Zangief slams down the latest issue of Wrestling Today magazine. On the cover of the magazine is King relishing in his victory against Balrog. He thinks to himself; "I've challenged King time and time again with no response. Yes, he was the GWF Champ for some time, but I have been the Undisputed Russian Wrestling Champion for 5 consecutive years. No one can defeat me". He picks the magazine back up and begins to read the article pertaining to the King - Balrog match. As the article ends, there is an entry form for those who would like to enter a tournament where a God of Fighting would be crowned. The winner of the tourney faces King. "Perfect", Zangief thinks, "First I'll win this tournament, then I will finally face King once and for all to see if he is better than me. If my superiors in Russia would have let me compete in other federations, I would have ate him for lunch!"
Johnny Cage is on The Late Show with David Letterman. He is plugging his new flick; "Caged Demon". After Johnny and Dave banter around for a while, Dave asks the question: "So you hear about this "God of Fighting" thing they're doing?" Johnny replies "Yeah, I was actually thinking of entering that contest." Dave laughs outloud."C'mon Johnny, you're an actor, these guys are real fighters. Matter of fact I watched the first match and there's this woman who kicked a guy in the face like a hundred times in a minute...". Johnny interrrupts,"Excuse me Dave, I am seventh degree black belt and a former Karate champion. I'm more than qualified for this thing. Y'know what Dave? I'm entering just to prove you wrong. And when I win this tournament you're gonna kiss my ass on national T.V. during sweeps week. Deal?" Dave accepts.
Zangief and Johnny find out they're fighting each other in a week and the winner faces Chun-Li.