|Posted by Steven Bryant on Sunday, July 13, 2003 @ 3:00 AM Pacific
Pro Wrestling Guerilla Six (Super Dragon, Excalibur, Joey Ryan, Disco Machine, Scott Lost, & Topgun Talwar) interview |
Recently I had a chance to talk with the six wrestlers who are behind the new
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla promotion. Super Dragon, Excalibur, Joey Ryan, Scott Lost,
Disco Machine, and Topgun Talwar are all pretty well known around the scene as
wrestlers, but with PWG they are tackling something completely new to all six.
In this interview we discuss their vision, how they handle their differences,
their relation to other promotions, and more.
Steve: OK, I'm here with the six partners in SoCal's newest promotion
Pro Wrestling Guerilla. Let's start with the basics, what made you guys
decide to start your own promotion?
Disco Machine: Here's the deal. Joey and Scott have wanted to start a
promotion for a while. Super Dragon has wanted to have a tournament
with top indy stars for a while. So they enlisted some friends,
Excalibur, Disco and Top Gun, to help out, and here we are.
Excalibur: Much like Disco said, it all started with Joey, Scott, and
Dragon, oddly enough they all had their ideas at the same time. So PWG
is more or less a combination of their ideas with my stunning good
looks and superior wit.
Scott Lost: Well, Joey told me about Super D's idea to start a
promotion and asked if I wanted to chip in and help. I said sure, why
the hell not, what else am I going do? So I tucked my three kids and
wife into bed and started writing skits.
Scott Lost: I really don't have kids or a wife.
Topgun Talwar: I was sitting at my computer one day pondering what to
spend my money on aside from Tijuana hookers, so I thought why not
throw money into a wrestling promotion.
Joey Ryan: Scott and I were thinking about starting up a fed with some
friends of ours to do at the marketplace when no other shows were
running, but Super Dragon convinced us to help out with an idea he had
to do something bigger. He has some good connections and made the idea
of another big indy in California sound possible. So we decided to back
him on it and enlisted Disco, Excalibur, and Top Gun to help.
Super Dragon: Basically I talked to Joey months ago about doing my own
Super Tournament, with the best indy stars in the circuit right now. I
knew it would cost a lot, and I didn't have enough money. I also knew
that Joey and Scott wanted to start their own fed awhile back. So time
passed after I talked to Joey about running the tournament. Then one
day he said that we should start our own fed. At first we were thinking
about bringing MPW back. Then we figured if we are going to start
something new, we should just do our own thing. That and Jews are the
worst, so there is no use in helping them. That's basically how
everything started. As far as my reason for starting the fed goes. I
really don't like the way a lot of stuff here in SoCal is run. Some of
the shows are good, but overall I think a lot of things could be
better. Also, there isn't a lot of hype right now on the west coast, so
I'm looking to change that.
Steve: With the six of you guys running a promotion together, there is
bound to be times when differences of opinions come up. Do you all have
equal say in what goes on, or is there a chain of command so to speak?
Disco Machine: Until the first show, we can't say for sure. Being
wrestlers and promoters is a tremendous pressure. We have already faced
challenges that promoters deal with like cancellations, money
allocation and venue searching.
Super Dragon: Clearly I am the smartest person of the six, so I run
everything. Everyday I make Scott squeeze me fresh lemonade. Joey
gets my coffee. Topgun does my laundry. For the other two, well, they
are my team, so we are all equal. Honestly, we're all friends, and we
have been in the scene together now for a long time. I don't think
there will be a problem. Some people are in charge of certain things.
We try to use our strengths to make the promotion the best we can.
Some people are good at writing. Some people are good at design. We
all know who the best wrestler out of the six is. We all have ideas we
give each other, and hopefully there won't be problems in the future.
If there is, I will quit, just like Dirk Diggler did. I'm the biggest
fuckin' star here man. I know karate. You want to see me kick some ass?
