[Backstage at sVo Showdown 161 in Las Vegas, the energy of the night still courses through the air. JVD, Las Vegas Championship proudly draped over his shoulder, steps into a quiet corridor, away from the bustle of the event. The faint sounds of the crowd and the echoes of his victory still linger in his ears.]
JVD: [Smirking] Another night, another successful defense. Hiro Ryuu brought everything he had, but the Las Vegas Championship stays right where it belongs.
[He runs a hand through his hair, taking a moment to relish the triumph.]
JVD: This championship means more than gold; it’s a statement. It says I’m the top dog in this city, in this company. And you know what? No one’s proven me wrong yet.
[As JVD continues down the corridor, he catches sight of his reflection in a nearby mirror. The Las Vegas Championship shines back at him, a tangible representation of his dominance.]
JVD: [Talking to his reflection] You’ve been on a hell of a run, JVD. But you made a promise – retire after the first loss. Tonight, that promise stays intact. You keep proving them wrong, one victory at a time.
[He smirks at the reflection, a mix of confidence and defiance in his eyes.]
JVD: Las Vegas, this is our city. This championship is ours. And as long as Trailer Trash Terry, or anyone else, wants a piece of it, they’ll have to bring everything they’ve got.
[The corridor remains silent as JVD takes a moment to soak it all in, the Las Vegas Championship a testament to his resilience.]
JVD: [Under his breath] Retirement might be a promise, but it ain’t happening tonight. Not in Las Vegas, not while I’m still standing.
[With a final glance at the Las Vegas Championship, JVD strides confidently down the corridor, the echoes of his victory and the promise of future challenges guiding his steps.]