understand something Holo Make, Bruder did the unthinkable. He went after the Wildhearts. And now their champion is coming to defend them. He’s unleashed the animal, Holo Make, and you just happen to be in his path.”
Back to Kilgore’s eyes.
“May God have mercy on you. Holo Make… Alex Bruder… the hammer of vengeance is coming for you both. Get your affairs in order.”
Zoom in hard into Kilgore’s pupil.