Diary of Violence - 8/26/06

Okay, okay, I admit it…I was wrong with my prediction last week of Sabu winning the ECW World Title at SummerSlam, but I am still very proud of his recent accomplishments in ECW. Sabu still on a constant basis goes out there and sacrifices his body to entertain you, the fans of ECW. If you never have seen him wrestle in person, you should. Sabu is truly one of the most unique performers out there.
Another unique performer is Ric Flair. How much blood has Ric bled for our business? I really enjoyed Ric and Mick Foley’s I Quit Match at SummerSlam. Ric, you are Hardcore. I personally would love to see you vs. The American Dream Dusty Rhodes one more time or Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk. Or my own personal fantasy match, Ric Flair and Triple H vs. Terry Funk and Tommy Dreamer…mentor and their students versus each other. Do I smell ECW One Night Stand 3, Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC?

Speaking of historic ECW venues, I can not wait to return to the Mid Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. this Monday. That building has had wrestling for years, but once ECW came in and raised the bar the fans have not been the same. The building has always hosted some of the better ECW shows and this will be no different.

Now…sports fans have waited several years, sometimes decades, for their teams to win the big one. We have all witnessed some magical moments in sports like The Miracle on Ice, when the United States hockey team won the gold medal in the 1980 Olympics. The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1994 for the first time in 50 years. The Red Sox finally beat the curse and win the World Series in 2004. Last year, the White Sox won the World Series and Bill Cowher finally won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers. On 8/22/06 history occurred again, as the headlines of the newspaper read: Dreamer Wins!!! Dreamer Wins!!! 
Well, maybe it did not gain national press, but it still felt damn good. I went to the history book, and for the record, the last time I won a match on ECW TV was January 7, 2001. It was a historic encounter, an I Quit match at the Hammerstein Ballroom with Christopher W. Anderson (you can check it out on WWE 24/7. There is my corporate suit shout out. You guys are good for some things). I actually thought my arm was either bleeding or injured when I saw referee Mike Posey come over and raise my arm. I did not think my shoulder was able to bend that way (haha).

Enough joking…it did feel great. I am still not a person who cares about winning or losing; I just love to go out there and kick some ass. As long as I have a good match and the crowd enjoys it that is what I am all about. I usually get a standing ovation after I lose anyway, and that is a greater feeling than actually winning. That is called respect and the fans always give it to me and that is why I keep fighting the fight.

I would like to give thanks to the Sandman, who got drunk in celebration after the match. Okay, he was drunk during the match but who is counting? I guess my new good luck charm is the Torrie Wilson. I should have tagged with her years ago. Every fan should check Torrie out in FHM magazine, she looks great (she really has a great pair of … eyes, what do you think I was talking about, get your minds out of the gutter).

In closing I would like to say move over Goldberg’s streak, a new era in sports entertainment has begun, Dreamer starts 1-0.
Keep Fighting the Fight

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