Square One Sept 6, 2019 19:15:14 GMT -5
Post by Stephen Callaway on Sept 6, 2019 19:15:14 GMT -5
Stephen Callaway sits in his usual seat as the scene opens.
“What can I say? I went to Honor and Glory and came back with neither. Maybe the guy facing the possibility of never getting another title shot wanted it more. Maybe he fought harder. Or maybe, just maybe, I laid down for him. Maybe I knew I’d be going on to bigger and better things so I lay down and gave him something I no longer need. I mean I can go from here and I can compete for US Titles and UWL Titles. I don’t need the UWL Television Title. So maybe I gave him it.
Who really knows what I did for sure?"
He takes a drink from a mug with casino chips on it.
“Whatever I did the point is I have no UWL Television Title anymore. While I can compete for the US or UWL Titles, I need to earn these shots. You all know and I know that UWL don’t just hand out title shots. I need wins. You’re only as good as your last match right? Well mine was a loss.
Which brings me nicely to Ethan Lucas. Normally I would relish an opportunity to take him on. Normally I would look at his 210 pounds and his six foot one inch frame and think it’s an even contest.
But not now.
Now I look at Ethan Lucas as someone I have to beat. It’s not about even competition anymore. No. It’s about me having to prove myself again. I raised the profile of the UWL Television Title to the point that Gently McCrae had a UWL Title match on Honor and Glory and nobody gave a damn. I raised the profile of the Television Title to the point that everyone that tweeted me or UWL tweeted about MY match! For a while I was the biggest thing in this whole damn company.
But now I start at the bottom. Having to earn my place at the top table again. Having to prove myself again. I admit there is a part of me that welcomes it. Having to fight my way back to the top. But there’s another part of me that can’t be bothered. Maybe it’s cause I’m getting older. Point is, this Saturday night I go up against Ethan Lucas. What I have to do is make an example of him. I make a big enough impression and management might look favourably at me and THEN hand me a title shot. Maybe at the US Title. Maybe even the UWL Title it’s self and maybe then I’ll make people give a damn about the UWL Title at a Pay Per View!
Ethan Lucas, you may think of yourself as some kind of brawling loose cannon, but you are going up against someone that needs to win, someone that needs to beat you. This Saturday Ethan, I’ll show you that it’s not you, it’s me that’s the brawling loose cannon. Don’t believe me? Try me! Maybe then you’ll find out why I ALWAYS have an Angle!”
He stands up and walks out of shot.