Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Indy Wrestling; Benoit; Training
Hello everybody! Sorry it's been over a week since my last post. Haven't had much to write since I've mostly spent the past week starting up my own Personal Trainer business, and trying to get wrestling bookings. It is almost a waste of time to go out and work on getting independent bookings. Independent wrestling, really is only slight step higher than backyard wrestling. There are rarely professionally trained "wrestlers" and can be very dangerous getting in the ring with most of them because their top priority is not safetey, but showing off their cool moves that learned from watching lucha libre and japanese wrestling. Not to mention, the pay is rotten; however, right now I'm just trying to get exposure and work on some new moves so I'm not really that interested in pay as much as I am improving on my game, and "character."
I do have to put over the NWA Indiana promotion based out of Lafayette, Indiana. They are without a doubt my favorite independent organizatioin to work for. There top priority is drawing lots of people and entertaining them with a quality family entertainment show. While a vast majority of independent promotions are advertising their shows on myspace and their message boards, NWA Indiana actually advertise in papers, radio, put flyers in pizza place boxes, etc., and usually draw over 300 per show as compared to 50 like most others that I do. They do not have more than 6 matches on a show, and usually finish up a little over two hours so the fans aren't burned out. Seriously, I have actually worked many shows that last over 4 hours. I couldn't imagine going to watch a movie that lasts 4 hours. Pro Wrestling shows shouldn't be any different.
I have been talking to some major promotions in Japan and Mexico, and hope to have some big news soon concerning international tours.
I could probably write about the Chris Benoit tragedy, but really I can't say anything that hasn't been said already. He was a super person, and the most dedicated professional wrestler/athlete I have ever been around. Something set this man off weeks ago and the only ones that will ever know what truly caused all this are Chris and Nancy. I will never forget his friendliness and encouragement towards me, along with his dedication and work ethic to be the absolute best.
Been doing my workouts this week in the mornings as I've volunteered to open up the high school weight room in town here for the athletes. I do not lift weights anymore, as I quit doing weight training last summer while I was in Europe. I only do bodyweight calistenics now, and it is amazing how much better my body feels. I am pain-free now, as opposed to having back, knee, and shoulder problems when I was weight training.
I plan on giving some samples and pictures of my training routines soon.
Have a great day!
The Metal Master