My 1st WrestlePro Title Defense & Wrestling in the Dark

Wrestling in the DarkWrestling on events that are outside can be fun, but they can also be tricky dependent on weather and the time of day.

That was the case when I defended the WrestlePro Championship against Mario Bokara at the Edison Fall Family Spectacular. We were the main event of the 2nd show that started at 5:30 pm and there were some long bouts earlier in this card.

This lead to a race against time since Mother Nature will always win. It was almost 7:30 pm when our match began and the sun was already down. We had some street lights on, but we were losing light by the second.

Having proper vision is essential when wrestling and knowing from your own life experience that it takes time to adapt to seeing without light to help.

For me, it was easy to adapt once I got in the ring since you’re in a set square space and I train enough to feel where things are, like the ropes and corners. The match was just the second time the fans cheered me in almost 3-4 years, so that was another shift. But like the darkness, I will adjust and adapt.

My Memories of Wrestling Legend Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

Bobby The Brain HeenanBobby “The Brain” Heenan has passed away at the age of 73. He suffered from throat cancer for the last 15 years of his life, which ironically hindered his ability to communicate verbally. His verbal wit is what his fans love the most about him.

And I was one of them. He, along with one of my uncles, inspired my sense of humor as a child and an adult. For the people who I know and annoy with my one liners, zingers and puns, that’s what I got it from mostly. I enjoyed listening to him on commentary as the bad guy contrast to Gorilla Monsoon & Tony Schiavone.

I was also entertained by his antics as a kid, whether he was a manager, broadcast journalist (a job title he made famous in my mind) or even in the ring wrestling on occasion. The older I got, the more I appreciate Bobby Heenan for all facets of his work even when he was serious.

Some of my favorite Heenan moments include commentating the 1992 Royal Rumble, him saying that he could do a body slam when reversing a leapfrog like Rick Steiner during the Steiner Brothers’ debut match in the WWF & how out of left field most of his comments were towards the good guys.

I also read both of his autobiographies Chair Shots and Other Obstacles: Winning Life’s Wrestling Matches & Bobby the Brain: Wrestling’s Bad Boy Tells All. I’ll have to reread them at some point since there’s a lot I learned from them the first time around and now would put to better use in my wrestling career.

RIP and thank you for everything.

8-Year Career Evaluation & 1st Singles Championship Win Thoughts

WrestlePro Championship

September 9, 2017 will be a day that will forever live in my mind as one of the happiest of my life. That's because it was the day I became WrestlePro Champion. Winning the WrestlePro Championship is the culmination of 8 years of hard work and … [Continue reading]

Upcoming Event: WrestlePro at the Edison Fall Family Spectacular on September 23

WrestlePro Edison Fall Family Spectacular

WrestlePro continues its annual tradition of having a pair of events during the Edison Fall Family Spectacular. And WrestlePro Champion Chris Avery Queling will be in action defending the gold during the festival against GFW Impact Wrestling … [Continue reading]

A 605 Superpodcast Name Drop & a Lost Japan Booking

605 Superpodcast Episode 74

Part 2 of an interview with Tony Myers aired on Brian Last's 605 Superpodcast where he spoke about his time wrestling in Japan and his relationship with Mr. Pogo. At around the 3:30:40 mark, Last asks his final question where Myers mentions CAQ's … [Continue reading]

My Memories of Nigerian Nightmare Aaron Gainey

Distinguished Gentlemen vs Nigerian Nightmares

It always hits home harder when someone you've met and interacted with passes away. Even if it's been years since you've seen the person. That's the case of Aaron Gainey, who wrestled on northeast independent companies as one of the original … [Continue reading]

Upcoming Event: WrestlePro in Rahway NJ on Saturday September 9th

WrestlePro Rahway NJ September 9 2017

WrestlePro returns to their home at the Rahway Rec Center (275 East Milton Avenue) on Saturday September 9 with a huge lineup that features CAQ and a number of big-name stars and top independent wrestlers. The theme of big-name vs big-independent … [Continue reading]

Upcoming Event: WrestlePro Rumble For the Blue on August 10

WrestlePro Rumble For the Blue

WrestlePro returns with another event on a Thursday night, this time on August 10. They will present Rumble For the Blue, a fundraiser for the NYPD at 1435 Travis Avenue in Staten Island. The event will feature matches with NYPD police officers … [Continue reading]

ATTN Wrestlers: People Remember More Than You Think They Do

I was inspired to write this post by an event I heard about and saw a YouTube video of this past weekend containing people I know, people I've heard of and people I don't know. There are 3 things that people remember the most about you: their … [Continue reading]

4th of July Flashback: Big Ben Cromwell vs The Patriot in a Flag Match The 4th of July is a day to celebrate everything America, including pro wrestling. That's why I wanted to feature a Flag Match I had as Big Ben Cromwell against former WCW/WWF star The Patriot at … [Continue reading]