Experience of a lifetime

Experience of a lifetime

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but the significance, and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. -- Oprah Winfrey

As I write this, I'm still riding on cloud nine from an "Experience of a Lifetime." Now, a lot of you know which legendary wrestlers influenced my style of wrestling, one obviously being WWE Hall of Famer the "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, and the other being soon-to-be Hall of Famer "Nature Boy" Ric Flair! Man, just mentioning both of these men in the same sentence gives me goose bumps. I mean, these men are the two most influential reasons for me getting into this profession.

Ever since I was a little Experience waiting to happen, I sat on my dad's knee on Saturday mornings and watched the Horsemen battle Dusty and friends in matches that left a lasting impression on me. As you all saw, last week on ECW on Sci Fi, YOUR "Guiding Light" stood face to face with one of his idols in the middle of the ring and spoke the TRUTH about how I felt when it came to the 16-time World Champion. Yes, I do respect "Naitch," and yes, he was one of my top two favorites. If I told you guys my third favorite, you'd freak out. (I'll tell that one in my book one day.) Then, to top it all off, I was actually able wrestle "The Man" in the main event on ECW on Sci-Fi. GEEWIZFREAKINCABOOSEKABOB! I'm still excited even though this happened days ago.

Now, many of you will read this and say, "But oh, Guiding Light, you lost. You tapped out; why are you so happy?" I'll tell you why: Because even though right now YOUR Black Pope considers himself to be a special attraction on ECW (if you weel), the fact that I was able to do something that many men before me have hoped to do and many after me will only dream of doing, speaks for itself.

And me tapping out? Pah-leese. When the history books are written, how many wrestlers that started in WWE in 2006 will have the opportunity to say that they stepped into the squared circle and tapped out to the greatest wrestler of all time, Nature Boy Ric Flair? I don't know, but I do know that I'll be one of 'em. WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Now, if that was Balls Mahoney in that ring against the Naitch, I don't think we would've had a main event as there's no way Flair could've withstood Balls' deadly breath torture device. One whiff of Balls' breath and the Naitch might have gone into cardiac arrest! DAMN, BALLS!!!!!!!

Need enlightenment? Contact the Black Pope at ECWHOH@yahoo.com.

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