Back from a commercial with Matt Mills waiting in the ring.
Matt Mills: Ladies and gentlemen. At this time I’d like to introduce a young wrestler who grew up just a few miles away from here… a hometown boy from nearby Warrensburg, Missouri. … ADAM ELLIS!
The crowd pops when the chorus of Garret Biggs ‘Mama Didn’t Say No…” comes on and Adam and his wife Ginny Van Lear come out from the back
“Oh, I might be a little rough around the edges
From the outside lookin’ in it might seem helpless.
Adam sees some people he knows and stops for a second to say hello before moving along.
I’ve been blessed with a strong backbone – I never coulda made it on my own.
But if there’s one thing that I know – Momma didn’t raise no…”
Once both are in the ring, they walk over to Matt.
Matt Mills: Adam, first, nice ovation from the fans.
Adam Ellis: Matt, it’s great to be back in the state of Missouri.
Adam pauses for the crowd to cheer.
Adam Ellis: It’s great to be near home again. This is where I grew up. This will always be my home.
Matt Mills: How does it feel to come out tonight and see all your friends and family here?
Quick cut to show Adam’s friends and his mother and father in the audience, cheering him on.
Adam Ellis: It means the world Matt. I want to give a shoutout to all of my friends and family who came out to see me tonight. Their support means everything to me. I grew up in Warrensburg, and I’ve been a fan of wrestling since I was a kid. I used to watch it on TV with my father… mom didn’t care for it but I watched with my Dad and dreamed of one day stepping into the ring myself. When I graduated from high school, I started training at a local gym and working hard to improve my skills. It’s been a long road, but here I am.
Matt Mills: Adam, I know Culture Shock didn’t go the way you hoped it would… I know you were very disappointed with your performance, but you came back two weeks ago and put on quite a show against Cecilworth Farthington.
Adam Ellis: Well no, Culture Shock was a big disappointment. I was very upset with the way things went but a couple of cooler heads talked me off the ledge and I went back to work. Yes, I was very pleased with the match two weeks ago. Wished I could have won. But, still very pleased. I just have to learn to do that every time I go to the ring.
Matt Mills: That’s the key isn’t it?
Adam Ellis: Yeah. I need to bring the same intensity with me to the ring every time I go out there..
Matt looks over at Ginny Van Lear.
Matt Mills: Ginny, good to see you here tonight.
Ginny Van Lear: Thank you Matt. And dontcha worry, I ain’t packin’ tonight.
Matt Mills: Well, that makes me feel better.
Ginny grins and puts her arm around Adam.
Matt Mills: Adam, is there anyone else you’d like to thank for helping you along your journey?
Adam Ellis: Absolutely. I want to thank all of the people who’ve trained and helped me along the way. Ray McAvay. Joe Bergman. John Sektor. Charlie Blackwell. Dawn McGill for coming in two weeks ago and helping out. There’s no doubt in my mind that without their guidance and support, I wouldn’t be standing here today. Lindsay Troy, for giving me the chance to come to PRIME. My wife Ginny who’s been a rock and stood by me every step of the way. And of course, I want to thank all of the fans out there who come out to see us wrestle. You’re the reason we do what we do.
Matt Mills: All right. Adam Ellis everybody.