We've just finished an intro video for the InterAction pay per view, complete with the official event song, Redlight King's "Born to Rise", playing along with it. As the music continues and the crowd is riled up and ready to go, the video screen takes us backstage where GPW's lead interviewer Alex Kennedy is standing by with his microphone. Alex Kennedy: We've got a HUGE show tonight, ladies and gentlemen, with no match bigger than the main event pitting the World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Shine- Boos and such for the champ. Alex Kennedy: ...against his opponent, the number one contender, Andre Porter. Cheers and such for the number one contender. Alex Kennedy: The stipulation for that match is still to be determined by you, the Global Pro Wrestling fans, but right now I have with me someone who might have something to say about it. Please welcome the number one contender, Andre Porter. The camera zooms out a bit, and sure enough, Andre Porter is standing by alongside the GPW lead interviewer. The crowd pops for the Loose Cannon, who casually nods in response. Alex Kennedy: Andre, your mood seems a little more subdued tonight than normal, which is a little odd given what's on the line for you later tonight. Any reason for that? Andre Porter: I could be in my usual rage right now, Alex...but what good would that do me? It's not like me bouncing off the goddamn walls and flipping out on you is gonna do me any good for what I'm trying to do tonight. I ain't accomplishing a damn thing like that. But don't be confused by the appearance. I'm focused, man. I'm DAMN focused. I'm definitely hype for what's on tap, and you can rest assured that when the moment gets here, I'm gonna unleash every single ounce of rage in me on Daniel Shine's punk ass. The thought of the recent Hall of Fame inductee getting his ass kicked draws a loud cheer from the crowd. Alex Kennedy: Fair enough, but it's not just tonight. It seems like for weeks Daniel Shine has used every chance he's had to insult and disparage you, while you've consistently taken a higher ground. That's a little uncommon from you, so a lot of people have been wondering. How do you respond to that? Andre Porter: Oh, it's all good. It's great. I've been sitting back the last few weeks---hell, the last few months---letting Dan do what he does best...making an absolute ass out of himself. From hiring some lackey to kiss his ass, to dressing in his ridiculous outfits, whatever makes the guy happy. As for him disrespecting me? I'm not losing any sleep over it. This is exactly what I'd expect from him, and exactly what I told the world he'd do long ago. If you wanna take a quick stroll back down memory lane, you'll remember when Daniel Shine was practically begging me to be his friend. He was begging Jack Porter to be his friend. He was begging Damon Black to be his friend. Every single one of us saw through his bullshit, some of us faster than others...and look at him now. Now he's running his damn mouth about how he's the greatest of all time and about how useless each and every one of us are. Funny how that works out, right? Alex Kennedy: That's a good point. Andre Porter: It's not a point, Alex. It's a FACT. Daniel Shine knows he can't beat me. The clock is ticking, he knows it, and he knows all he can do is act out like this to try to save face. I see through his facade, and I'm not falling for it. Alex Kennedy: It seems like Daniel Shine still holds a lot of ill will toward you for how things ended for you all in the Winner's Circle, not to mention more recent times with battles you've had with both him and Jack Porter. Andre Porter: Cry me a river, man. I'm done apologizing for that. Alex Kennedy: Hmm. That's interesting because I don't remember you apologizing. Andre looks confused and scratches his head for a moment. Andre Porter: Oh, yeah. That's right. 'Cause I don't feel even a little bit sorry about it. I didn't then, I don't now, and I NEVER will. I don't know how long it's gonna take to get that through Daniel Shine's head. I did what was best for me after I got tired of carrying his sorry ass around. If that still makes him sit around crying like a little bitch, that's his deal. I ain't worried about it. Alex Kennedy: I hear what you're saying, but I can't help but to think you've got to be a little more upset than what you're letting on. One thing you've always said is that you don't like people trying to insult you personally, but Daniel Shine has basically said you'd be a nobody if it wasn't for him. You can't tell me that doesn't bother you. Andre Porter: No, Alex. I'm thrilled about it. I absolutely love when people insult me, drag my name through the mud, and try to act like I'm some worthless piece of trash. Porter shoots an icy glare toward Kennedy, who wisely backs down from his questioning. Andre Porter: I'm not the average guy. I can see through what Shine's doing. Do I actually think he believes the garbage he's spewing out? And more importantly, do I believe it myself? No, and HELL NO. Trust me, I don't need his reassurance. But you see? This is what Daniel Shine does. This is what he HAS to do to convince himself that he can beat me. He has to live in his little fantasy world, and he has to play revisionist to pump himself up. He can try to crap on everything I did for him, but the fact of the matter is if it wasn't for me Daniel Shine would be completely irrelevant right now. If I wasn't the one that said to hell with everything and cleared the path for the Winner's Circle, Daniel Shine would still be somewhere wasting away and jacking off with Terry Martinez. But thanks to me, people started taking Daniel Shine seriously. So I mean, I guess I kinda created the monster that Daniel Shine has turned into. And for THAT I apologize to the world. My