Excalibur: I guess you could call it a chain of command, but it's more
like each of us have specific duties for the promotion. If there's a
dispute with one person's area, we bring it up to the others and it's
Steve: You say each have specific duties, are you able to share what
Disco Machine: Disco equals website, graphics and 1/6 of an exciting grudge
Scott Lost: This is true. We all have our roles. We try to go with what
each of us is strong at. For instance, Excalibur and I are the funniest
men alive on this planet, so therefore we are doing the skits and
Topgun Talwar: I'm actually the individual that's in charge. That's why
they call me Top Gun. Honestly though... we've focused on delegating
responsibilities and overall just producing a good product.
Excalibur: Like Scott said, he and I are working on the stuff for the
videos, but it's become more of a collaboration with everyone. They
other guys will come to us with ideas, and we're in charge of fleshing
Joey Ryan: But in the end, an idea has to be agreed on by all of us.
Steve: Super Dragon, you stated that you want to increase the amount of
hype the west coast gets. How do you plan on accomplishing that?
Super Dragon: Well, I think by using the most popular stars in the indy
circuit we can definitely accomplish that. I think EPIC was on the
right track on getting the west coast noticed, but they made way too
many mistakes, and used a lot of people they shouldn't have. We
definitely want to get our tapes out as fast as we can. That's the
easiest way for everyone to see our product. I don't know why, but
nobody in SoCal is making their tapes available. I remember when Rev
Pro first came out, we had a lot of hype, because everyone had tapes of
us. The key isn't to just use a bunch of the talented guys, but use
them right, and put on great shows.I think that will get us noticed.
We're trying to put a product out that showcases all styles of
wrestling, and hopefully people will want to see that.
Steve: You mentioned EPIC, all of you were involved with EPIC at one
point or another. What can you take away from your experiences there
that you can use to make PWG better?
Excalibur: Well, unfortunately with EPIC, we all saw some pretty
terrible mistakes that we don't intend on making (with PWG.) Money
issues, forcing wrestlers down fan's throats, overbooking, you name it,
EPIC had it. I think from being heavily involved with EPIC at one
point, it made me leery of working with another "super promotion" again
due to the fact I saw EPIC's worst part first hand, where things were
spinning wildly out of control. I didn't want to see that repeated
again, however with PWG, I'm very comfortable with the guys I'm working
with, so hopefully that won't be an issue.
Super Dragon: I know everything else in this interview will probably
cut on EPIC, but what Gary did nobody else has had the balls to do. Say
what you will about Gary, but all he wanted to do was put on good
wrestling shows for the fans here in SoCal. He gave up a lot to do it,
and I respect him for that. I'm owed just as much money as anyone else
who's bitching about it. In fact, I doubt anyone is owed as much as I
am. Anyway, I think everyone learned a lot from EPIC. We learned from
Gary's mistakes. Gary could have been successful without a couple of
the mistakes he made. Just learning from those mistakes will make PWG
Scott Lost: I had a very pleasant experience at EPIC, and Gary treated
me right from the day I started working for him. The one thing I would
say that I know we will do different is keep track of our budget. We're
all Indy workers here and can't afford to be threatened by other
workers from lack of pay. We all know how it is to get stiffed by
someone we work for. Side note, I was paid every time by Gary. Good guy.
Joey Ryan: I think in a lot of ways PWG can be like EPIC without having
to go through the rookie mistakes. Obviously we were all there to see
what worked and what didn't work for the company. And being wrestlers
ourselves, we already have a better idea of who to use and not use that
would benefit PWG more.
Disco Machine: EPIC was a blessing and later a huge disappointment. But
from it all we actually became closer as a group and learned from the
mistakes of others. Gary had a incredible vision for EPIC. And we could
have been on top for a long time, but that's how things go. Six months
in wrestling these days is like nothing. The scenery changes and
there's a new thing going on. We are new, but we are not here to
challenge other groups...we are here to showcase the top talent in
SoCal, NorCal and Indy wrestling across the US. I would love for us to
be considered the ROH of the West Coast. That is our goal.
