I swear that I’ll begin doing these blogs extra incessantly. By some means they at all times get pushed again till I am amazed at how lengthy it has truly been. This one has been sitting right here for over 2 weeks ready to be up to date.
It has been a chaotic month or so.
I left Florida on Might fifteenth to go north for the summer time. I needed to rush to pack to prepare as a result of I used to be in Orlando Friday & Saturday at a Nationwide (perhaps international) TV Taping for a serious firm. Since we have filmed I have been on actual TV twice. Have you ever seen me?
Additionally, on the fifteenth of Might, I did a small shoot with 4 of us. My buddy had 2 new guys and we needed to movie a customized video earlier than I left. The brand new guys had been INTENSE! I cherished it. Discuss sizzling, sweaty action-packed wrestling. Simply how I prefer it. It has been awhile since I’ve seen one thing that has gotten me excited for a match from some professional wrestlers…and these guys did it. Many occasions.
On the drive up from Florida, I made a pair pit stops to see some previous favorites and even partake in a professional wrestling occasion in New Jersey. The occasion in NJ was a tiny “pupil present” in entrance of 10 followers. I bought to be managed by the at all times hilarious, Zach Reno. I feel between the two of us we knew everybody within the stands. We had a blast!
Did a shoot in Vegas on the finish of Might, which introduced some new faces to the combination. Davin Robust, Johnny from WrestleFrat and the previous Ricky Mandel all got here by. On prime of all these new faces on W4H, we will likely be seeing a CLASSIC return – Chace LaChance is again within the ring. Try the newest Behind The Scenes video when it comes out for some exclusives into what he is been doing and his plans for his return!
Talking of blasts from the previous, how did you just like the From The Vault matches? I wager you had been shocked to see Donnie Drake in motion. How about 2 younger hunks in myself and Jonny Firestorm? Man, the place do the years go?
Someplace in these travels (or perhaps whereas I used to be in Florida) I caught a case of the COVID. I did not even know I had it. Felt like allergic reactions or a slight chilly which I figured was regular given the pollen flying round within the Northeast and the dearth of sleep I might had for the previous couple of weeks. I solely came upon after I took a precautionary at-home take a look at to verify I might be alright for the subsequent day’s stay wrestling occasion I used to be collaborating on. My second time (not less than) with COVID.
Whereas I used to be down with COVID, I had a buddy drop off a professional wrestling ring for my yard. I determine if I am gonna be in Maine all summer time, I might do myself a favor (and stop an hour lengthy drive north and again) and do my wrestling exercises in my yard. The ring is previous! Positively not one among these fashionable flex-beam rings. That is the old-fashioned spring-in-the-middle set ups. I’ve labored to freshen it up just a little. Make it just a little newer plus I added some extra padding to it. To this point no complaints from me.
My buddy lives in my previous hometown in Maine. He hit me up a few fundraiser for a kid with most cancers. Come to search out out, the kid is said to my previous Phys Ed instructor. My good friend talked about it might be cool to carry some leisure to the fundraiser whereas the bike raffle and balloon animals had been occurring. I am telling you I got here from a small city. I feel we’ve got a blinking cease gentle and that is it.
A handful of pals got here by to assist load the ring up the evening earlier than and fortunately they did. I had one other professional wrestling gig that evening so my time was restricted. As nicely, the evening earlier than I used to be in Boston filming with Jonny, Forrest Taylor, Garrett Thomas, Justin Rage & Caleb Klein. So many individuals canceled on this shoot for one purpose or one other.
Again to the story – the morning of the occasion in my childhood hometown, I obtained a name from my Aunt at virtually 6am. I let it ring hoping it was what I believed it was, however moments later my Grandmother adopted up with a name. I answered it and the concerns had been confirmed. My Uncle had handed away that morning.
He had been sick for the final 12 months or so and I truly flew up in February or March or April (I am terrible with time) to hold with him for the day after I heard he was planning to cease his therapy. I attempted to persuade my Aunt & Uncle to return to Florida to go to me so he might get pleasure from some sunshine and perhaps some inventory automobile racing or Monster Vehicles or some music or no matter, however they wished to stay near residence.
In order that was a tough begin to that day. I might truly been as much as go to him a pair occasions that week to help with some issues, nevertheless it appeared to be identified that not a whole lot of time was left.
The occasion that day was enjoyable. My Aunt and a pair cousins got here by to take their minds of the times starting tragedy in order that was a welcomed sight. I recorded the native wrestling occasion and I am considering it might be nice to simply accept donations in change for sharing the footage. I am going to attempt to finalize the edited present quickly. Issues have been…….busy.
Oh yeah – my nephew is nearly a grown man. He simply graduated eighth grade. Subsequent 12 months, he is formally a excessive schooler. He is clearly approach cooler than I’m.
If I advised you the busyness of my life these days you would be bored to tears.
I feel I am on the finish of a protracted listing that hasn’t appear to have eased since earlier than the winter holidays.
Lastly attending to the tip of over 1200 emails. Solely 300 left. I dealt with most of them within the first 3 days however I’ve hit a wall mentally, so please give me a number of days to search out one other burst of vitality. If you have not heard again from me but, shoot me one other electronic mail and I am going to attempt to comply with up…or perhaps wait every week or so to see if I discover yours.
It is on my listing to do some interviews, however not a whole lot of you despatched in inquiries to ask these guys, so I might have to simply have a number of grownup drinks and freestyle the questions. No matter involves thoughts is what I am going to ask. At the least give me some perception on who you wanna hear from first. Appears to take advantage of since to begin with Jonny Firestorm…however I might additionally prefer to ask Austin Cooper, Ethan Andrews or Scrappy some questions. So throw it at me. Who needs to be first?
I’ve 3 or 4 professional reveals developing…and hopefully a nationwide gig. One this weekend (or perhaps 2 relying on my temper and the way my physique feels) then the 4th of July. Fireworks & Preventing. Ought to be enjoyable. Should you occur to be in Small City USA let me know and I am going to provide the location of our Patriotic Poundings. I am “selling” and “reserving” it, however actually I feel we’ll simply decide the names out of a hat since that sounds sinister. Hope the WWE Corridor of Fame Inductee does not thoughts my evil methods!
After that, I plan on doing a little fishing. I’ve solely gone as soon as within the month plus that I have been up right here and I am unable to stare at a pc display screen for much longer with out going a bit insane.