Season Four of Scandal made its premiere last night (Sept. 25) minus one important character played by former cast mate Columbus Short. After a series of mishaps including allegedly fighting his wife, Short was let go from the show leaving the life of his character Harrison Wright up in the air. Last night the crew said their final goodbyes to their lead “gladiator,”  but not before he gave his last words.

On the same night (Sept. 25) of the premiere Short dropped a new single amply titled “Gladiator.” The new track features Jamaican pop artist Kris Kelli and rapper Skinny. In addition to releasing the new song the actor and dancer hosted a premiere party for Scandal in Atlanta.

Check out the song for yourself and see if Short has what it takes to come out a champion after being cut from the show.