BACK TO BASICS
We cut to a video clip filmed at The New Sportatorium in Dallas, Texas. The first thing we see is the Texas Championship Wrestling banner hanging proudly over the wrestling ring.
The training facility is alive with the energy of twenty young Texas Championship Wrestling trainees as they work out, their bodies slamming against the canvas while practicing their moves. Sweat drips from their brows and the scent of determination fills the air.
Amidst the cacophony of grunts and cheers, Adam Ellis stands in the heart of it all, his 6-foot-4 frame decked out in black workout clothes that clings to his lean muscles. His brown hair was slicked back by sweat, and his blue eyes focuses intently on his next move. Adam relaxes against the wall… a momentary oasis from the hard work he’s been putting in.
Adam Ellis: I know I’ve come a long way under Charlie Blackwell’s tutelage. but the recent loss to Eddie Cross at the Almasy Invitational had been a harsh reality check.
The harsh voice of Charlie Blackwell cuts through the air like a whip. Adam may be taking a break but for Blackwell, the work continues.
Charlie Blackwell: Come on, Bobby! Get your goddamn head in the game!
Bobby grits his teeth and launches himself off the ropes, executing a perfect dropkick against his training partner.
Charlie Blackwell: Better.
Charlie claps his hands as if he’s a football coach trying to fire up his team.
Charlie Blackwell: Alright, take five!
Charlie signals for a break.
Adam Ellis: You know, they say it’s back to basics after a setback like I had against Eddie Cross. And they’re right.
He takes a deep breath, his voice steady and unwavering.
Adam Ellis: I went to war with ‘the other place’ and held my own against my former mentor… the mighty John Sektor. The result wasn’t what I wanted, but I fought like hell and I didn’t back down from anyone there.
He pauses for a moment, reflecting on his recent journey.
Adam Ellis: Yeah, maybe Charlie Blackwell was right. I let this whole thing with Sektor get in the way. I was distracted, and I lost sight of what really matters.
Wistfully, Adam watches a couple of newbie wrestlers run the ropes over and over and over.
Adam Ellis: It’s time to get back to work and it’s time to start taking the next step. But let me be clear, I am PRIME through and through, and that is where my focus will be going forward. No more distractions, no more excuses. Eddie Cross won that match, but I’m not out of this fight yet. John Sektor beat me last month at a pay-per-view, I ain’t done yet. My heart pounds with excitement and resolve. I know I’ve got a long road ahead.
Adam’s wife Ginny Van Lear joins him.
Adam Ellis: But with my wife Ginny by my side, my trainer Charlie Blackwell cracking the whip and making me work my ass off every day, and the lessons I’ve learned over the past four years, Adam Ellis is ready to face whatever challenges await.
Adam pauses and finishes the promo with Ginny shaking head in agreement.
Adam Ellis: You haven’t seen the best of me yet.
We then return to the backstage area of the arena.