GREAT SCOTT vs. ALEXANDER REDDING
As the fans settled down from a lovely time purchasing popped corn and dogs (hot), the dimming of the arena lighting indicates that we are ready for the next sporting contest of the evening.
Nick Stuart: I’m not even sure what to make of this next bout as a rather downtrodden Alexander Redding looks to get back on the saddle after missing out on 5 Star Gold.
Richard Parker: Alexander Redding will be looking to smash his frustrations all over the face of Great Scott and that stupid bear of his.
Nick Stuart: I wouldn’t recommend Redding try his luck with a bear, but we’ll see what the night brings us.
“Born For Greatness” by Papa Roach begins to blast over the speakers, as GREAT SCOTT emerges from behind the curtain carrying a nondescript championship belt over his shoulder. For some reason, Great Scott is over. Like really over. The crowd is going goddamned ballistic, and get even louder as GREAT BEAR steps out behind him, rocking out to some EDM on his sweet Beats By Dre headphones.
Nick Stuart: Have we ever had any confirmation of what that belt Great Scott carries is?
Richard Parker: If you want to make sense of his manic ramblings, be my guest.
GREAT SCOTT and GREAT BEAR make their way down to the ring, where GREAT BEAR starts doing awesome dance moves at ringside. It isn’t entirely clear if this is a real live bear, or a man in a very convincing bear costume, but the crowd is very into all of it.
Nick Stuart: The crowd in the MGM Grand are firmly behind Great Scott and who could blame them, the man has been a freight train, destroying all in his path so far. Three matches, three wins and against the caliber of talent we have in PRIME, that is impressive.
Richard Parker: I could be undefeated if I could bring a bear to the ring… and a gun… and a mace…
Richard Parker’s increasingly long list of weapons that would bring him victory in the grappling ring are cut short by the dulcet tones of ring announcer, Vince Howard.
Vince Howard: The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from the Greater Metro Area of Great Falls, Montana, he weighs in tonight at 276 pounds and is accompanied to the ring by GREAT BEAR… GRRRRRREAT SCOOOOOOOTT!!!!
Great Scott climbs up into the ring and goes up on all four ring posts, basking in the adulation of fans and holding up his championship belt.
Richard Parker: Shouldn’t Great Bear be over DJing the Survivor contest?
Before we ponder too deeply on the nature of time and space, “Love Spreads” by The Stone Roses bellows from the sound system in the MGM-Grand Arena and from the back emerges Alexander Redding.
Nick Stuart: At the conclusion of the 5-Star Title match, Alexander Redding’s skull clashed with the unforgiving steel ring steps. You have to imagine he is in no mood for any shenanigans tonight and will be looking to make short work of Great Scott.
Richard Parker: This company has treated an athlete of Alexander Redding’s prestige disgracefully. Multiple instances of shoddy officiating in two title matches, a vendetta against his long term partner Teddy Palmer and forcing him into a bout with Great Scott while still in recovery from head trauma. Yet here he is, still fighting. I would show him some more respect.
Nick Stuart: As soon as he bothers giving any to the rest of the roster, I’ll consider it.
Redding walks down to the ring, clearly still disgusted by the idea of the match he is about to find himself in. He waves away referee Elvis Nixon as he hops into the ring, not breaking eye contact with Great Scott, who as a good boy, remains respectfully in his own corner. Redding looks out to ringside and sees Great Bear vibing, rolling his eyes at the circus he finds himself part of. Elvis Nixon performs his final checks and signals for the bell.
As the match begins, Great Scott stands in place, glaring at Redding with a very angry expression in his face. He knows in his heart that Alexander Redding is not a good man and wishes to express this with his face. Redding seems very unperturbed by the visual scolding, basically laughing in Great Scott’s face. Great Scott does not take kindly to the rudeness and throws a wild haymaker, but Redding slides out of the ring, chuckling to himself. He slowly starts to back away from the ring, as a frustrated Scott, hands on his hips, looks over to Elvis Nixon.
Richard Parker: I know Alexander Redding is trying for mind games with Great Scott in the early goings but I feel like this may be a tactical error, you normally need someone with a brain for that to work.
Nick Stuart: Alexander Redding going into the bag of dirty tricks right away. He’s out here with no Teddy Palmer, no Grady Patrick, he has to do this one on his own and that is a tough task against Great Scott.
