THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LINE
Standing before a monitor is Brandon Youngblood, arms folded across his chest, his focus completely on the screen. Seeing the smirk spread across Ward’s face is juxtaposed by one of the Tower of Babel’s own.
Dressed for battle a little later in the evening, Youngblood cracks his knuckles as he turns around, and as if on cue, as though he had inside information, Simon Tillier makes his approach, looking as well groomed and dapper as ever.
Simon Tillier: Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at this time…PRIME’s Wrestler of the Year for 2022…Brandon Youngblood! Brandon…
Brandon Youngblood: Next week…
The Diamond of the ReVival looks to brush past Tillier, but the diminutive interviewer manages to hold his ground to try and impede him.
Simon Tillier: There are so many questions the fans are interested in knowing the answer to. Why did you not make an attempt to break up Nate Colton’s pin on Rezin in the 5 Star Championship four way at Colossus? What are you feelings in regard to PWA1 and the ending to your match up with High Octane Wrestling’s Clay Byrd? Are you looking for a rematch? And now, the return of one of PRIME’s most dominant, most accomplished, greatest wrestlers, Matt Ward, is–
He is quickly cut off.
Brandon Youngblood: I haven’t won a match without a tag team partner since the end of October. And the whole time, honestly? All I’ve been doing, even before then, is getting back on track. ‘Getting back on track’. I’ve tried to anger my way forward. Talked about the Universal Title and getting back to that level. Every time out, this is going to be about changing things. And I’m done. I’m done trying to fix every damn thing in one go. I’m done trying to make grand statements.
There is no malice in his tone.
Brandon Youngblood: It’s not 2022 anymore. And tonight, it’s all about Tony Gamble. So you want an interview? You want my thoughts? ReVival 22 is in the Amway Center. February 10th. I’ll give you and the rest of the world all the answers you need.
Stepping around Tillier, Youngblood makes his way down the hall, focused on his match.
Simon Tillier: Nick and Richard, back to you.
We then cut back to ringside for our next match.