Sometimes looking at other things that go on in life can really inspire you to go on and try to do great things. Funnily enough it usually tends to be one of the arts that does it for people and I have to admit I have recently got the bug.
I am looking forward to this year’s wrestling, my passion for the business has only increased and I hope I will end this year with a better knowledge of the business as, perhaps, I might end the year actually running a show, just once, just to see what it is like and report it to you.
The things I do for you eh?
I am also looking forward to working closer with the hard working guys here at wrestling 101, Adam and I have had a few preliminary chats about what we want to achieve this year and we have come up with similar ideas. So hopefully the UK scene will expand to serve the wrestlers and the fans alike.
After my holiday I have returned to the UK with a fresh vigour, a little more weight to burn off in the gym but an ever burning passion to get in that gym and work on my abilities.
And I have Michael Stipe to thank, yup, the lead singer of R.E.M. because while I was in Italy, I popped over to Milan to see R.E.M. in concert and I just stood in wonder at Stipe. You see the man’s dancing is well, a little made up, but it is done with passion and he gets away with it because you detect that he dances to the music he plays to because he believes in the product he is performing to us.
This got me thinking on the coach ride back that to believe utterly in what you are doing then it begins to show. So this year I am going to take care and pride with my matches, to have the audience either with me or against me.
This is a challenge I relish for this year as well as to work with many of the great workers that put themselves on the line for your entertainment.
It is a shame that a lot of people don’t consider UK shows against sitting at home and watching WWE on the TV, I think that sometimes people miss a lot of the live action through the TV, there is so much to show and there is nothing like feeling the air vibrating to a powerslam.
The other thing I find a shame is that people not allowing anything to improve, I have seen many examples of, all I can describe it is, staunch fans. It can work on anything, someone goes to a bad show and then will only have the opinion that the UK scene is bad, a wrestler has a bad day, or is inexperienced and then they are thought of as crap. It is a flaw in human society that hits home in many walks of life.
So I ask, if you read this but don’t go to shows, give one a go, or look at that wrestler again, give the New Year a chance to show how much federations and wrestlers have developed.
I’ll be 30 this year, I’ve had enough of the backstabbing crap as well, I know I said something once which I regret and I will work to treat everyone as my equal in the ring. So I’m just going to reside this year in the gym and in a sense of being, if someone takes issue with me then that is up to them. There is no point in defending myself to anyone who doesn’t want to listen, not that I am saying that anyone has taken cumbrance with me.
Apart from that slight depressing note it looks like a lot of UK promotions have pulled the stops out to try bring quality to audiences, so please give the UK scene a chance again. I am going to support as many federations as I can.
Plus if you are in Wales and going to a show, you might just see me, but not know it!
Have a good one!