Post by FGA Office on Aug 11, 2016 22:45:57 GMT -5
Welcome to the LDFC After Show, the place to find exclusive post-show content. Here you will see some of your favorite stars bragging, venting and discussing the latest happenings from the recent show. You never know what LDFC cameras will catch on the After Show!
Post by Top Tier Terry on Aug 12, 2016 11:11:06 GMT -5
Jessie is seen backstage in front of a LDFC banner, with a smile on her face she speaks.
JESSIE: Ladies and Gentleman what a night is has been. I am still reeling over that main event! After months and months of domination we have a NEW Apex Champion!! Not only that but we just found out that at FGA’s First wave there is going to be a match between the now former Apex Champion Nest and my guest at this time Triple T.
Triple T walks on to the view of the camera oddly with a smile on his face.
JESSIE: Thank you for joining me here. So tonight…
TRIPLE T: Tonight was something out of Bizzaro world wasn’t it? The tag champions lost in individual matches, I lost to Echo freakin Rigby…and most of all Nest has finally lost the Apex title. All in one night it’s absolutely backwards.
JESSIE: And yet you seem to be in a good mood…
TRIPLE T: Nope…I’m pissed. I’m so pissed that I can’t even see straight.
JESSIE: The loss to Echo? It was quite an upset and…
TRIPLE T: Nope…wrong again Jessie…I’m not pissed at that. That loss was on me. I didn’t take her seriously. I got arrogant and cocky and I paid for it. No she won fair and square, hats off to her.
JESSIE: Wow…that was very…
TRIPLE T: Honest? You know my mom always told me that honesty is the best policy. And whether the fans cheer me or boo me out of the building none of them can say that I lied to them. No one can say that I wasn’t completely honest with them from day freaking one which is what I have such a problem with the little interview you had with Jenny.
JESSIE: You mean Jens…
TRIPLE T: No…I mean Jenny. This is a prime example of what I mean when I say I don’t understand the way people pick their heroes. I don’t understand why the guy that has kept it 100 since the jump is hated by everyone but the delusional garbage mouthed idiots are beloved.
Jenny sat there and spewed this pile of crap about how it’s my brother’s fault he lost the match. My brother who grabbed his ankle. He didn’t trip him, he didn’t lower the ropes for Jenny to fall out the ring, he didn’t hit him with anything…he grabbed his ankle. After that Jenny took it upon himself to take his eyes off me. Jenny took it upon himself to yell at Maurice and kick the ropes. And because I did what any other human being in my position would do including him. I’m the one with no spine!? This is after the fact that he attacked my brother twice!! Both times were unprovoked. And both times the fans cheered up a storm! Are you kidding me? A literal attack on a man not wrestling is cheered for…getting your ankle grabbed is a mortal sin? Give me a dame break. Jenny seems to forget my brother is a former wrestler. He’s lucky that after he attacked him Maurice didn’t choke his bitch ass out or stretched him like salt water taffy.
But he can’t be honest with himself and say “You know what?” I made a mistake and let outside distractions cost me the match. That would be the honest thing to say right. It’s exactly what happened. But nope it’s the blame game. It’s the crying and pissing and moaning. Then he claims that I ran down him and his title before hypocritically doing the exact same thing! Insulting me, insulting my brother, questioning my manhood? Everything I’ve done and he calls me mediocre? And then the petty reverse psychology. I’m supposed to take offense to your comments and demand a match and tell you my brother won’t be there and all that right? Little Jenny wants to get things his way? MY brother is contractually obligated to be at ringside. No one else has complained about it. No one else has taken it upon themselves to involve him in the match like Jenny did. So the way I see it…if he can’t beat me without my manager standing at ringside…he’s not as good as he thinks he is…is he?
But I tell you what. Jenny if you’re listening. You seem to have someone coming for that title you hold. And I finally get a one on one match with Nest. Why don’t you handle your business…I’ll handle mine…and if you still want me in the ring we’ll do it…and I’ll even let you name the stipulation, cause when I beat your monkey ass in the center of the ring I want it to be on your terms. I want it to be the way you wanted it so that when it’s all said and done no one will have to hear your bitch ass cry and complain about it.
JESSIE: Speaking of Nest. You two will go head to head on an FGA show. But the title will not be in the picture because Emily Carter is the new champion. Does that take any steam out of the match for you?
TRIPLE T: In keeping with the theme of being honest…I’m glad the title is not in the picture. You see both times I fought for the title I was fighting against a man I respected. I was wrestling someone that I had high regard for. That fight in the LDFC Training facility…that was against a man I wanted to end. A man I just wanted to beat the piss out of. He and I don’t like each other. He and I know that this has to be settled in the only way that means something and that is in the ring. Originally there was respected and a title complicating things. Now it is pure venom and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
JESSIE: Thank you for your time.
With that Tillman simply walks away and the camera fades to black.
If the hinting around on Twitter didn't prove there was a change in the air, this night definitely did. Tonight, glass ceilings were smashed and people got their comeuppance. Champions spoke from the heart and challengers rose. It's as if the DNA of Lion's Den Fighting Championships was mutating. Some participants are destined to bitch when the sun rose and some would inevitably try to work harder.
And right in the middle of all of this remains Pedro Gonzales.
