March 2017

Blog: Travis Huckabee (3.15.17)

Posted: March 15, 2017

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.

-TH