Scott Lost: We come in peace!
Super Dragon: Fuck that. We come to destroy everyone.
Joey Ryan: Yeah, one way PWG will not be like EPIC, is we don't plan on
taking over an area. We've already got tons of support from everyone
from Rick Bassman to AWC to Bart Kaptizke. We like to think of SoCal as
Super Dragon: Yeah, SoCal is like a family, and I'm Tony Soprano. You
just remember, I'm the mother fucking fucking one who calls the shots.
Steve: You mention the support you've received, has there been anyone
who has been less than supportive?
Joey Ryan: Well, I've been hit up about 936,424,863,058 times for
comps, and that isn't really supportive! (Laughs). But as far as other
promotions go, we haven't had problems. Everybody has been offering
help and advice and things of that nature. Even the APW family who
seems to want to take over California has been super cool with us.
Steve: You guys are still working for other promotions, while getting
things in order with your own, and are obviously friends with a lot of
different wrestlers. Have you felt any pressure to book certain
wrestlers because of that?
Scott Lost: Uh... Yeah, there's been a little bit of that but not too
Excalibur: I think we've all been approached at one point or another,
and like everything else, we'll throw that person's name out to the
team. For some people, we're on the fence, for other people, like Mike
Vega, it's an easy decision not to book them.
Super Dragon: That is the first thing I told everyone who's involved.
We're not booking people just because they are friends. This is easiest
for me, since I don't like anyone. So yeah, you won't be seeing Mike
Vega on our shows anytime soon. You can see him in an outdoor "arena"
where the ring is lit up with car headlights though.
Joey Ryan: Every time I get asked to book someone, I tell them they got
to ask Dragon, because everybody has to ok the booking, and for some
reason nobody likes talking to Super D! (Laughs) gets me right off the
Scott Lost: I'm just in charge of the skits! No booking for me! I'm
funny, that's all.
Super Dragon: I'd just like to state something real quick. Scott Lost
is the most unfunny person I know.
Topgun Talwar: You obviously haven't seen the Scott Lost shuffle then
Steve: Topgun, of all the wrestlers involved, you are the least "known"
and least hyped. Do you feel any pressure being part of this group with
so many wrestlers who are big names, at least by indy wrestling
Topgun Talwar: Yes. To be held at the same level of such a high echelon
of wrestlers is tough to fathom. However it's done more to motivate me
in improving, wrestling more and getting my name out there.
Joey Ryan: Jon, you're already a star in our hearts!
Scott Lost: No, he's not.
Steve: All of you, except Dragon, kept yourselves pretty low on the
card, and didn't really put yourselves in spotlight matches. Was that
more to show that even though you are the promoters you won't be
constantly trying to put yourselves over or that you felt the show
would be better showcasing other wrestlers at the top?
Joey Ryan: I don't know what you're talking about, I get to wrestle
Adam Pearce! Plus I get to wrestle Hardkore Inc again who are arguably
the top team in SoCal right now.
Scott Lost: Yeah, I'm in that match too!!! While we may not be
wrestling Outside Talent, we're still wrestling very good guys.
Steve: I didn't mean in terms of talent, as the whole card is pretty
talented. I'm referring more to card placement, and the hype being
given to the matches.
Disco Machine: I think it's all of our feeling that all of the matches
have the potential to steal the show. That makes the booking easy. It's
basically putting together matches that people want to see and match
ups you thought you'd never see.
Joey Ryan: Oh, well yeah I'm in a 6 man because somebody had to carry
Scott Lost and I wasn't going to make FBK do it by himself.
Scott Lost: We put things in order of how they made sense. Joey and I
are still trying to make names for ourselves on the Indy circuit, so
we're not going to put ourselves in the Main Event... At least not
until the 6th or 7th show. (Laughs)
Scott Lost: Wait a minute... Was that a shot at me?
