(Fadein: Cameron Cruise in front of an CSWA backdrop.)
CRUISE: Well if it ain't Steven--no wait, the SENSATIONAL Steven Shane.
Loud and proud, here in the CSWA.
On a planned "ONSLAUGHT"?
Correct me if I'm wrong Steven, but if memory serves...don'tcha have to even have a CLUE on what you're getting into before you go on a 'Hero-Spree'??
If not...and if you don't mind...allow me, if you will...a couple things.
Don't start off a planned 'onslaught' by challenging someone ACCOMPLISHED as I am...and say you're better than me.
Promo...as accomplished and great as he is...took me on in another company I was in...and completely TRASHED everything involved, during promotions.
And the unexpected result??
Me, on the winning end...almost soundly, if I recall.
Have you ever performed in front of Kings and Queens and wrestled Alligators for an exhibition-like contest in the Everglades??
How about being well-paid by THE PLAYBOY...
And no, I'm not talking about Eddy Love....
Hugh Hefner in the Grotto at the Mansion, and then have the next booking be a Charity Event for kids in a PARK??
No, as much as a respected ring technician I'm sure you are...I don't believe you have.
Fact is, Steven...right up until that moment when I was told you challenged me for a DEBUT match...I was told you were quite the successful singles competitor.
But you see Shane...when I wrestle for Thomas...
As it's stated in my contract...
In my TEN YEARS in this company...I don't do Debut matches anymore.
Whether they're a wet-behind-the-ears-ROOKIE...or an over-the-hill-veteran, it's a no-go.
But seeing as YOUR debut is NOT as a Rookie or a Veteran...I suppose that categorizes you, right in the middle.
Congratulations, Shane. You've made the exception. Take note though Shane...
(Cruise takes off his trademark 'Anarchy'-styled shades as the camera comes in for a closeup.)
I said EXCEPTION, not EXCEPTIONAL.
You chose me as someone that has credibility in this business, so that you can beat the 'bejesus' outta me in your ring debut.
Back the "YOU'RE DREAMING" trolley up, just a second.
You haven't quite moved into OUR house, yet, which in this case, makes me the represented host for this little shindig. And NOBODY shows up the host of the party.
You wanna turn this company upside down by beating me in a setting that sets me as a favorite??
Then perhaps I should let you in on part of an old saying, with a paraphrasing twist:
Fortune favors the bull...and in the past two years, I've taken it by the HORNS.
In other words...it might not be pretty, or in your case...SENSATIONAL...but what I do inside that ring gets the job done.
(Cruise turns to exit, stage-right...but stops mid-stride.)
Oh...and not that this IS anything personal, Steven...'cause you pointing me out before Dan Ryan, Eddie Mayfied, or Miles or Powers, or ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER...couldn't be....
But try stealing my lines again...and I promise you Shane, and the fans, and the ENTIRE WORLD...
I'll show you what being SENSATIONAL is REALLY about.
That...my fellow Tag Team Specialist...is a Reality Check that you just...won't like.