Who's Your Daddy
Dangles Bar and Grill.
Yeah, they let me in with open arms, shook my hand, and gave me two shots of Jamison on the house.
'You're welcome here any time, Mr. Knox,' said the bartender. I think her name was Kelly. And I could tell she'd probably have slipped me her number if Rose wasn't with me.
Rose knows how to scrap.
So, this is fun. Stepping into your backyard and being hailed as a celebrity probably annoys the crap outta you.
To be fair, Rosie says you're welcome to a drink on the house at TC's, long as you behave yourself.
"Congratulations, Jared, you get a second chance to make a first impression."
"I'd really like to think you've learned your lesson, and that you're going to make the most of it, but I'm also a realist and I think we both know you're going to show up on our television screens, drunk, make a bunch of loud references to being Daddy and how I'm walking around carrying your belt, and we'll be left with the song that never ends."
Wells just goes on and on, my friends.
"Unfortunately for you, Jason Reeves waved a contract in Dan Ryan's face, and now I'm going to be wrestling twice at Black Dawn."
"Which means you're not an opponent, you're a comma."
"And I want you to remember something, Jared... you brought this on yourself."
"You show up in the Empire and decide that since you never held the EPW Intercontinental Championship, that you're going to just go out and get it. As if the person holding the title has no say: that you're just going to walk all over the current Champion and do what you want."
As if that was your attitude: you pretty much came out and blatantly said that.
"Well, I think we pretty much proved that you aren't going to just walk all over the current Champion and do what you want. Quite the contrary, if you were the Raging Christ Figure that you claimed to be, it wouldn't have mattered that Reeves interfered."
"Don't get me wrong, Jared - I would've wanted a rematch regardless because it wasn't a clean victory, but I seriously think you should be shaking Stalker's hand for putting that sliver of doubt into peoples' minds."
Of course, that was hardly the overwhelmingly decisive victory you thought it would be. Wasn't it?
"In a perfect world, this would be a match of redemption, where you would go to great lengths to prove that you were robbed of a victory, and where I would go to great lengths to prove that you were going to lose regardless of Stalker's actions. We would go out there, shake hands, wrestle clean, and have a winner and a loser."
"But it's not a perfect world, is it? And I'm fully expecting you to remind everyone about how awesome you are and how nobody in the Empire can hold a candle to your overwhelmingly dominating skills."
"Despite, you know... the overwhelming evidence to the contrary."
"Good luck, Jared."
"Even if it won't help you."