HOPE FOR THE BEST, EXPECT THE WORST
Nick Stuart: What a hot opening contest between the B-Team and the Dangerous Mix! Great American Nightmare is already off to a rousing start for the thousands here at the Grand Garden Arena and the hundreds of thousands more watching on ACE Network Pay-Per-Stream! But we have one distinguished guest in the front row tonight.
Richard Parker: Is it Wayne Newton?
Nick Stuart: No.
Richard Parker: It’s gotta be Wayne Newton.
Nick Stuart: Rich, it’s not Wayne Newton, drop it. Let’s throw it down to PRIME lead interviewer, Angelica Brooks.
The camera cuts from the broadcast desk to Brooks, standing in front of the guardrail on the side facing the hard cam.
Angelica Brooks: I’m so excited to talk to a legend in the Joshi and deathmatch community and one of the most highly acclaimed teachers in Japan right now, Pom Shinjoku. Pom, how are you enjoying Vegas so far?
The camera slowly cuts over to find Pom standing up by the guardrail, wearing an Anglo Luchador t-shirt over her outfit.
Pom Shinjoku: I love all the bright lights. It’s like they made a whole city out of the Roppongi district in Tokyo. I can’t wait to eat at one of the buffets too. You guys think COVID is over now, right?
Angelica Brooks: That’s a question for people above my paygrade. So, are you here to support your friend, The Anglo Luchador?
Pom Shinjoku: Oh yeah, I always like seeing him wrestle, but I’m a little concerned about him right now.
Angelica Brooks: Tell me about it! I interviewed him at ReVival 10. His behavior has been quite erratic lately, but it’s a whole other thing to experience it up close.
Pom furrows her brow a bit.
Pom Shinjoku: He hasn’t been answering his phone. I got a gift from him, plane tickets and one of his reserved front row seats for the show…
Mikey, The Anglo Luchador’s brother, butts into the shot and waves into the camera to show that he has the other one.
Pom Shinjoku: …and I’ve heard nothing else from him. He’s acted like this before.
Angelica Brooks: If you don’t mind me prying, when?
Pom Shinjoku: Back when I got this [pointing at her left eye, covered with an eyepatch]. He’s a loyal, faithful friend and a fierce competitor most of the time, but when he gets like this…
Her voice trails off.
Angelica Brooks: Pom?
Pom Shinjoku: Let’s just say I’m hoping for the best for everyone here, especially Ria Nightshade. I’ve become quite the fan of hers over the last few months, you know? But…
She trails off again.
Angelica Brooks: I can tell this is…
Pom Shinjoku: No, it’s okay Angelica-onna, I can relate. I am hoping for the best, but I’m going to expect the worst. I just hope my friend finds himself before he does something he can’t take back.
Angelica Brooks: I think a lot of people in this building and in the back feel exactly the same way. Let’s throw it back to the desk!
The camera cuts back to Nick and Richard.
Richard Parker: I for one hope that psycho luchador gets what’s coming to him, although I’d rather see Hoyt give it to him.
Nick Stuart: We know, Rich, and that’s what people love about you. Anyway, speaking of Hoyt, we’re almost up to his ward’s match against GREAT SCOTT and Nate Colton, but first, we have some more business to attend to backstage!