Excalibur: Honestly, we all have different opinions of ourselves and
where we should be on the card. Then the others have their own opinions
of where we should be on the card, so like everything else, it's a
compromise. I don't think anyone has an illusions of who the top draw
of the 6 of us is, so needless to say, I'm pretty disappointed with my
placement on the card.
Topgun Talwar: I'm going to be working curtain jerkers for the rest of
my life. That's all I know.
Scott Lost: And you better like it Mister.
Super Dragon: Originally I was going to wrestle Hook Bomberry, so I
wasn't going to be wrestling a big name on the show. Some people
cancelled out on us, so we figured we needed a bigger match to please
the fans. It also cut the show down to 8 matches instead of 10. So I
think it worked out much better for us. I don't care who I wrestle, my
goal is to have good matches. I will do what's best for the promotion.
I don't care if I am wrestling a big star from the indies, or someone
who is very good, but nobody has heard of yet, like Hook Bomberry.
I do think that a lot of people want to see some matches involving me,
that they would consider "dream matches". If there was a match that
someone else considered that type of match with one of the other guys,
we would definitely try to book it. When booking things, you have to
wonder if people will think you're trying to get yourself over because
you're in charge of things. Like I said before, I am going to do what's
best for the promotion. We definitely want to get a lot of the
wrestlers who will be wrestling for us noticed. That, and having great
shows/matches is my goal for this promotion.
Steve: It also seems like every promotion aside from UPW, and the odd
lucha show, draws about the same amount of people. What is PWG going to
do to bring in more fans?
Joey Ryan: I guess we'll just have to flyer at UPW and the odd lucha
Scott Lost: We're going to bribe people! (Laughs) No, we're going to
flyer the hell out of everywhere to try and get the word out. If we
just flyered the other indy shows, the same amount of people are going
to show up anyway, because all those people go to all the other shows.
I'm talking about flyering, Junior high schools, high schools, crack
houses, whore houses, so on and so forth...
Topgun Talwar: Well, I think we have the Internet crowd locked, just
based on the quality of our card. I think promoting at the upcoming WWE
event will help bring casual fans to the show as well.
Scott Lost: Have I said too much?
Excalibur: Way too much.
Super Dragon: I think our shows will be bigger than all the shows
around here that are drawing the same amount of people. All those
people are my fans anyway. I put asses in seats. Those aren't the
people we need to convince to come to our shows, we need to get WWE
fans. The casual wrestling fans. It's hard to do it, but with guys from
NWA TNA, and some of the more noticed indy names, it might be possible.
We're doing things like flyering events, and some ideas to draw fans
that the CIA won't let me talk about. I saw some shit man. Anyway, we
will be flyering all the big events, and getting our tapes out to get
us noticed. I think a lot to do with drawing in the indies is word of
mouth. We know there are wrestling fans out there, because EPIC had
100's of people at their shows, and UPW/XPW have had big houses before.
So hopefully with our lineup, the fans will be kind enough to show up.
If not, may you all get SARS and die.
Steve: You guys are bringing in M Dogg and AJ Styles, who are two guys
who aren't normally in SoCal. Is bringing in outside talent something
you plan on doing every show, or is it something only for special
Joey Ryan: Well, if we keep them coming back, then they aren't really
"outside" anymore, right? Honestly though, we do plan on having some
guys come back regularly, but we'll always be trying to give SoCal a
nice surprise. And not just having a certain somebody on the show, but
making sure they have quality matches as well. We feel that is what
SoCal really wants.
Super Dragon: I think bringing in outside talent is a key to success.
It will bring a lot of the fans that wouldn't normally come to see the
locals, which is stupid, because there are a lot of great matches on a
lot of the local shows around here. I am all for bringing out outside
talent. It will bring people, give people a chance to see wrestlers
they wouldn't normally be able to see, and give fans a chance to see
matchups they wouldn't normally be able to see.
Steve: What type of plans do you have for the promotion as far as
running shows? Do you plan on running monthly and will all the shows be
at Frank and Sons?
