Greetings to all. I hope you all had an excellent
4th of July and for my friends in Canada- a wonderful
The summer has been busy for me and there seems to be
no let up anytime soon.
The ECCW Supershows are fast approaching and I will soon
face Sabu again which should be another great experience.
Congratulations are in order for my friend Josh Wilcox
who has signed a 90 day developmental deal with the WWF
and is headed to Ohio Valley Wrestling. I'm sure he will
do well and with the folks they have helping the talent
over there you can't NOT improve.
So on with the nonsense...
It was as easy as one simple email that I was added to
the WWF shows in Tacoma, WA and I stared at the sentence
"be there at 12 on monday and 1 on tuesday" and said to
myself "well I'll be damned."
It's funny how the rumor mill get going- and over the
past few weeks I must have heard them all. Speculations
on who I'd face. Development deals in the works. The expansion
of the WWF junior division and so on. I went to the show
with Christopher Daniels who in addition to being on those
WWF shows had also wrestled that past weekend with me
for ECCW/NWA-PNW. Actually Sunday was a day off between
shows so I declared that we celebrate our upcoming 2 days
of stardom at the WildWaves waterpark in Federal Way,
WA. I brought my family with me to the shows over the
weekend as I sometimes do, so they got in on all the waterpark
goodness. Needless to say it was a fun filled day. And,
to boot, not only is WildWaves a waterpark, but it is
also tied together with the Enchanted Park which has all
the rides you could shake a stick at. So the day was spent
going on everything in sight while making sure that we
kept a fresh coat of sunscreen on so we did pull a "Penticton
Stu" and fry like a lobster.
For those who don't know, let me tell you a story about
"Penticton Stu", otherwise known as "Fountain Bob" due
to an uncontrollable and irrational need for a Super big
gulp morning, noon, and night...
Okay, so here we are in Penticton, BC about 2 years ago,
and by the way I tell a little about the waterslide fun
a previous journal. But here we are and Michelle Starr
gets sicker than a rabid wolf and is taken to the hospital
insane with food poisoning. In comes Fountain Bob, king
of the 64 oz. and declares that he has talked the good
folks at the waterpark across the street into letting
the wrestlers waterslide for free. So in we go,and hey,
what a perfect day. The suns out, it's about 90 degrees
and it's 10am. We've got all day and it's looking to be
so much fun that i'm glad that Starr is sick and secretly
hoping that his condition deteriorates as the day continues!
Now then... Adam Firestorm and I assess the situation
and come to the conclusion that sunscreen is needed. We
lube up and continue doing so every hour or so. We offer
this to "Penticton Stu" who refuses to sunscreen concluding
that "it isn't necessary" and continues to refuse hour
after hour as the sun beats down on him and his "thirsty-two
ouncer" that seemingly has no end.
Late afternoon comes along and Starr has snapped out of
his madness. We pack up and head for homebase. About 20
minutes in we all notice that "Penticton Stu" is sitting
in the back of the ECCW van with a look on his face like
he just crapped his pants and is getting ready to barf.
"Whatsa matter Stu" someone asks and it doesn't take long
to see that he has burned himself from head to toe and
the beauty of it is just getting started because we have
a 5 hour drive to Vancouver. Needless to say the poking,
joking, and good times kept on-a-rolling all at the expense
of one man who, at times so foolish it would make your
head spin 6 ways till sunday.
Okay, so back to where I was before I went off on my tangent.
So we all had fun at WildWaves.
Monday morning we all meet and Chris and I head off for
the Tacoma Dome. I'm a bundle of nerves but once I kinda
mingle around I loosen up- just a teeny bit though.
A few hours later I learn that I'm scheduled to face "Heartthrob"
Buddy Wayne in the opening match. "Okay", I thought, "here
we go". Next thing I know Sgt. Slaughter is giving me
the cue to head out to the ring and it's on like neckbone
as the "Fallen Angel" would say. The match went well,
I thought. The feedback was positive although I may have
scared everyone with my frankensteiner to-the-floor- whoops...
The next day I worked out, then went to the arena again.
I wasn't scheduled to wrestle and that was a bummer. At
least by the second day I was far more relaxed and chatted
with a few people throughout the day. As i've said before
the people in the WWF are very supportive, positive people
and Tacoma was no exception. That kind of atmosphere certainaly
helped me feel at ease there and I am determined to be
a part of many more WWF shows in the future.
Monday I fly out to Tampa for NWA Florida's "Super Junior
Open". It is a "Super 8" type of tournament and who am
I scheduled to face you ask? Why none other than that
pesky "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels now can you believe
that? Word has it that Jim Kettner is going to be there
to present a trophy to the winner. It will be nice to
see Jim and the other guys that I've met before. And of
course I'm always eager to meet the other fellas who I've
heard about but have never seen wrestle. Well, I'm gonna
end this one and get back to reading Mick Foley's new
book. I hope you've had a few laughs reading this so until
next time enjoy your summer and support your local indy
wrestling!!! Take care
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