Aries stands in the middle of the ring, with his newly won EX Title, proudly in hand. He signals for a microphone, as the crowd begin to chant his name. Aries lifts the mic up to his mouth.
Aries - Thank ye' L.A., California!
Aries - Man, its been a good while since A've been 'ere lads, but a' must say, that every time a' do come 'ere, a' get the greatest feelin' in me gettyworks. From the women, to the drinks, to the Hollywood parties.
Crowd start up a chant of Aries again.
Aries - Speakin' of parties, a' 'ave a little party to throw of me own. Ya see lads, this passed Sunday, at Road To Glory, little ol' Aries 'ere, finally accomplished somethin' he's been meanin' to accomplish since he arrived 'ere in little ol' OCW.
Aries adjusts the belt on his shoulder, as he looks down at it and smiles.
Aries - A' FINALLY won me the OCW EX Division Title!
Aries holds up the title as the crowd cheaply pop.
Aries - Its been such a long journey to the top of the EX Division, and a'm finally 'ere. Over the passed year, a've been through 'ell and back, with sooo many people, who, if not fer' them, a' might not even be 'ere today.
Aries pulls out a list.
Aries - Now, before me celebration party begins, it's time to read off this list of people a' need to thank.
Aries clears his throat.
Aries - Jacob Trance. Kung James. I-Gen. Me very first opponent, Sean Strider. Anthony Martin. Mumma Aries, Pappa Aries. Me brother Nick, and of course....you guys
Aries points around the audience.
Aries - If it wasn't fer' ye', a' would honestly not be 'ere.
Aries - Now, a'm' sure most of ye' know from the program sheet, that tonight, a'll' be goin' one on one, with the OCW World Heavyweight Champion Leon.
Aries - This will no doubt be the most difficult match in me career, BUT, a' will come out on top. And why's that ye' ask? Because Leon, is nothin' but a coward. A coward will never triumph over a strong willed man. So Leon, ye' better be ready, because even if this may be the one and only time we might, a' WILL bring ye' 'ell...lad.
Aries lowers his mic as the crowd pop. He walks towards the ropes, when....
The crowd continue to cheer as Chris takes a microphone out from inside his jacket. But before saying a word, he just stares down Aries from the ramp. He begins to look around at the crowd one more time, before lifting up the microphone to his mouth.
Ryder - So let me get this straight, you came out here tonight, to thank people?
Aries looks out at Ryder, confused. Chris rubs his chin, clearly annoyed at something.
Ryder - You came out here, to thank the people that helped you get to where you are now? The people that helped you rise up and capture that EX Championship?
Chris slowly makes his way down the ramp, not taking his eyes off of Aries.
Ryder - You wanted to let all of these people know who was there for you, for all the lows and all the highs? How you broke through to the Title chase here in OCW 'solo' ?
Ryder walks up the steps leading to the ring, and calmly leans through the ropes. He adjusts his tie and takes a deep breathe off-mic.
Ryder - You were just about to leave this Ring, as I made my Entrance, correct?
Aries nods, as if to say "yes". Chris looks away from Aries, still annoyed by something. It isn't long though, before he eyeballs him again.
Ryder - THEN WHERE THE HELL WAS MY NAME IN ALL THAT CRAP?!
Chris walks right into Aries' face, clearly angry at him.
Ryder - Where the hell was my thanks? For helping take you from the depths of nowhere, and dragging you through the Low Card?! Where was my thanks, for helping you, when I could've been helping myself? I guess Chris Ryder wasn't helpful enough for a mention in your little speech? Maybe I should've done more, but really, how much more could I have done for you? I practically GAVE you that Championship you're holding right now
Aries looks at Ryder, in disbelief.
Aries - Are ye' ser...
Ryder - SHUT UP! I'm not finished yet!
Aries can't believe the response he's getting from Chris, as the look on his face tells the story.
Ryder - I threw away my chance to become one of the top Stars in this place, just so I could help you become what you are now. So if you're gonna' thank ANYONE around here, it should be ME! ME DAMNIT! You were NOTHING when I found you. NOTHING!
Aries - Nothin'?
Ryder - That's right. Nothing. Do I need to spell it out for you? You were a failure in OCW's Developmental Territory. Now, you walk around here thinking you're better than everyone, just because you're a Triple Crown CHUMP?
Aries stares into Ryder's eyes, balling his fist.
Ryder - What's the matter Aries? Am I UPSETTING you? Am I getting you angry? Give me a break Aries. You are nothing but a hypocrite and a fake.
Ryder rolls out of the ring, as Trance runs in. He walks over to Aries to check on him, but the damage has been done. He looks over at Ryder, who is walking up the ramp, with his back turned to both competitors. The EMT's begin rolling a stretcher down the ramp.