Joey Ryan: As long as SoCalers keep coming to watch the shows and
paying for tickets and videos and such, then we'll be able to afford to
run as much as possible. Nobody is really making money here, so every
penny spent on PWG will go right back into the next show.
Super Dragon: We're going to be running monthly. Not all shows will be
at Frank and Sons. I kind of want to move away from Frank and Sons in
the future, because I don't want to take anything away from Rev Pro's
draw. We actually have something in the works for 2 days, at different
venues in August. We want to run at different venues around SoCal,
kind of like EPIC did. It gives us a chance to get different people
from different areas to come to our shows.
Steve: You guys have a pretty diverse card as it is already, do you
guys have any plans in the future to add even more different types of
matches such as pure lucha or deathmatches?
Excalibur: The trouble with adding matches like that, it's tough to
draw in fans of that style unless the entire card is like that, or so
it would seem. History can teach us many a thing. Like the fact we
don't want a whole bunch of idiots or Mexicans at our shows. But we
will take their money.
Scott Lost: I like Mexicans.
Super Dragon: I would definitely like to add some lucha guys on future
shows. Super Boy and Chilango are a few of the most talented guys in
SoCal, and I would love to use them in the future. As far as
deathmatches go, I doubt you will see any of that at PWG. You might see
someone like Vic Grimes, who can do the brawling or deathmatch style,
but can also wrestle. I think that (deathmatches) draws the fans we
don't want at our shows. Like those idiots who call themselves
Juggalos. Yeah, that Power Ranger chant was cool years ago, you fucks.
We want fans who want to come and enjoy a wrestling show. Not some
idiots who come to try to be funny and yell out "insider" shit that
makes them look cool.
Steve: OK, now I'll ask a non-PWG question for each of you and then we
can wrap this thing up.
Steve: Scott, you've been nominated for tag team of the years two
straight years, with two separate partners, winning the award with Joey
Ryan in 2002. Do you see yourself more as a singles wrestler or a tag
Scott Lost: I can do whatever! I multi-talented! I'd probably consider
myself a tag team expert, but singles is just as fun. I'd actually like
to get the chance to wrestle more singles to show people I can be just
as effective in that division.
Steve: Topgun, you were doing a lot of wrestling in Arizona this past
year, how does that scene compare with SoCal?
Topgun Talwar: The scene in Arizona is completely different from SoCal.
Like I expected, based on the talent that wrestles there, it is a big
man territory. I don't feel the wrestlers are as talented and well
rounded because the primary style is American out there. The fans are
really good out there because it's primarily casual wrestling fans who
are entertained and will pop for practically anything.
Steve: Excalibur, you haven't wrestled in Revolution Pro in about a
year, and as most know there's been some heat between you and Rev Pro.
Will we ever see Excalibur in Revolution Pro again?
Excalibur: Steve, if question asking ability were related to wealth,
you'd be in the fucking poorhouse, my friend. I'd like to come back to
Revolution Pro, but due to some things I've said in the past, it
appears I'm not wanted there. The only thing that's ever final in
wrestling is somebody dying, so short of that, I wouldn't say you'd
never see me in Rev Pro again, but the decision isn't up to me.
AWC has spoken to me individually, and made his feelings and intentions
clear. I understand Rev Pro is more of a family than it was when I was
there, and of course that hurts my chances. But rather than cry about
it, I can focus on PWG, and mine & Dragon's quest to have everyone come
out to 80's Metal, and knock everyone dead.
Steve: Disco, earlier this year you announced your retirement from
pro-wrestling, then you came back just a few months later. What made
you decide to change your mind?
Disco Machine: I wish my retirement was an angle. The truth of the
matter is that I am currently going through a divorce. The last year
has been brutal for me. Wrestling wasn't the source of my personal
battles, but it was a common denominator. So my "retirement" was more
of a personal thing that I made public.
