We are moments from the 5 Star Championship Four-way, in the thick of the triumphant return of Colossus.
Nick and Richard are prepping their notes for the title bout (well… more Nick than Richard) when the Garden is plunged into darkness.
After a few drawn out seconds, the PRIME*View bursts to life with an orange glow. Scenes of a Midwest sunsets play across the screen as Zach Bryan’s “Something in the Orange” plays.
Tall Oak trees, silhouetted against burning sky. A neighborhood street, the glow of lampposts lost against the hues of the sky. A factory, melting the ozone as the sunsets.
And then, the music fades. Words fill the screen over a soft glow on a sunset field, and Sam Elliott’s voice (spared no expense) booms thru the arena, narrating along.
Nick Stuart: …what was that?
Richard Parker: How the hell am I supposed to know? I didn’t order it up. To be honest I got a text about the after-party tonight and I might have missed something. Saw something about dusk and youngblood and a lot of orange in there.
Nick Stuart: Well, perhaps a prelude to our 5 Star Championship match. We’ll have Youngblood Colton, Flamberge & Rezin up next after a word from our sponsor!