MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS
We cut away from ringside to the backstage area of the Grand, where we find David Fox and Mushigihara.
David Fox: I dunno about you but it feels like there’s a storm brewing. We gotta get ready for what comes next, man.
Mushigihara: (nods solemnly) Ooooosu…
The duo are suddenly interrupted by a voice coming from behind…instantly recognizable as Randall Schwartz, a tone of snark emanating as he and Kenny Freeman approach.
Randall Schwartz: A storm, you say? Well, have I got just the thing for you!
Randall motions to Kenny, who starts to pull some kitchen tool out from under a bag…but they’re stopped by a frustrated Fox, who raises a hand and lets out a sharp “HMMPH” to punctuate.
David Fox: You know what, can it. I’m not in the mood, and neither is Mushi. You laid down that challenge last time, and we answered. So let’s go ahead and agree to get in that ring at UltraViolence and settle this.
The B-Team give each other a knowing look before nodding in agreement, as Kenny speaks up.
Kenny Freeman: That’s fair, I respect it Dave. We mentioned the Fund-O-Matic Challenge at ReVival 13, and I think it’s only right that we discuss the terms of said challenge today. Hit ‘em with the deets, Randy!
Randall just gives Kenny a cold glare, making Kenny backtrack slightly on the comment.
Kenny Freeman: Sorry…uhhh…hit ‘em with the deets, Randall.
Randall gives a slight smirk before clearing his throat, pulling out a sheet of paper from his pocket.
Randall Schwartz: We are proposing the first-ever Fund-O-Matic Challenge for UltraViolence, with the following stipulations…a standard tag team bout, to be sure, but both teams put up ten thousand dollars, with the winning team donating all proceeds to the charity of their choice!
Randall looks up from the paper, staring down the Dangerous Mix.
Randall Schwartz: We, of course, will be donating to A GREAT HOME FOR GREAT SCOTT…so, fellas, are you willing to put your money where your mouth is?
Without moving a muscle in his face, the Soul Survivor reaches into his pocket and pulls out what appears to be a stack of bills, banded together like it was taken fresh out of a bank. Fox pushes the stack right into Schwartz’s face with one hand, and flips the bills with the thumb on his other one.
David Fox: All hundreds, see for yourself.
Without breaking his gaze, David puts the money back into his pocket and smolders.
David Fox: You’re on.
Randall looks surprised and impressed by the response, looking to Kenny before the pair nod with a smile.
Randall Schwartz: Well there it is. We’ll see you fellas at UltraViolence.
Kenny chimes in, the smile widening to a grin.
Kenny Freeman: Best of luck, may the better men win, and all that.
The pair tip their imaginary caps at the Mix before walking off, leaving us with a glaring Fox and Mushi before we cut back to ringside!