THE SEG WITH NO TITLE
Backstage, Simon Tillier stands quietly, microphone in hand.
Standing next to him are two individuals we are slowly learning about. One is newcomer Adam Ellis who is dressed and to go for his upcoming match wearing a pair of plain blue wrestling shorts. The other is Adam’s wife- Ginny Van Lear. The former MMA prodigy is dressed in a t-shirt, jeans, and her feet are wrapped in tape.
Simon Tillier: Ladies and gentlemen… Adam Ellis and his valet Ginny Van Lear.
Adam Ellis: Good evening Mr. Tillier.
Ginny speaks in her distinct Appalachian dialect.
Ginny Van Lear: Simon.
Simon Tillier: Ginny, I was told that last night was your birthday so a belated Happy Birthday to you.
Ginny Van Lear: Mighty obliged to ya. Hard to reckon I’m twenty now.
Simon Tillier: Well again, Happy Birthday to you.
He turns to Adam.
Simon Tillier: Now to you Adam. First off, any lingering aftereffects from the ‘REAL LOVE’ Darin Zion attack on you at UltraViolence?
Adam Ellis: No. Zion got a cheap shot in when I wasn’t looking. It’s fine. It’s nothing. I am ready to go tonight.
Simon Tillier: You were more than a little upset with Zion’s attack?
Adam begins to answer but Ginny jumps in.
Ginny Van Lear: Oh hell yeah. Y’all I was mad as a hornet.
She points angrily toward the camera.
Ginny Van Lear: That hoity-toity Mister Zion’s damn lucky PRIME security didn’t let me kick his high-falutin’ head off, that’s shor’nuf.
Simon turns to Adam.
Adam Ellis: Darin’s pretty lucky her spinning kick didn’t connect.
Adam then puts his hand on Ginny’s shoulder in the hope that the now twenty-year-old red-haired firecracker will eventually cool off.
Simon Tillier: All right. Adam, if we could talk about your debut match?
Adam Ellis: Sure, Mr. Tillier:
Simon Tillier: You had a good win over Ria Lockhart four weeks ago in your first PRIME match. Tonight, you will face another newcomer- Sage Pontiff. How do you approach this match?
Adam Ellis: Well Simon, the key is to never, ever, underestimate your opponent. I don’t know a damn thing about Sage Pontiff. He probably doesn’t know a lot about me either. So I approached training for the match the same way I would have if I was wrestling Brandon Youngblood, Cancer Jiles, Rezin, or The Anglo Luchador tonight. I worked out with Charlie Blackwell down in Dallas this week and he pushed me to put in the time and work so I will have the confidence I’ll need tonight when the bell rings.
Simon Tillier: So you feel good about your match tonight?
Adam Ellis: Basically, hard work equals confidence. Hard work means I should be prepared and be able to handle anything that happens in the ring. I feel I’m ready for tonight.
Simon Tillier: Thank you Adam and Ginny for your time… and good luck tonight, Adam.
Adam Ellis: Thank you Mr. Tillier.
Simon Tillier: All right. Back to you Nick.