Should I have made this personal and just fade away? Maybe. But my
relationship is over and I have been overwhelmed by the support I have
received from all my friends. Most of which I have met through
wrestling. I thank everyone for being understanding and I look forward
to performing and living out my dreams.
Excalibur: Do those dreams include informing the public of your giant,
Mandingo-esque cock, Disco?
Disco Machine: In a word... YES. Look out Lexington Steele.
Excalibur: Mothers, hide your sons and daughters! DISCO IS ON THE PROWL!
Steve: Joey, in some of reviews of your matches, people have said that
you are "boring". What are your thoughts on that?
Joey Ryan: Boring?! Who said that?! I'm looking at you Super Dragon!
Well as many of you know, I got quite a bit of my training from Spanky,
and he always taught me things like; Do you want to have meaning to
your matches and to have everything make sense, or do you want to do a
bunch of cool looking nonsense? Do you want to make the casual fan and
core wrestling audience care about you as a wrestler, or the smart mark
pop at your cool spots? He made sure I knew not to treat the fans like
idiots, and no sell things, and do things out of place. He said in the
long run, you'll gain more respect and credibility if your match can
tell a good story. Basically, he was passing down a lot of lessons in
ring psychology that he had got from his training. He did warn me that
a lot of the indy fans might consider the style boring, but in
actuality, the indy fan makes up a small percent of the wrestling
audience, and even a smaller percent of them hate technical wrestling.
You look at some of the greatest wrestlers of all time, guys like
Steamboat, Flair, Hart, Malenko, Benoit, and they have had long careers
doing more substance than flash. You watch now and guys like American
Dragon are wrestling all over the world based on great psychology over
great spots and moves. I hope to one day get good enough to be on that
Excalibur: Shut up Joey. I like Spanky as much as the next guy, but I'm
sure he's got enough people swinging on his shit now, he doesn't need
you. Joey was just fired from PWG, by the way. Twice.
Super Dragon: I would also like to answer this question. I think that
in wrestling, you're always going to have people that don't like you.
That's why there are different styles for everyone. I think the people
who think Joey is boring are just ridiculous. It's like the people who
thought my match with Brian XL sucked. Some people just can't handle
good wrestling. It's too much for their little brains. They'll never
understand it. They're the same people who like the ICP and Metallica.
I like to call them idiots, but you can also call them cocksuckers,
bitches, assholes, motherfuckers, shitheads, fuckasses, etc. etc. You
COULD call them lots of things, but it would never change the way they
think. They've definitely had their shit pushed in BIG TIME BRO.
Exposed tendons for life!
Steve: Dragon, you wrestled for All Japan earlier this year. Did
working there go how you'd hoped it would and overall would you say it
was a positive experience?
Super Dragon: Wow, this is the first time I've had to talk about that
traumatic experience. It was definitely an experience I'll never
forget. I went to Japan imagining something completely different. I was
there for nearly two months, and I think it may have been the hardest two
months of my life. Training was ridiculously hard. 1,000 squats a day,
weight lifting, running, sit-ups, pushups. It was the hardest training
I've ever been through. I couldn't do a lot of stuff they expected me
to do, due to injuries I have, but I tried my hardest.
That wasn't even the worst thing about it my stay in Japan. The food
there was definitely the worst thing for me. I was living off snicker
bars and McDonalds (I hadn't eaten there since high school) for 2
months. I have no idea how I lost 15 lbs while I was there. Probably
because most of the time I was eating one meal a day. I think I would
rather be stuck on a island, eating berries for 2 months. WILSON! I
spent most of my time at Internet Cafes, calling my girlfriend, or
watching DVDs in my spare time. One of the worst things was, I wasn't
riding with the foreigners on their bus. I was with the Japanese on
their bus, so trying to communicate with people was almost impossible.
I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I had my own people to
talk to. Nothing against the Japanese, they were all very kind to me,
and tried to help me out as much as possible. I really liked Kashin and
Kaz, and they were both awesome to me. It just wasn't the same.
