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Blog: Mr. Touchdown (7.22.15)

Posted: July 22, 2015

Feelings are mutual, but thoughts can ruin a lifetime of work. Frustration and self doubt can lead a man to quit before the job is done, Icarus.

Let's go back to June 2, 2013. To "Aniversario, Never Compromise". A day which was like no other. You were in the main event. Icarus, you had the CHIKARA Special locked on Eddie Kingston. The championship was within your grasp, probably just as it was in the dreams you must have had every night before that match. All the struggle, all the pain, every time you gave your all and fell on your face, just to get up and do it again. Things were going to finally pay off. Everything you've ever wanted must have felt so real...but then it was gone.

CHIKARA was no more and Condor Security evacuated the building. For the rest of us, it was like time stood still in the months that followed. The grief and the hopelessness overtook us all. We boarded the lifeboats. We went to Wrestling is Cool and Wrestling is Heart and Wrestling is Intense. We sailed away as the ship sank. We went on and found life outside of CHIKARA.

Your peers moved on. While others may have lost their passion and pride, you stood strong and you stood for what you and the rest of the founding fathers of CHIKARA believed in, when it all started back in 2002. It was clear that you were not about to give up. No matter how many people didn't want to hear your message, and thought that CHIKARA was gone forever. You're perseverance is what gives the roster a stage to perform on today, and allows our loyal CHIKARMY to sit ringside and witness it all. And don't forget "You Only Live Twice". At the grand return of CHIKARA - you finally accomplished your goal. A dream come true.

We all have battles to face, it's a daily fight. Those who have the courage to sacrifice it all for what they believe in, always come out on top. Muhammad Ali once said, "He who is not courageous enough to take risk will accomplish nothing in life." You may have to take some risk to get there. Dig deep, my friend and you'll be on top of the mountain once again.

-Mr. TD