We see Matt Mills, the ever-enthusiastic PRIME interviewer, standing in one of the dimly lit corridors. The camera follows him as he spots Adam Ellis and Ginny Van Lear approaching, hand in hand. As they step into the shot, Matt’s cheeriness contrasts with the serious expressions on Adam and Ginny’s faces.
Matt Mills: Matt Mills here with Adam Ellis. (He gestures towards Adam.) Adam, tough loss two weeks ago to Tony Gamble.
Adam nods, his jaw set firmly as he recalls the match. The echoes of the roaring crowd from that night still reverberate in his ears. He takes a deep breath before speaking.
Adam Ellis: Yep. Could have won. Should have won. But I didn’t. Tony got one over on me. I’ll take the loss like a man and get back to work. Every match is a learning experience. The next time I step into the ring with Gamble, the result will be much different.
Ginny, her red hair vibrant under the overhead lights, also nods as she looks up at her husband and smiles. Her green eyes hold a fierce determination that seems to fuel Adam’s resolve even further.
Matt Mills: Was the Savannah Scandal stuff any distraction?
The mention of Savannah Scandal causes Ginny’s smile to fade, replaced by a scowl. Adam shakes his head no, his focus unwavering.
Adam Ellis: No. Not at-
Before he can finish, Ginny interrupts, her Appalachian accent sharp.
Ginny Van Lear: Jeepers Creepers! Savannah Scandal can go stick it where th’ sun don’t shine. Adam Ellis ain’t got no time to worry about some suckin’ ol’ sow who’s rotten to the core.
Matt raises an eyebrow, taken aback by her outburst. Adam sighs but remains composed.
Adam Ellis: The answer’s still no. Savannah Scandal has nothing to do with me losing the match.
Ginny crosses her arms, her gaze fiery as she adds her final thoughts.
Ginny Van Lear: THAT JEZEBEL WILL REAP WHAT SHE SOWS!
Shifting the conversation…
Matt Mills: I’d like to bring up High Octane Wrestling’s John Sektor and what he said in a recent interview.
Mills pulls out a sheet of paper with a long quote typed on it.
Matt Mills (reading the quote): Adam Ellis! Mi joven aprendiz! Tonight you are competing for a championship, (forgive me I didnt care to remember the name of it), against a man who the wrestling world doesnt care to remember, in a company that arguably isnt even second best to the greatest wrestling promotion of all time, HOW.
Adam listens intently to the clip, his expression thoughtful.
Matt Mills (continued): I am writing to wish you Good Luck! As your former mentor and trainer I would ask you to remember that you are a reflection of ME. You were trained by one of the greatest champions of all time and if you’ve been paying attention you will have noticed that I am a champion once again. So don’t let me down and don’t embarrass me.
Mills stares intently at Adam, awaiting his response. After reflecting for a moment, Adam finally replies.
Adam Ellis: Sure, John Sektor played an important part in my wrestling development. But… it was Ray McAvay and Joe Bergman who assembled the foundation of knowledge upon which I now stand. Missouri Valley Wrestling gave me a platform to do something I love and through thick and thin, Ray and Joe have stood by me every step of the way through the good times and bad. Now Charlie Blackwell, who came in as a wildcard, introduced to me new ideas and techniques that have added an extra layer to my skill set. I will say they’ve all had an important part of pushing me to reach my potential.
Adam raises his chin and looks Matt in the eyes with unwavering determination.
Adam Ellis: I am deeply humbled to have been mentored and guided by these incredible men. Without their teachings, I wouldn’t be here standing before you today.
Matt Mills: Thank you Adam and Ginny for their time. Let’s go back to ringside for our next match.