The Last Dance
From the opening video we cut to the backstage area, where in front of the PWA branded backdrop stands regular sVo interviewer Katie Smith, a microphone as always in hand and a beaming smile on her face. Standing next to Smith is a man looking a lot more serious, a man that knows his very career is on the line as he steps between the ropes and into the squared circle for what might be the final time tonight….
Katie Smith: Ladies and gentlemen! Fans of HOW, PRIME, SHOOT, MVW and the sVo! Please join me in welcoming my guest at this time, former sVo Las Vegas Champion & Victory Cup winner – James Von Drake!
There is a mixed reaction from the crowd for the veteran, as JVD nods to Smith in recognition.
Katie Smith: Now James, it was only a few weeks ago that you went out to the middle of the sVo ring, picked up a microphone and announced to the world that the next time you lost a match it would be the last of your career…. Any regrets since making that statement?
JVD: Regrets? God no! My mind is the clearest it has been in years, I go into every match knowing that everything is on the line, one screw up by me and that it is, this is all over for me! I was fed up with losing match after match, it was as low as I have ever felt in all my years in the wrestling business. If I can’t compete with the best and walk out after having my hand raised in victory, then it really is time to hang up the boots….
Katie Smith: Well turning quickly to your opponent tonight, it has been up in the air who you will face but we learned earlier today than it will be a man you know very well, someone that competes across two different promotions here under the PWA umbrella, one half of the current sVo Tag Team Champions Anthony Moretti! Now finding out your opponent so late, that has to be a big disadvantage for you?
JVD: Usually I would agree with you, but this is perfect! Nobody knows Anthony Moretti better than me! My career started to go downhill when I met that little punk! We ran together in Blood Money and we fought all over Las Vegas when that little piece of shit kicked me out of the group. I would say it’s only fitting that we step into that ring one last time together and my new winning run starts by dropping the man that started my losing one on his head!!
JVD stares into the camera, a slight grin on his face.
Katie Smith: Well best of luck tonight JVD, I hope its not the last time we speak like this. Now, let’s take it to ringside!