Elvis Nixon tries to encourage Redding back into the ring and Redding teases sliding back under the bottom rope but as Great Scott nears him, he rolls back out. Great Scott roars out in frustration as a cheeky little smile creeps upon the face of Redding. Redding wanders around the ringside area, keeping his focus on Great Scott inside of the ring. He seems pretty confident in his actions until he bumps into something. More specifically, he collides into Great Bear and almost knocks Bear’s sweet Beats off. Redding sees Bear turn around and realises that his safest option is to scramble right back into the ring.
Nick Stuart: In a choice between Great Scott and Great Bear, Alexander Redding has chosen the former.
Richard Parker: IT’S A BEAR. OF COURSE HE’S GOING TO FIGHT THE MAN!
We cut away from Richard Parker slowly having his mind unravel at everything to do with Great Scott and focus back to the ring. Redding confidently walks over to Great Scott and fires a ricocheting chop to Great Scott’s chest. Scott seems unperturbed by the slappitude of the chop, and as Redding invites a response, Great Scott wraps his arms around Redding and drills him into the mat with a belly-to-belly suplex. Scott lets rip a roar of power as the crowd wildly cheers him on. A dazed Redding gets back up fast and is dropped by a second belly-to-belly just as quickly. Operating more on bodily instinct than any tactics, Redding pops up for a third time. Great Scott doesn’t really think he has much need in changing his current game plan and once again wraps his big beefy biceps around Redding but as he pulls Redding in…
Richard Parker: Brilliant!
Nick Stuart: One man’s brilliant is another man’s cheating. Redding lifted up his knee as Great Scott hooked him in and drilled the young man’s down under.
Richard Parker: That is the most unique phrasing for a low blow that I’ve ever heard.
Elvis Nixon was unable to detect the shot due to the broadness of Great Scott’s body. Scott looks very pained at the cheap shot but isn’t provided recovery time, as Alexander Redding slips behind and rolls him up.
Redding hooks the tights.
Nick Stuart: Great Scott powers out!
Richard Parker: I’m not sure if hooking the tights was the smart move here, that’s a lot of spandex to keep hold of.
Great Scott kicks out with enough authority that he sends Redding flying into the ropes and as he turns around on Redding’s return from bounce town, he hoists The Man With The Joker Teeth up and over with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Redding flies high in the air and crashes violently to the ground from the momentum of the exchange as Great Scott roars out once more. Great Bear, sensing the roar, joins in. The wave of roaring makes its way to the MGM Grand crowd, who also roar out in support of Scott.
Richard Parker: The MGM Grand is starting to sound like a dog pound.
Nick Stuart: The intensity and heart of Great Scott has warmed the cold, dead heart of Las Vegas and it’s showing in this contest.
A dazed Redding is back up again and swings left and right, not making contact with anything in particular, as his opponent is standard about a metre away from him at this point. A forceful left sends Redding spinning as he whiffs against the air. Great Scott grabs Redding’s arm and whips him into the corner and Redding collides hard into the turnbuckles. Redding gasps for air as Great Scott places him on the top rope. As the urgency of the situation dawns on Redding, he tries to fight Scott off, trying to push him back down off the ropes. Great Scott manages to stand firm though and lays in a few elbows across the jaw. Satisfied that Redding’s defences are down, Great Scott leaps up into the air…
Nick Stuart: Picture perfect Scottacanrana!
Richard Parker: It’s happening again! How is this happening again?
The crowd shriek in delight as Great Scott delivers his world famous Scottacanrana to Alexander Redding. As Redding crashes into the mat, it’s clear that he is down and out. Great Scott scrambles quickly over Redding and hooks the leg for the pin.
DING DING DING
Vince Howard: Here is your winner, at a time of eight minute, twelve seconds… GRRRREAT SCOOOTT!
An exuberant Scott leaps back up and allows Elvis Nixon to raise his arm high in the sky as Great Bear continues to perform some sweet ass dance moves at ringside.
Nick Parker: Mortimer Kjedelig, Shawn Warstein, Dusk, Pete Whealdon and Alexander Redding are incredibly talented competitors and yet, when it comes to the force of nature that is Great Scott, no one has yet worked out what to do.
Richard Parker: At this point, nothing in this era of PRIME should surprise me but a four and oh undefeated record by a man named Great Scott is causing my brain some deep trauma.
Great Scott begins to perform the World Famous Great Scott inside of the ring to celebrate his victory as the cameras fade out.