[Scene: The bustling streets of Las Vegas, where the neon lights paint the city in vibrant hues. In the heart of the entertainment capital, James Von Drake, known to the fans as JVD, strolls through the lively atmosphere. The air is charged with excitement as the sVo gears up for Showdown 161 at the Goodfellas Casino Arena. JVD, sporting his Las Vegas Championship proudly over his shoulder, is surrounded by fans eager for a glimpse of their beloved hero.]
JVD: [Smiling] Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps! Ain’t no place like home, huh? Now, I may be walking these streets today, but come Showdown 161, I’ll be defending this Las Vegas Championship under those bright lights in the Goodfellas Casino Arena.
[He pauses, glancing at the Las Vegas Championship with a mixture of pride and determination.]
JVD: Now, some folks have been wondering why I made the promise to retire if I lose. It’s simple, really. I want to leave this business on top, with the memories of victory fresh in everyone’s minds. And what better way to do it than here in the city that’s been my home and the fans who’ve been my family?
[As he continues walking, JVD is greeted by enthusiastic fans, shaking hands and posing for pictures. The support is evident, a testament to his status as a fan favorite.]
JVD: Hiro Ryuu, my opponent at Showdown 161, you and I have a date with destiny. Now, Hiro, you’re no stranger to the fans’ adoration, and neither am I. But when that bell rings, it’s all business. The Las Vegas Championship is on the line, and I don’t plan on relinquishing it anytime soon.
[He stops near a landmark, the iconic Las Vegas sign glowing in the background.]
JVD: Hiro, you’re a hell of a competitor, and I respect that. This match is going to be one for the ages, a clash between two fan favorites. But make no mistake; I’ve been on a winning streak since I made that promise to retire, and that streak ain’t stopping anytime soon.
[The bustling cityscape serves as a backdrop to JVD’s words, emphasizing the gravity of the upcoming championship match.]
JVD: Las Vegas, mark my words. Showdown 161 is going to be a night to remember. Hiro Ryuu, you bring your A-game, and so will I. But remember this, Hiro – in this city, under these lights, there’s only one Las Vegas Champion, and his name is James Von Drake!
[With a final salute to the fans, JVD disappears into the Las Vegas night, leaving the anticipation for Showdown 161 to reach a fever pitch.]