Blog: Travis Huckabee (3.15.17)
I'd be lying if I said that the last few months haven't been difficult. I came up short in the Young Lions Cup tournament, I lost to a better competitor in Silver Ant at the last #HourOfPower, and my recent tag team effort with Solo Darling was unsuccessful. Though I trained relentlessly for well over a year, I never imagined how hard it would be to transition from referee to wrestler.
Say what you will, but I have met these challenges and I am still moving forward. I've heard a few times now that I could have picked a bigger tag team partner. That I could have picked a more powerful tag team partner. While there are many reasons why I'm proud to have Solo as my tag partner, it's her enthusiasm and her dedication to improvement that inspire me. She might be sidelined with a nagging injury this Sunday, but I know she'll be rooting for me to do my best. I would do that exact same thing for her. And looking ahead to Sunday's live #HourOfPower, I'll be quite happy to fight for the two of us.
I'm going to face Jeremy Leary. If there was any one man who you could call my "opposite" on the roster, I guess it'd be him. He is a heavy-handed brawler who is proud to win, even if he takes shortcuts to get there. While I don't appreciate your tactics Leary, I have to respect how dangerous you are.
While I may not have the best win-loss record as of late, I have met every challenge head-on, and this Sunday will be no different. Bring whatever you want, bring whatever you have because it takes a lot to keep me down. I don't have to prove myself to you, Leary. But to the doubters that think I should still be a referee, and to the person that always reminds me to do my best, I have a lot to prove.
Sunday. Let's rumble.
Blog: Kobald (2.10.17)
WE DID NOT ASK FOR ANY OF THIS!!We did not ask for Deucalion to break our spine.MURDERER!We did not ask to be brought back.BUT WE ARE GRATEFUL!!We did not ask to tag with that Dragon Dragon slayer, Oleg.MURDERER!We did not ask to become a weapon hexed by the power of Nazmaldun.TORMENTOR!We did not ask for Ophidian to make the voice disappear.HE DID THIS!!
Everything we ever wanted was right there and now there isn't a sound.We wanted what we didn't want and didn't know what we wanted until it was gone.WE DON’T KNOW WHO WE ARE ANYMORE!
That’s where YOU come in, Oleg!You may have sworn never to harm us, but you were part of The Flood.You are the slayer of Dragon Dragon.We made it very clear we never trusted you.Your atrocities have not been forgotten!!But just days ago we watched as Worker Ant's lifeless carcass slumped on the mat, guilty of the same injustice.We are the thing we hate.WE DON’T KNOW WHO WE ARE ANYMORE!
The 3 of us must get together to settle things.SOON!PLEASE.SOON!
Blog: Solo Darling (2.1.17)
How sweet it is! Waking to find some snow on the ground, my fellow furry creatures surrounding me in our wondrous winter fort, thinking of what lies ahead while enjoying a cup of hot tea with lemon and a lot of honey - nature’s finest candy. We're just days away from National Pro Wrestling Day 2017, the perfect day to show the world the positive power of pro-wrestling. Even though I'm not on active duty this Saturday, I know someone that is. So while this space is often reserved for someone to hype up their own match, I have something else on my mind, CHIKARMY.
At National Pro Wrestling Day 2016, I made my CHIKARA debut. It meant a lot to me at the time, and it means even more, looking back on that match with Heidi now. I was nervous, and maybe on that day Heidi was the better wrestler, but I wouldn't trade that experience and memory for all the blue Sour Patch Kids in the world. This morning, I saw the little video you tweeted out, Travis. I can hear the excitement and the nervousness in your voice. Being in the Young Lions Cup tournament IS very exciting, and I'm excited for you. But you don't have to be nervous. You have the heart of a lion inside you.
I've heard you say that you aren't the world's best referee. Well, there's a few reasons why you traded that blue polo shirt for a pair of knee pads. You've called enough matches, now it's time you start WINNING some matches, bro. It's time for people to find out what Travis Huckabee can do. Yeah, the field is loaded with talented people this year! There's no denying that, but you earned your place among them.
This Saturday, show them you have the heart of a lion beating inside you. Don't let your nerves get the better of you out there. I'm rooting for you, buddy.