Cameras catch Kendall Kingham watching the end of Flashpoint, hunched near a small monitor backstage. She crinkles her nose as if she's deep in thought while replays of Evan Envi's victory over Dan Herrera play. Eventually she notices the camera crew, whirling around and waving.
Kendall Kingham: Hey! Just uh, watching the show.
She pauses to consider her choice of words.
Kendall Kingham: Not really scouting, I mean I know a lot about most of these wrestlers, especially Evan there. Didn't see much that surprised me, I just kinda wanted to get a feel for the intensity and stuff.
Kendall Kingham: I mean, like, these are the matches just to get into it. Forget what I'm gonna have to face in the actual tournament itself.
She bites her lip, shaking her head.
Kendall Kingham: It's frustrating, because I haven't had gotten to actually wrestle here in FGA yet. So I've got that building for me, and I'm feeling even more energy from that. So I'm trying to just go and be balanced, not psych myself out too much.
A deep breath, then she smiles.
Kendall Kingham: Maybe I'm just overthinking it, putting too much pressure on myself. Once I get out there and wrestle, I think I'll be ready to do my thing. Move through the FLC, make it known I mean business.
The smile turns wider and cheesier.
Kendall Kingham: Because that's what we do here in the Flashpoint zone! This is the wrestling show, it's not about talking-- unless you're Mark "Thunder & Lightning" Storm, then you're gonna do a bunch of dramatic talking about how there's too much focus on drama instead of wrestling instead of like just doing your thing.
Kendall Kingham: This isn't about him though, it's about me. I know it's not gonna be easy for me, but I didn't want it that way-- can't wait!
Her excitement building she skips off out of sight.
Kendall Kingham: Later, off to meet some fans now! They're the heartbeat of the Flashpoint Zone you know! Keep that blood pumping and the hairs stand --
Her voice trails off as she disappears out of earshot.