May 2015

Blog: Heidi Lovelace (5.29.15)

Posted: May 29, 2015

While I was in Japan, I often thought about my return to CHIKARA. When Dasher Hatfield drafted me for his "Dugout" and I saw the complete team he assembled for this year's Challenge of the Immortals, my anticipation grew. I was determined to be an asset to the group, to be a key player on an already-stacked team. Mr. Hatfield and Mr. Touchdown are former Campeones de Parejas. And Icarus has about done it all - from King of Trios to the Grand Championship. That's a lot to live up to for this recently-crowned Young Lions Cup champ.

Unfortunately, this past Sunday in Easton at "Aniversario," I felt like I wasn't much of an asset. After I was pinned by the Proletariat Boar, I was overcome with guilt. I felt that I let my team down at a moment when they were counting on me the most. This was my return to CHIKARA after months honing my craft in Japan! On Sunday, I was the weak link on a team made up of CHIKARA greats.

I don't know how I'm going to prove myself to my partners yet, but I also cannot lose sight of my other responsibilities - like defending this Cup. I am aware that many other members of the roster are petitioning for a shot, and I am more than ready to take on all challengers. I know each of you had to wait several long months for your chance at my Young Lions Cup. Well, the wait is over. Start lining 'em up, Mr. Quackenbush. I've got some catching up to do.

-HL

Photo Credit(s):
Dorothy Lee