“Ladies and gentlemen, “Big” Joe Geoue here, and boy let me tell you the stage is set for heartbreak this coming Monday night when we see the in-ring debut of Nick Noble, The Excellence of Extroversion taking on the man I will be speaking with in just a few moments, SGT Justice as he puts his undefeated record on the line here in Classic Wrestling…”
Joe Geoue stands in front of a Classic Wrestling backdrop as he gestures offscreen and the camera expertly zooms out as SGT Justice slowly makes his way onto the backstage interview set from Joe’s left with a pensive look on his face as he strokes his moustache in thought.
“…Sarge, what is going through your mind right now? Nick Noble is a celebrated collegiate athlete, an incredible physical specimen, and on Monday night the two of you will lock up in the ring.”
Justice’s thumb rests on his bottom lip for a moment as he draws a deep breath in through his nose before speaking in a calm, measured tone.
“Joe, there’s a few things I’ve learned in my years dealing with perps. The first and most important? They ALL have a story. Where they were; who they were with; what they were doing. Ninety percent of it is worthless, what you gotta look for is that ten percent…that ten percent is the bit that matters. When it comes to Nick Noble? Not trying to take anything away from his accomplishments, but his ten percent is physical.”
Joe looks at The Sarge quizzically.
“I don’t follow…”
“His ten percent…his bit that matters. You don’t achieve the sorts of things he has without it. The problem is the other ninety percent, and I get it, I do…Nick Noble strikes me as the kind of kid who wasn’t told no. A kid who was given whatever he wanted because nobody wanted to deal with his narcissistic bullsh–”
Joe expertly cuts The Sarge off, keeping the interview on the rails.
“So, you’re saying his ninety percen–”
“His ninety percent is all up here, Joe,” Ustice taps the brim of his hat, “and he’s got his head so far up his own a–”
Joe shoots Jon Ustice a disapproving glance that makes him stop and take another deep breath before continuing.
“Let me just say this: Nick? I respect your ten percent. But when we step into that ring I’ll be bringing one-hundred percent…and I know you can too. The problem I see is that my ninety percent,” again, he taps the brim of his hat, “might be the first ninety percent you’ve ever encountered that won’t just roll over and give you your way.”
“I don’t know if there’s gonna be enough room in the ring for your giant ego, but the second thing you learn in policing: never let your feelings get in the way. So while the fan in me – because I admit to being a fan of yours – might want to scream like a little schoolgirl standing across the ring from you…the professional in me will stand tall and resolute…and it won’t have an issue knocking you down a few pegs.”
“Big” Joe Geoue nods intently.
“You’re still haven’t answered the question I’m sure everyone’s asking: What are your thoughts about putting your untarnished record on the line? Any final thoughts?”
SGT Justice removes his dark glasses and gives a determined stare into the camera.
“…on Monday night, Joe, for all the fans of Classic Wrestling…Justice WILL prevail.”
“Big” Joe Geoue turns back to the camera with a nod.
“Ladies and gentlemen, you heard it here first. SGT Justice looking to keep his win streak alive this coming Monday, tickets still available at the box office, get yours today!”