So, not only was I finally able to get into the ring–I also tossed Cole back in by his trunks.
Turnabout is fair play, after all.
Heels can also get over-confident, particularly when the match has, frankly, been pretty fucking easy for them so far. Cole gave me an opening and I took it.
And once I was in the ring, I was determined to not only get my own back, but to give him the ultimate humiliation of losing to someone he didn’t see as a credible threat.
His gorgeous, perfectly defined abs made for an oh-so-inviting target, too.
He didn’t seem to like me standing on them and flexing.
As I listened to his groans as I put him through the wringer, I began to believe, you know? Believe that I could beat him, believe that I could be a BGEast star, believe that I, a rookie in my first match for the company, could take down one of their biggest and nastiest heels–something no one else had done so far.
I also was learning that I liked being in control, punishing my opponent, and even humiliating him a bit.
I also learned about over-confidence.
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When I first started doing pro wrestling, I was told, “look at every match as a learning experience. The only way to get better is to learn.”
So, what did I learn from wrestling Cole Cassidy?
I learned that he knew a variety of ways to bend my body into insanely twisted shapes, for one.
I also learned that an expert heel always has a reserve left in the tank–no matter what you’ve done to them, no matter how much pain you’ve put them in, no matter if you’ve wrung some submissions out of them–you pretty much have to knock them out to claim the win, because they’ll always, like Jason or Michael Meyers, rise from the dead even more energized than before.
They feed off being punished.
And despite what you might read on the website’s write-up of this match, I wasn’t a complete practicing dummy for Mr. Cassidy. I got some licks in.
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So, what I think is my last match ever taped for BGEast is now out there for purchase, streaming or however you watch your BGEast videos.
And yes, it’s my second appearance in the Jobberpaloozer series, and I am wrestling this guy:
Yup, none other than Cole Cassidy.
Christ, look at that body. I mean….look at it.
In an interesting aside, the last match of mine to be released was actually the first one I ever taped.
Not in my best shape I was ever in for the cameras–I’d been on a grueling book/speaking tour that started in January of that year and didn’t end until BEA in New York in June–but I was doing my best to hit the gym when I was at home and trying to eat right, but trying to eat healthy when you’re on the road isn’t always easy.
But I was very excited to shoot a match for BGEast, and I was even more excited to be scheduled to wrestle one of my idols, Cole Cassidy. I blogged about him sometime recently; but I became a fan when I first saw him in the ring against Tarzan Tyler Reese. So, when the Boss asked me who I wanted to get into the ring with, Cole was at the top of my list.
Dreams can come true.
But this could also be filed under be careful what you wish for…
I could be wrong, but I think I may be the only wrestler who’s appeared in the Jobberpaloozer series as both heel and jobber.
Which is saying something–what that might be I am not quite sure, honestly.
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