The scene opens to a wrestling ring with what appears to be an arm wrestling table set up in the middle, with a raucous crowd making their presence known as we get some text to inform us this is “A RANDALL SCHWARTZ PRODUCTION.” After a moment, we see two men step into the ring and approach the table: on the left, a rather scrawny-looking fellow…and on the right, Randall Schwartz himself, giving his opponent a smirk as he sets his arm upon the table. The opponent follows suit, a ref approaching the table to remind both men of the rules as we hear a voiceover from The Entertainer.
“It takes a lot to really get ahead in this business. A dash of brawn, sure, but all the strength in the world can’t make up for a lack of intelligence. If you can’t outsmart your opponent, you can never outlast them.”
The referee blows his whistle, kicking the contest off as the two men struggle to keep a strong grip and move the torque of this position in their favor. Meanwhile, the voiceover of Schwartz continues.
“It’s especially true when you face a whopping FIVE other opponents at once. You have to find the right maneuvering, pick the right spots to take them over the top…rope, and get one step closer to the prize.”
We see Randall sweating now, his arm starting to give way as the opponent manages to gain the upper hand. Eventually, Randall does the only thing he can think of…he lets his arm slip off the table, causing even more commotion from this crowd as we hear Randall’s voice once again.
“Brute force isn’t everything. It’s a lesson that coward Shujin Yama could learn, and he’s gonna learn the hard way that you don’t double cross Randall Schwartz.”
The referee retrieves a specialized strap to keep the two men’s hands clasped together, setting it up as the opponent sends a few choice obscenities the way of The Entertainer, whose voice we hear once more.
“When the odds are stacked against you, you have to do whatever it takes to survive. Whether that’s a thumb to the eye, a rake to the back, or kicking Carlos Ruiz’s leg outta his leg to keep him from hitting the Spanish Eyes.”
The round begins anew, both men once again struggling to get an advantage…and yet again, Randall’s opponent seems to be getting the better of him. As the Entertainer’s hand slowly approaches the table, we hear Randall continuing to reflect.
“When you know your opponent’s weaknesses, you can avoid any sticky situation. You can dodge the Call of the Wild from Freddy Kilgore, you can wriggle out of the Metro Avenue Deathlock, and most importantly, you can slip out of the Plainview Paralyzor.”
Randall’s opponent in the ring appears a little too cocky for his own good, as he headbutts the Entertainer to a gasp from the crowd. Randall is taken aback for a split second, but manages to shrug it off as he adjusts his grip…turning the tide of this contest, as we hear his voice once again.
“Once you know the weak points, you have to strike hard and strike fast. When your opponent is catching his breath against the ropes, you run up right behind him and dump him over the top with ease…unless it’s Shujin Yama, then you let everyone else do the hard work.”
The opponent’s eyes widen in shock and fear as Randall slowly but surely gets the upper hand, swinging the momentum in his favor as we hear the Entertainer continue to speak.
“It’s the only way to succeed in this business, especially when it’s all on the line.”
With one final swing, Randall slams his opponent’s hand onto the table, signaling a huge pop from the crowd. The strap is undone, allowing Randall to celebrate as the scene fades to black.