I’m not done with ya yet.
I don’t deserve the title shots I’m given? Of course I fuckin’ don’t dumbass. I’m in the god damned Best Alliance fer a fuckin’ reason. Do ya think we sign on the dotted line just for the illicit payments? Do ya think membership in my own super sweet awesome cool kids club doesn’t come with perks?
There’s somethings ya have ta earn though Cecil. Somethings that can’t be taken away. Ya have ta put yerself in a position that can be taken advantage of. Lee Best doesn’t give anything in High Octane away for free. I’m the number 2 ranked wrassler on the roster. I earned that Farthington. I dropped enough bodies in three months, ta catch the fellers who have been wrasslin’ fer six. There’s no way ta change the fact that I dropped four men and women with lariats ta storm the standings like a man possessed.
Yes Cecil, I got picked over Ted ‘cause I’m a member of the fuckin’ Best Alliance. Go cry yer fuckin’ tears somewhere else ta someone that actually gives a shit. Ya see, that’s the advantage of bein’ in the Alliance Cecil, if yer close ta that brass ring, GOD will give ya a little nudge in the right direction. You as much as anyone should know, that in this place, doin’ what we do Cecil, ya have ta take every advantage ya can get yer hands on. Every single fuckin’ small microcosm of advantage ya can generate in the octagon or the ring, ya have ta take.
I really thought we were on the same page here. You’ve been ‘round this place long enough ta know how it works. Yer like an old man bitchin’ ‘bout bein’ passed over fer a promotion at work.
“That guy who is better than everyone gets promoted again. It’s totally bullshit, I’ve been here for twenty three years and I never got what I wanted.” This isn’t fuckin’ communism at work here Lenin. This is a fascist fuckin’ dictatorship and I work fer the fuckin’ dictator. Yes, there are perks.
Should I give them back Cecil? Dial up GOD himself and tell him “Yes, Mr. Best I haven’t earned any of these fantastic opportunities that ya have awarded me. I’d like ta return them, please, send them ta the more deservin’ boys on the roster even though they don’t exist cause Mr. Farthington said it was naughty of me ta be havin’ title matches.” I’m sure he’ll tell me that sounds lovely while he reads me a story and puts me ta bed with a warm glass of milk. I definitely won’t lose an eye fer that one. Let me just make sure he swipes my High Octane Mastercard so I can get a raincheck on my world title shot. Wouldn’t wanna miss out if I ever happen ta be ranked highly again.
You’re hubris on the matter of earnin’ everythin’ is infuriatin’. Ya despise me, because I’m willin’ ta cut corners and take advantage of a system that is designed ta benefit me. While I hate you for not usin’ a system ta yer advantage. Ya could of came back and got the fight of yer life fer that fight belt, but ya wanted ta earn it. Ya wanted ta slave away in the mines of the HOFC division only fightin’ the best of people and the biggest of matches so that when ya eventually get to Michael, that’ll be the biggest fight that could possibly happen.
But the thing is Cecil, it already is the biggest fight that could possibly happen. That’s the show stopper, the tune into watch match. That’s the one on the tip of everyone’s tongue already, and ya won’t give it to them. Why? Yer not a killer Farthington, ya make people submit, but yer no killer.
I’m thirty eight years old. I’m not a spring chicken Farthington. I don’t have an entire career ahead of me. Eventually my body will fail, eventually I’ll lose a step, eventually I’ll drop off and stop bein’ good at crackin’ skulls. It’ll be sooner rather than later, it could be months away, it could be years away. But father time comes fer everyone at some point. I have ta make sure I take every advantage I can, I have ta make sure when the opportunity presents itself I fuckin’ take it. No regrets and all that nonsense Cecil.
You don’t have any of those right?