bad. The artist formerly known as Malice shakes his head with a disappointed look on his face. Andre Porter: Through it all, I never got a thank you. Hell, I never asked for one or needed one. The only thing I got, was I got spit on the very second I had enough of his bullshit. And that doesn't really sit well with me. The very second I said it's time for Andre Porter to reap the rewards of Andre Porter's badassness, Daniel Shine turned his back on me. When I was the big, bad man that made the Winner's Circle something to fear, Daniel Shine was all in for it. But now suddenly I'm a nobody. I'm NOTHING. Yes, Alex that does bother me. He looks directly into the camera now. Andre Porter: You've said a lot of things about me over the past few years, Dan. I tried to let you slide here and there, but you couldn't just let it go. All the things I've heard you say, all the insults I've heard you lob my way, they kinda hurt my feelings. A lesser man, a more petty man, would insult you back just the same. But I'm better than that. I'm not gonna try to hurt your feelings. I'm just gonna hurt YOU. A sadistic grin forms on Andre Porter's face, and the crowd cheers in response. Alex Kennedy: You'll certainly get your chance at that, but for the match itself, the fans will be determining the type of match the two of you face off in. It could be a submission match, a hardcore match, or a ladder match. If you could appeal to the fans right now, what would you ask for? Andre Porter: You know what, Alex? All I'm gonna ask is that everyone sits back and patiently waits to watch me do what I do...and that's beat Daniel Shine's ass. The crowd cheers because heel Shine sucks ass. Andre Porter: If you wanna run down the options, sure. You know I'm always down for a little hardcore action. Everything I've done in hardcore matches, extreme matches, the resum? speaks for itself. Pretty much any crazy thing you can come up with, I've done it. I've dominated at it. The wilder it gets, the bloodier it gets, I embrace it. I've had the titles to prove it, I've had the scars to prove it, and I've got a long list of victims to vouch for it. So hey, if it's a hardcore match the people want, I'd be glad to beat and batter Daniel Shine to a bloody pulp. That statement draws more cheers. Not many Shine fans in attendance tonight. Andre Porter: On the other hand, if it's a submission match, it's probably Daniel Shine's advantage. If I'm gonna give the guy any credit, I admit he's a hell of a technical wrestler. If you wanna use a clich?, he's probably forgotten more holds than most people would ever even know. It might be a tough task, but I didn't make it where I am by shying away from a challenge. I might not be an All American caliber submission expert, but hell, I can always beat Daniel Shine within an inch of a life and force him to submit. Heh. Trust me, I'd be just fine with giving Shine the advantage. If that's what it comes down to, it'll just be that much sweeter. He pauses, but not for long. Andre Porter: And then there's the wildcard, so to speak. The ladder match. I guess neither of us would have the so called advantage, but I'm sure Daniel Shine doesn't want any parts of that. After all, I'm sure he still remembers the last time he met in a ladder match. And in case he, or anyone else needs a refresher...it was me that came out on top. So trust me, I'm good with that too. I'll be just fine with stepping right over Daniel Shine and climbing a ladder to bring home title. Alex Kennedy: So you're saying you don't have a preference? Andre Porter: I don't need to campaign for a damn thing. The people can root for whatever they want. I'm all good regardless. The end result's gonna be the same, and that's me serving up a grade A ass whoopin'. Alex Kennedy: I have no doubt that you're very confident heading into tonight's matchup. Do you have any last words for Daniel Shine before you face off? Andre Porter: It's showtime. This is it, Dan. This is your moment of glory, the chance to prove the world that you're not just some delusional prick with an overinflated ego and sense of self worth. You've got the belt to prove it, right? Heh. Sure. Remember what happened to the last title you had to defend? Remember when Damon Black, the guy you were oh so much better than, beat and embarrassed you and took everything away from you? Now think about this...he was always considered the nice guy out of us. Me? Couldn't be further from the truth. I let you have your fun, and I've let you run your mouth for far, FAR too long, but now it's time for you to answer for it. Screw that. Now it's time that I shut you up. And I'm not like you. I don't need to build up a fallacy to knock down. I'm dealing in all truth. You can drum up whatever bullshit story you need to convince yourself that you can beat me. You can hire as many cronies as you need to talk you up and tell you what you wanna hear. But I don't need any of that. When we stand face to face, toe to toe, I don't think I can beat you. I know I can, and even more important, I know I WILL. It's funny that thanks to me wrecking shit, you suddenly think you're the man. I created this problem, and I will END this problem tonight. Just remember, I am the one that people fear. I'm not the guy everyone looks at and laughs at their clownish antics. I'm the guy that walks out there every night and runs shit. I'm the true top dog around here, and I'm the one that's gonna finally put you in your rightful place tonight. So sit back and enjoy the last few minutes you have with the belt. Porter stops and looks down at his watch for a few seconds, then back at the camera. Andre Porter: Time's up, bitch. Andre taps his watch and smirks. Alex Kennedy: Pointed words from the challenger. Thanks for the time, Andre, and good luck. Back to you, Scott and Rick.