I also got really sick after the first tour, and had to go to a
hospital, where this guy stuck a Q-tip in my nose. I broke all his
fingers. You just don't do that sort of thing, man. Being at the Dojo
the 3 weeks in between tours was actually the hardest part of the 2
months. Everyday there was training, which sometimes was cool, because
it passed time. The rest of the time I wouldn't have much to do, so I
just went to Internet Cafes. I could have stayed (at the dojo,) and
tried to talk to three guys who didn't speak much English, but I think
I'd rather go look at porn on the net. I actually walked an hour to the
Internet Cafe and an hour back every time I wanted to go. Talking to my
friends on the phone and Internet really helped me get through it. So I
even walked there when it was snowing one day. I know I'm probably
making Japan sound like hell, but I probably would feel differently if
I stayed for only two weeks. Two months was just too much.
On the first tour, the first night I wrestled, I had one of the worst
matches I've ever had in my whole career. I've had better matches after
I've blown out my knee. I think it was a combination of the lights
being so hot over the ring, and me being really nervous. I have never
got that tired in a match in my life. At one point, it looks like I
lay on Jimmy Yang like he's a pillow during a pin. After that, I had
some decent matches. I liked working with Red. We had a singles match
that I thought was my best match the first tour, but it was only 8
minutes or so. It's so different working there, where the people don't
react to things, because they don't know you. I went there thinking the
crowds would be really hot for our stuff, after watching Low Ki's Z1
stuff. They really have a different crowd than All Japan does. They got
into some of the stuff we did. A lot of the flashy stuff got over, and
I've really tried to move away from that style. I think if I went in
1998, I would have been more over there. I was more willing to do crazy
things to impress people. I tried to change the way I wrestled a
million times over there. I went there thinking I could get certain
things over, and when they didn't get over, I just tried to cut them
out of my offense and be more flashy. I don't know if that was a
mistake or not, because I really want to get the style I wrestle now
over. I just felt like people weren't into the stuff I was doing. It
could have been that Japanese crowds aren't really rowdy like some
American crowds, and they are more respectful, but it was tough doing
things without getting a reaction. The first tour, I was really
disappointed in my matches. I had a few decent ones, but none of them
compare to the stuff I've done in the States.
The second tour was much better for me. I got to work with Elix
Skipper, who I liked working with. We had a few good tag matches, and
my last match there at Budokahn, which I think was my best on both
tours. It's pretty sad, actually, considering every match I've had in
the States since coming back has been better. Maybe it was good, I
don't know. My standards are pretty high sometimes. I do know I have a
scar like Frankenstein on my head from that match. During the match, I
busted my head open on the pole, and I have never bled so much. It was
in my mask, and I couldn't even see. I think I did a pretty good job
finishing the match for not being able to see out of my mask. I got
stitches in my head, and Ohtani came in and was like "WHOA! SORRIE
CHARRIE!" and ran away, because my brains were exposed. Ohtani has
always been one of my favorite wrestlers, and for him to see my brain
exposed. It... It brought a tear to my eye. It was a nice way to leave
Japan I guess. With a good match, and a scar that won't ever let me
forget that pole. I WILL NEVER FORGET!
Like I said, it was an experience I will never forget. I am fortunate
enough to have had the chance to go to Japan to wrestle for a company
like All Japan. Paul T. really does run shit, cause he got me there,
and I will never be able to thank him enough. He's still on railroad
duty, but he's a hell of a guy. I'm not sure when, or if I will be
going back to Japan. I would love to go for two weeks. Right now I'm
more concerned on getting PWG up and running. If I don't go back to All
Japan, I would love to work for some other promotions like Michinoku or
Z1. Oh yeah, and Japanese people are the weirdest people alive.
Steve: I would like to thank you guys for your time and remind everyone
to check out Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's debut show July 26th at Frank and Sons
in City of Industry. For more info head to http://www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com.
Excalibur: Yeah, if you don't come check out our show, you're a king
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