*A.J Styles and Kurt Angle are both sat down at a table, with Commissioner Paul Heyman sat down between them. There are reporters sat down across from them. There are mics in front of all three men. Paul Heyman leans over to the mic and begins to speak.*
Heyman: Ladies and gentleman, before we hear from the competitors, let it be known that tonight, you are all going to witness a match you will never forget. These two men next to me are two of the finest performers in the world, and there is no doubt they will give everything they’ve got to make sure not only that they steal the show, but one of them walks out the winner. Now, without further ado, we’ll hear first from the Olympic Gold Medalist himself, Mr. Kurt Angle. Mr. Angle, the mic is yours.
*Kurt thanks Paul, and begins to speak.*
Angle: I want everyone to know, without a doubt in my mind, I firmly believe that A.J Styles is one of the greatest in-ring performers to ever lace up a pair of boots. In saying that though, without a doubt in my mind, I know that I am THE greatest performer to lace up a pair of boots.
*Kurt looks to A.J before speaking again*
Angle: A.J, we’ve had plenty of history together. You’ve beaten me, I’ve beaten you. We’ve had countless matches together, but never with stakes like these. I win this tournament, with all the talent in this thing, there will be no doubt in the minds of anyone that I am the best ever. Oh, it's true. It’s damn true.
*Kurt leans back in his chair, as A.J cracks a smile. He gives Kurt a round of applause before talking into mic.*
Styles: I first just want to say, I’d rather let me actions in the ring do the talking for me, as they tend to do. However, since I’m here, one thing needs to be said. Kurt, when I faced you all those years back, you were in your prime, and then by the time I faced you last...you peaked. You were at the end of your road. When you faced me, I was just getting started. The A.J Styles you faced, that wasn’t the man who was setting the entire world on fire, from the USA, to England, to Japan, there was nobody out-performing me.
*Styles looks Kurt dead in his eyes*
Styles: I am now greater than I ever was. People considered me great back then, but I was nowhere near as good then as I am now. I am the most complete performer this industry has ever seen. Kurt, you are not ready for the A.J Styles that’s stepping in the ring with you tonight. So you bring your A game tonight, Kurt. You can be good...you can be great…..but you will never….be Phenomenal.
*Styles and Kurt lock eyes, as Heyman speaks again*
Heyman:Tonight, these two incredible wrestlers are going to go out there and prove exactly how great they are. You can bet on that.
*Heyman signals the match conference is over. Angle and Styles both get up from their chairs and face-off, as the reporters take pictures. Styles says a few words to Kurt, which bring a smirk to Kurt’s face. Styles pats Kurt on the shoulder, and walks away. Kurt lets Styles exit, before walking off as well.