Yes. He won. He won against a man who, more often than not, let his mouth write checks his ass couldn't cash. Except in this case, Miles Bishop didn't even bother writing the check. He shut up, showed up, and ultimately got rolled up. One, two, three. Job done. Pedro wasn't sure whether to feel offended over his adversary barely giving an effort or victorious. Then he tried to keep himself in check.
You may be having a bit of an ego. Deflate that shit.
So he does. Yet even still, as he sits in this locker room, Mexico City's Favorite Son wonders what's next. Or rather who? There was a small bit of back and forth between him and Triple T. Bueno Club is still very much a thing even if they haven't seen much in the way of battle together recently.
The future's wide open. He just has to keep fighting.
Post by Emily Carter on Aug 16, 2016 14:46:38 GMT -5
Taped on August 11, 2016 Pride 30 Aftershow
The scene cuts to the interview area backstage inside of Hanes Gym at Greensboro College. LDFC reporter and social media ambassador Jessie Pederson is standing in front of the LDFC backdrop to conduct her next interview.
Jessie Pederson: Hey guys! Pride 30 is in the books! It was a night full of twists, turns and surprises. But the biggest surprise occurred in tonight's main event where Emily Carter did seemingly the unthinkable. Tonight, she defeated Nest to become the new APEX Champion! With me right now is the new champion. Emily, come on in.
Emily makes her way into the picture. She's still teary eyed while she covers her mouth in shock. She tries to get her emotions in check for Jessie. After wiping the tears from her eyes, she runs her hand through her hair before readjusting her APEX Championship over her shoulder.
Jessie Pederson: Emily, what a performance tonight. You went out there and gave it your all. You didn't let the events that happened at Bound by Honor get you down. I saw the way you carried yourself heading into this event. You spoke with a lot of confidence and it showed out there tonight. You were determined to walk out of the match with the APEX Championship. Now here you are. The dream has come true. You are the new APEX Champion. Congratulations, Emily. How does it feel?
Emily takes a moment.
Emily Carter: Uh... I've got to be honest with you. It doesn't feel real. I have to do a double take every time I take a peek down at my shoulder and see the APEX Championship there. It doesn't feel real. But I’m sure that tomorrow morning, it'll finally hit me.
Jessie Pederson: How tough was it going in there against Nest for a second time. You survived the first match with him. But going in there against this time was different, wasn't it?
Emily Carter: Yeah, It definitely was. Nest was a lot more aggressive than he was during the first match. He may never admit it. But I think he took me lightly the first time. I think he was caught off guard. I think that the way Bound by Honor ended left a bitter taste in his mouth. And that was something that he didn't want to experience again. So he came out a lot harder. He was more aggressive than he was the first time around. But I was able to weather the storm.
Jessie Pederson: How though? How were you able to survive everything he threw at you? How were you able to survive him throwing you against anything and everything?
Emily Carter: Uh... it's like I said a couple of weeks ago. I know I'm not the strongest wrestler around. I'm not built like Maritza. I'm not very muscular at all. But what I lack in size I more than make up for in heart. And that's something that you can't measure. Um, there were times in that match where I was hurting pretty bad, Jess. I didn't know if I could get up. I didn't know if I could continue. But I was able to dig deep and will myself to continue.
Jessie Pederson: I know emotionally you must feel like you're on top of the world right now. But how do you feel physically?
Emily Carter: Physically? Uh, I'm pretty exhausted. I'm not gonna lie. I don't really feel any pain right now. But I know that's only because of the adrenaline. Once that wears off and I wake up in the morning, I'm sure my body is gonna feel like it's just been in a car crash. Going in there against Nest is no joke. He's every bit as great as everyone says he is. But I was just a little bit better... again.
Jessie Pederson: Well Emily, congratulations again on becoming the new APEX Champion!
Emily Carter: Thanks Jessie! It means a lot!
Suddenly, the Old North champion, Jensen Banks, rushes in and hugs Emily, almost surprising the hell out of Jessie who was standing nearby. Once satisfied with the hug, Jensen pulls back, keeping his hands on Emily's arms.
Jensen Banks: You did it! You're a champ! I'm a champ! We're both champs!
Jensen Banks: We need to celebrate! Holy hell, Gage isn't going to believe this!
Emily smiles as she shakes her head with disbelief.
Emily Carter: I still can’t believe it. Who would’ve thought that a year later, we’d be champs at the same time?!
Jensen Banks: I mean, I would've believed it but it still just feels unreal. And I'm not even the one that won the Apex title!
Emily Carter: It’s pretty crazy! It wasn’t that long ago that you, me and Boyd were in LDFC’s first tryout camp. We had no idea what was in store for us. It feels just like yesterday we were walking into that facility for the first time. Now look at us. Two champions. I couldn’t have gotten this far without you. Thank you… for everything.
Jensen then smiles and stares at Emily for a bit...before moving his hands up and cupping Emily’s face with them before leaning in and kissing her. Jessie, who is still standing only feet away from them, looks surprised before she turns to the camera and mouths “are you seeing this?” at the cameraman. Eventually, Jensen pulls away from Emily before looking around and seeing that they just did that in front of a lot of people.
Jensen Banks: ... Oops.
Emily Carter: … Nice going, Jensen.
Emily stares at Jensen before breaking out a smile. The two then share a laugh before embracing in a hug. Jessie then slowly backs away before Jensen responds.