Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Young, Hungry Lion

8/16/2010: CHIKARA has done an excellent job since it's existence doing that one thing that wrestling promotions and wrestlers themselves try to become - and that's something different. To say that CHIKARA has been succeeding would be an understatement. This company is arguably the fastest-growing independent wrestling company in the United States, and it's because they have stuck to their guns and have continued to do what they do best. They're different.

CHIKARA is a company that every aspiring young wrestler wants to be a part of. It's a chance to showcase your abilities in front of some of the most talented performers in the world, and some of the most appreciative fans that there are. To be a part of the Young Lions Cup is not only a great honor, but an excellent opportunity. Just being in this tournament is proof that you have been recognized as one of the standout young guys on the circuit. But to win the thing, that's on a whole other level. You are the best, most promising young guy in the business if you walk away with that trophy. Some people have called me the dark horse in this tournament. I'm about to tell you why I'm the favorite...

Because I am different. Just like CHIKARA, Adam Cole sticks to his guns. I do what works for me, and I believe in what I bring to the table. I don't wear a mask, I am not as athletically gifted as the luchadores that I may face. What I do possess though, is a confidence and belief in myself that many of my peers in this tournament lack. We are all young. We are all hungry. Many are unsure. Not unsure because they don't have the tools, but because they have not been on a stage as big as the Young Lions Cup.

Since I started wrestling, I have been physically and emotionally challeneged everytime I step through those ropes, each challenge bigger than the last. And I have prevailed. The YLC is no different. I intend to walk away as the YLC champion, and I intend to show the CHIKARA fans what I bring to the table. - Check this out!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Road is Long (But Fun!)

9:29 p.m. - August 4, 2010

Don't you notice that everytime you talk to someone about traveling, they always say how they wish that they could more? They always want a vacation so they can get on the road, just unwind and let their hair down. That's why as I sit here with my cup of coffee (yea i know it's late), I continue to be thankful for my choice of professional wrestling.

What a perk right? You get to go up and down the road with all of your friends, and experience life the way that it's ment to be experienced! A constant spontaneous joyride (awesome movie) with your friends. CZW is debuting in North Carolina this weekend, and I'm somehow just as excited for the road trip as I am the match! Just sitting back and reflecting, going down the road is a lot like how me and my opponent this weekend, Ryan Slater, have progressed along the way.

It can be bumpy at times, but if you keep pushing forward, you will reach your destination. Ryan Slater is lucky in that he hasn't reached his destination known as the CZW World Junior Heavyweight Title. He's still hungry, and now more so than ever because he can taste it. I have reached that point of becoming champion, and now I find myself going down a never ending road of title defense after title defense, each one harder than the last. Most engines burn out after too much abuse. Unfortunatly for Slater, my engine only continues to get stronger and stronger, and the more pressure there is, the more it fuels me. The road to the championship is close Slater. It's ashame that you'll just have to get used to tasting it on your tounge.

All in all, I'm excited to go on another unforgetable road trip that I'm sure will be one to remember. Maybe my next blog will be just about those stories alone!

-Panama's Finest