It’s funny what you can get if you just ask. 1 month ago I was just a guy making his return to the PWA undercard and now a few weeks later I’m preparing for one of the biggest opportunities of my life. Why? Because I asked and somehow, someway the PWA put our past behind us and thought that I deserved another title shot. Or maybe it was because they thought it would be 5 Snowflakes and a MOTYC or whatever punters call it these days? Or maybe it’s because he’s a green dragon and I wear green spandex? Whatever the reason, the match is on and it’s my night to steal.
I’m going to be completely real right now. When I turned 25 a couple of months ago I started really contemplating where I was heading in life. Pretty young for a midlife crisis, but my body sure doesn’t feel like it’s just 25. I’m not really a patient person either. Almost 10 years in the sport and sure I’ve had some tremendous opportunities around the world, hundreds of memories, maybe built a bit of a reputation with some dedicated followers, but what kind of impact will I have left on the world if I had to stop wrestling tomorrow? People don’t measure your worth in comments on a forum or followers on a social media medium that probably won’t exist in 10 years. It’s the times that are spent standing at the top of the mountain after giving everything you have, holding the gold; they are the moments that are truly immortalised.
There was a time when I was travelling Australia on a regular basis and taking every moment of it for granted. Well good things can’t last forever. I now realise that every time I board a plane, sign my name for a wide eyed kid or fight for a championship, may be the last opportunity to make an impact. Is today my peak? Tomorrow? How will these people remember me? These are the things that run through my mind every single day.
So do I keep asking questions and trying to find the meaning of life, or do I do everything in my power to steal September 28th in the hope that it will validate the last 10 years of my life? I think we all know the answer by now. I haven’t mentioned Mick Moretti. Truth is, I don’t know much about him. I’ve heard that he hasn’t been where I have been. Hasn’t trained where I have. Hasn’t wrestled the talent that I have. Though in the 1 year that I was gone, he achieved more than I ever did in PWA. But every moment is someone’s to steal. Moretti did what he could to steal the past 3 months. Now I do what I can to steal back every night that should have, could have, would have been mine.
After all, it could be my last.