ONE LAST TIME
Angelica Brooks looks like someone who is thankful that she did not have her partner’s earlier assignments, such as Matt Mills with Tony Gamble and Simon Tillier with Winds of Change. Instead, as she smooths out her pantsuit, her eyes are focused upon one man and one man only.
Angelica Brooks: Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce the man who is wrestling his final match here tonight… Dusk.
Into the frame steps Dusk, inches away from the Argyle position.
Angelica Brooks: Dusk, tonight is your final match in PRIME as you are set to retire. This has been an improbable journey for you, with a tough loss to Cancer Jiles at ReVival 015 and now you have a Last Man Standing match against Larry Tact. Where is your mind at tonight?
Dusk shakes his head.
Dusk: On one level, Angelica, it feels good knowing I could take Cancer Jiles to the limit and he has to resort to cheating in order to walk out the victor. It gave me the confidence I need going into tonight’s match against Larry Tact. Tact though he was smart the last time we were here and would get me on his side. Little did he know that I would be ready for whatever antics he would play. My mind is here and present, my mind is ready to show Larry Tact what hell looks like. He thinks he’s seen the darkest depths of it before, but he’s seen nothing yet.
Angelica Brooks: You had an interview come out with ESPN recently about Larry Tact. Would you like to elaborate upon anything you said in that interview?
Dusk: It’s like I said, Angelica. Larry Tact could be everything he wants to be in that ring if he just decided to stop measuring out how much of himself he’s going to give in that ring. He made a critical mistake when he thought he would make his name off of my back, Angelica. Because either way, I’m walking out of here and retiring tonight. He though, he has to live with the person he is day in and day out. If he wins, does that give him a boost up the rankings? If he loses, what does that do to him when he lost to a man that was set upon retiring?
Angelica Brooks: Your final walk down that ramp tonight. What are you feeling?
Dusk takes a moment as he looks over at Angelica and drops his head for a brief moment before speaking into the microphone.
Dusk: It’s been my pleasure to get to perform in front of these fans for the past thirty years. It’s with a heavy heart that I walk away from this sport that I love so much, but I know that every single time I stepped out there, I did it while giving my all. I would’ve loved to keep doing this, to keep wrestling and performing, but I know that I’ve reached the end of the road and I am ready to accept and live with that.
Angelica smiles at Dusk.
Angelica Brooks: Well, from all of us here backstage, we thank you for continuing to pour everything you have out there for the fans and all of us. Thank you.
Dusk returns the smile and begins to walk away when a stagehand walks up to him as he approaches the Argyle position.
Stagehand: Sir, one moment before you step out there.
Dusk looks over at him.
Stagehand: Lindsay Troy wanted me to pass on a message to you, to inform you that she’s going to be calling you sometime after tonight’s show or potentially tomorrow morning.
Dusk turns his hide to the side a bit.
Dusk: Did she say why?
Stagehand: She did not, but she mentioned it to me before she headed off to the hospital to check on Jonathan Rhine. She just said it was important that you answer her call when she does.
Dusk nods his head before patting the stagehand on the back.
Dusk: Thanks, appreciate it.
He then turns and faces the Argyle position, for the final time.