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6 Months

10 Apr

My story or the a crazy weekend in wrestling.

6 months ago to the day, I performed one of the most dangerous aerial maneuversImage in Professional Wrestling. The double rotation moonsault. Except I didn’t land squarely across my opponent’s sternum, I landed the very worst way one could land – on my Head. It fracturing my skull and launched me into a world of odd Internet fame, effectively being labeled as a super powered android for surviving such a terrible impact, let alone kick out and try to continue the battle. Now imagine people trying to understand why you would even attempt such a move in the first place, let alone step foot in a ring again after nearly dying doing it. Explain THAT. Yea, you get the picture of what I have gone through over the past 6 months.

So today, 3/3/2013 is the 6 month anniversary of the Armory Amore Incident. And I find myself inside the Chikara Wrestle Factory training school. Fully healed, pumped and ready to learn from one of the greats in wrestling – “The man of a thousand holds”, Mike Quackenbush. Beyond Wrestling brought him in to teach the guys, new or veteran things to make us even better. I learned so much from the time we spent with our trainer, and coming out of the seminar, I felt so even more energy and passion than before.
But even still, I had this lingering calm about me. Not only was this my first match back in Beyond Wrestling, but also my first match back outside of the WWA4 school shows. This was my first real outing since injury, and only my 4th match back overall.

After raising my power level during training, I was assigned my opponent for our Beyond Wrestling Studio Tapings that night. I would have Jeane Pierre tonight. A promising young rookie who trains with myself at the WWA4 Wrestling school in atlanta. He has been working hard and has been given an opportunity at Beyond Wrestling. Just like I had in september. After 14 hours in a car full of ATL wrestlers, Little did I know I would be wrestling Jeane Pierre! He swore to bring his French Supremacy tactics to the ring, and take me down. Whatever, I wasn’t worried, He was not stopping me from a mad crazy re-debut showdown of EPIC PROPORTIONS.

As I sit here stretching, going over my game plan going into my contest with Pierre, I can’t help but look around. I notice the bright blue ropes and the large Chikara Pro graphic on the wall. I look around and see great, established wrestlers like “The Juice” JT Dunn, Chris Dickinson, Anthony Stone, and many, many, MANY others at ringside. I look at a nervous but ready Pierre across the room, I glance over to the man Drew Corderio, Beyond Wrestling’s founder/promoter walking around swiftly, handling business  And then I look down at the worn, beaten neck brace that once was my neck’s home and I realize that the only way to achieve the dream, is to work the dream. and I’m well on my way to my wish. Maybe I don’t need to collect the Dragon Belts after all.