Hey everyone, thank you all for coming. ISM 3 is this Saturday in Cleveland and headlined by a one night tournament to crown a number one contender for the newly renamed Junior Heavyweight title that is currently held by Bryan Blaze. The participants in that tournament are Ultimo Pollo IV, Sangre de Pollo, El Temerario and Red Tiger King as he's now calling himself. I hear he's had a bit of a change in attitude and direction since we last saw him. Also on this card, Jason Cashe gets his wish - he and Jack Danielson will face a formidable duo in Duke Womack and David Lee Sellers and in our opener, James Edwards will face Jeremy Squire in an exhibition bout.
Jason Cashe. Getting up from the table of people who showed up to actually support Dynamism. He moves to the podium and has his Seattle Pro World Television Championship draped over his shoulder.
"So let me address the current situation at hand. Duke Womack and David Lee Sellers? Don't know them, don't much need to know them because this isn't about them whatsoever.. No, this is about what is now being called Grit N Gritz. Jack Danielson and Myself aligning with one goal in mind. To unseat the chumps currently sitting with the Tag Team Titles and you know what? I beat them each by myself and now together? I only needed to find someone just as committed to removing those belts as I am from their waists."
Removing his TV Title from his shoulder, Cashe places it on the podium.
"See my purpose of coming to ISM was because I felt the need to meet new people and find someone to share some moments with. Jack Danielson is a quality talent! One of the best things rising on any roster he might find himself on and truth be told, he might be the better Danielson alive today! That is saying a lot because his brother is well established and has beaten me even but here in The ISM? Jack and I will be the fact, the answer, the reality that not only steps on and over Womack and Sellers but goes on and becomes the New.. Dynamism Tag Team Champions. Grit N Gritz! Get use to it because we coming!"
Cashe lifts the TV Title off the podium and moves to leave but a random voice in the crowd blurts out a question.
"What about Eli Buchanan?"
Stopping as if frozen. Cashe doesn't at first turn to the crowd but his tongue pokes out and slides across his lips and the sucks air through his nose before facing the crowd and addressing the question.
"I'm sorry.. Who asked a question? Ask it again."
There was no hesitation."ISM 4. It has been announced that you will take on the King of Lions World Champion, Eli Buchanan. A history between you two isn't to be ignored but in that short history you have, you have found nothing but defeat. What are your thoughts on this match?"
"I.. heh.. Come back for the ISM 4 Press Conference and I'll give you my opinion on that. What matters, what is of focus here and now is Grit N Gritz and you should mind your tongue asking about shit that ain't on tap. Deuces."
With that, Jason Cashe leaves adjusting his TV Title once again draped over his shoulder.
A minute after Cashe leaves the podium, James Edward arrives on the stage wearing a Lion's Road t-shirt and tracksuit pants.
James Edwards Just like last time, I ain't taking any questions. I'm sure y'all are wonderin' why this is an exhibition and not a "real fight," especially since it always seems like I got something to prove to somebody. That's the damn problem with me!
He grips the podium like a preacher raring to go on a sermon.
James Edwards There's always a reason I gotta be mad. There's always somebody I gotta get even with. There's always another title I have to win. All of it keeps going and going and going until I feel like I'm gonna pass out. It's exhaustin' having a chip on your shoulder 24/7, man. Maybe I need some of that shit that Cashe smokes.
The assembled crowd laughs, and Edwards' demeanor lightens.
James Edwards You know, at the end of the day, I just wanna be happy. The last time I remember being happy was right before the original Iron Road. All I wanted to do was prove myself. Shit wasn't complicated back then when I was doing the fight game just because. My first fight back here in the Great Lakes, I wanted to remember that. I wanna remember what it was like to be younger and hungrier. Get that corporate fightin' taste outta my mouth.
He knows he is rambling and takes a moment to look at the floor to collect his thoughts.
James Edwards If you want the truth, me against Jeremy Squire ain't about prize. It's about the love of the game.
After a long pause, El Temerario sits down at the table. He wears a gray pinstripe suit and a black and white mask. He expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to compete at ISM 3, then opens the floor to questions.
A report asks him his opinion on Red Tiger King's change in attitude.
I am definitely disappointed. I considered him a friend...I still do. But he seems to be lost, in the darkness. I've been there. I've felt that pull. But you must have the fuerza de corazon, the strength of heart to withstand that. Perhaps he was weakened and gave in to temptation. Perhaps he's always been this way and has been receiving us all along.
The Lucha Daredevil clears his throat and takes a drink from a bottle of water.
Regardless, I have a mission. I must defeat my friend to move on to get a title shot against Bryan Blaze, and defeat him I will. It's not something I relish, but it's something that I will accomplish.
Another reporter asks him what he will do if he loses to Red Tiger King.
I have no contingency plan. There are no "what if's."
Victory is my only option.
Temerario stands up, bows, and walks out.
ISM Office: I missed these colours.
Sept 25, 2019 6:46:49 GMT