Here in GXW
(The screen comes in on a GXW backdrop, and as we pan out, we see Jean Rabesque, looking back at it, and as he turns, a smile can be seen etched on his face, he is dressed in his normal gear, a black bandana, shades, and a black “NO FALSE GIMMICKS” shirt, the CSWA Greensboro Title is draped over his shoulder, as he looks into the camera and speaks)
Rabesque: “So, as if I didn’t have enough going on, I’ve been recruited. I get a call from when of the honchos over at GXW, telling me about this big ‘one night only’ extravaganza! Something I’ll just ‘have to be a part of!’ So, here you go GXW, I am here, and Christian Sands awaits. Not exactly the name I was expecting to go up against when I signed on for such an occasion, but the kid had enough balls to call me out, so I figured he deserved a shot. It’s been a long, long while since anyone had the guts to do that, so I give him credit. Unfortunately, all of that ends right here.
“Christian, you went on the GXW airwaves, and you made it very clear to everyone watching at home that you challenged me for two reasons. You wanted a challenge. You came to the right place Christian, because if that’s what you’re looking for, prepare to be educated. Now, I have a great deal of respect for everyone associated with GXW, whether it be the fans, the wrestlers, everyone who works backstage, everyone..... but Christian, have you figured out what a challenge is yet? Now I have seen you toiling in the bottom end of the NFW, while I continue to set the standard for the entire league. My point here is, if you’re having trouble hanging in the NFW Christian, then why come after me to try to obtain some kind of challenge? Shoot for a realistic goal Christian, and you just might have a chance at success. Shoot too high, I don’t care what anybody tells you, and you are destined to do nothing but crash and burn.
“I’m not talking long term here Chris. You’re a talented kid, you have a lot of.... potential, but right now, you have done nothing to prove that you’re there yet. Now, maybe you see this match, against the man that sets the standard, as your chance. And to be honest Chris, you’re right. You have everything to gain here, I have nothing to gain. Get the word on the street Chris, no one thinks you have a shot right now, but I know damn well that miracles can happen. But not on my watch. Be honest with yourself Chris, that wasn’t about a challenge, it was about making a name for yourself by beating the best damn technical wrestler in the world. If you want to set goals of becoming the greatest, be all means do it, but you needed to straighten out the short term, because if you don’t, the long term will never happen.
“So after you spoke on that subject for some length, we then went on to reason number two, and that is to find out if I can live up to the catchphrase. Consider yourself person #3345 to go after this. But allow me to make something abundantly clear to you Chris. You again talked at great length about how you don’t think I live up to it, about how ‘no false hype’ is exactly that, false hype...............”
(Rabesque pauses a moment)
“No it’s not Chris. That is hype, yes it is. And never at any point have I EVER made the claim that there is no hype involved with Jean Rabesque. Hell, go to the merchandise stand and try to buy one of my shots. Odds are you won’t be able to, because they’ll be on the bodies of the fans watching the show. There is a hell of a lot of hype surrounding me. But there is NO FALSE HYPE!
“So what exactly does that mean? It means that I am never going to say anything or boast about myself in a way that is untrue. I am the greatest technical wrestler on the planet right now. Is that hype? Yes. Is it the truth? You’re damn right. Over the past three and a half years, I have pinned cleanly exactly ONE time, and that was when I was standing on one damn leg against Hornet last week. Well, you know what Chris? The leg is feeling a whole lot better, so I wouldn’t expect me to lose two in a row.
“You want to know how I make this claims? Because NO ONE has been able to outwrestle me. Sure, I’ve been outbrawled, people have been able to take it to the air against me, and people sure as hell have been able to outcheat me, but NO ONE outwrestles. I live up to the phrase every single damn day. There’s nothing phony about what you see in front of you. My birth name is Jean Rabesque, and I can flat out wrestle. I’m not going to pop pez and tell you I’m the world’s Lord and Savior. I’m not going to come up with some fancy name for myself like Bonecrusher or Viper. I’m just going to come out, and shed some light onto what wrestling really should be. So don’t tell me I can’t live up to it Sands, you have no idea what you’re talking about.
“So after we get reason number two, we get you saying you can go hold for hold with me. (chuckles) You just go on thinking that Chris. To quote a movie, ‘Do it, and I’ll own you.’ You can’t Chris, I’m not saying this to be cocky, I’m saying this for your own good. You can’t do it, so find another strategy right now. If you don’t (chuckles) then Battleground is going to be a miserable night for you?”
(Rabesque again pauses and gathers his thoughts)
“So finally, after all of that, we get something brand new... it’s called ‘Cliche Hour With Christian Sands.’ Give me a break Sands. You’re a good kid with some wrestling ability, but the last thing this world needs is you telling us you’re going to ‘throw everything you have’ at me, we need to figure out who has more ‘fuel in the tank,’ that this ‘isn’t going to be a cakewalk,’ ‘this will be a battle of wills,’ or I’m not going to be able to ‘stand in your way.’ SPARE US SANDS!
“You might put up a hell of a fight, but you’re going to end up like the rest. But since you enjoy cliches as much as you do, I have one of my own for you Sands. ‘Be careful what you wish for.... because you just might get it.’ You wanted me, now you have me. You have no idea what’s in store for you.
“No false gimmicks.... no false hype.... I am Jean Rabesque.”