Grisham: Good evening, I’m Todd Grisham, and I’m here with the Pit Bull, Jamie Noble.
The camera widens, showing Jamie Noble, who is sitting in a similar armchair, across from Grisham, and dressed in casual street clothes. He smiles a little, and speaks quietly. It’s a calm interview.
Noble: Hi Todd.
Grisham: Ok... Jamie, four weeks ago, now, you came out in front of the WWE fans and delivered one of the most emotional speeches this business has seen in a long time. What motivated you to go out there and say all that?
The camera immediately cuts to Noble as Grisham finishes his question. Noble ponders for a second, then answers quietly.
Noble: Ya know, Todd, I always thought about sayin’ something. My whole life, I’ve been an underdog. Being the underdog ain’t all it’s cracked up to be, Todd. People see it as the calm before the storm. Then when you get outta that rut, people say it makes the success all the greater.
Noble thinks for a second. The camera briefly shows Grisham nodding in agreement.
Noble: But it doesn’t. I never got outta that rut. Not ‘til four weeks ago. When I finally stood up for myself, something I’ve never done, and something nobody’s ever done for me.
The Pit Bull grimaces as he looks darkly at the floor, then up at Grisham.
Noble: But when I did stand up for myself... man, did it feel good, Todd. Like you would not believe!
A smile breaks out on to Noble’s face.
Noble: And all that time from long ago, when I was being flattened, week in, week out, and I never stood up and showed the world just what I can do... It became wasted time to me. Because I know now, that I am not pathetic. I am not a loser. And I have the talent to make it in this business.
Grisham cuts in, with the camera cutting to him to show him as he talks.
Grisham: Well, your main success in this business came a few years ago, when you won the Cruiserweight Championship. Do you look back on that success with fond memories?
The camera cuts back to Noble, who ponders his answer again.
Noble: Well, sure, I guess. I mean, it’s the only Championship I’ve ever won... Hey, I held that title for nearly five months, Todd. The greatest success of my career, I guess. But then, it just went into a downward spiral, Todd.
Noble runs a hand through his short hair.
Noble: I fell. I look back on it and it... it sickens me.
Noble takes on a hardened look, his eyes glossed over with some sort of new belief.
Noble: It’s over, though. It’s behind me. I’m a new man. I know it.
Grisham nods slowly, a corner of his mouth turned upwards in respect of this new Jamie Noble. He utters a single word:
Noble looks up at Grisham as the word is said.
Noble: Armageddon... man.
Noble shakes his head a little.
Noble: It’s two weeks away... Ya know, Todd, I haven’t been in a match on pay-per-view since... heck, Royal Rumble, 2008.
Grisham looks surprised. Quite why, I don’t know...
Noble: I haven’t wrestled on pay-per-view for nearly two years, Todd. And that wasn’t even one-on-one! It was the Royal Rumble match!
Noble shakes his head again, disbelieving.
Noble: Well, on December 27th, I’ll be stepping into that ring in front of 25,000 people. Wow. People around the world, paying to see it. And I’ve gotta do it for them. The fans mean so much to me, Todd.
Grisham nods with a small smile.
Noble: I used to think, rightly, I guess... that I was a loser. That I’d never wrestle on pay-per-view. Hell, they probably never saw me winning a match again.
Noble: But I did it. And now I have the support of those fans. I know that, I’m not the same person any more. I’m a new Jamie Noble. I can win at Armageddon. I don’t care what it takes. If it costs me my career...
Noble looks at the floor, eyes twitching, figuring something out. He looks up, stony-eyed.
Noble: If that match costs me my damn career, well, so be it.
Grisham looks at Noble with surprise.
Noble: As long as everyone knows, that I gave my all. Every last piece of energy I have in my body will be gone before Sheamus presses me to the mat for three. I guarantee it.
Noble’s face is rock solid.
Noble: I will not give up because I am smaller, because I may be weaker, because Sheamus may have an upper hand. Spirit over strength. Skill over size. Brains over brawn, Todd.
Noble sits a bit forward.
Noble: There will be weapons. It’s No Holds Barred. That means no rules. But I don’t care. Cause every drop of sweat.
Noble: Every drop of blood.
Noble pauses again.
Noble: Every tear I shed.
One more pause. Noble takes on the look he’s used three weeks in a row, where his eyes are alive with passion, and his soul is visibly on fire.
Noble: It’s all for the fans, and it’s all to put on the greatest match of my career. If I go out, you can bet your ass it’s gonna be the biggest spectacle you’ll ever damn see.
Noble’s eyes are aflame – his face is an expression of pure emotion.
Noble: Count on it.
Grisham thanks Noble, who nods at him, and the camera fades to black.