So, heard any good internet stories lately? :):)
Before I start I wanna say that the fans here in Mexico City are awesome! They greeted us in the airport with cheers, hugs and gifts and an enthusiasm that reminds me of just why I love perfoming so much!
Now, before I clear the air, I wanna ask a question? If you get hurt and a doctor prescribes you a medicine/drug and therapy to help you and you take it, did that become wrong somewhere? Did I miss a meeting? No need to answer because apparently the answer is yes. Apparently pro wrestlers never get hurt and if they do they aren’t allowed to get treatment. So anyway, here’s the story, several years ago I had hurt my knee and was advised by 2 different doctors to undergo this particular therapy. I didn’t ask for it, hell, I didn’t even know about it, all I knew is that I didn’t want to have to have surgery. Not to mention that I would like for my life after wrestling to be as painless as possible. I won’t be able to wrestle forever and I would hope that I’m entitled to the best quality of life availalbe to me when that time comes. I would like to think that it’s well in my human rights to take whatever a doctor tells me to if it helps my condition and relieves my pain. Isn’t that what everyone goes to a doctor for? Shane Helms committed no crime and did absolutely nothing illegal. And that is a FACT!!! Trust me, there are a million ways to get any kind of legal or illegal medicine/drug you want. However, I was under the assumption that going thru a doctor, getting treatment and therapy for a totally LEGAL medicine was the right way to go about dealing with this particular injury. And this injury that might have led to surgery had I not taken the therapy that I did. It’s strange how that part of the story was conviently left out! Besides, look at me! I’m not 300 lbs of muscle, the biggest I’ve ever been is 215, I’m not abusing ANYTHING other that the abuse my body takes doing the job I love. Hell, I didn’t even drink alcohol until I was 27.
Now I get that this “reporter” was just doing his job and was only using certain names from his list to sensationalize the article. And I guess it makes it sound more colorful to use the name Hurricane although I haven’t been The Hurricane in almost 2 years now. Hell I guess this guy can pretty much get away with saying whatever he feels, I honestly don’t know. I don’t know him and I don’t even deal with that particular Doctor anymore either. And if that Doctor did anything wrong himself, as long as it didn’t involve me it shouldn’t concern me or be directed towards me.
Am I making an excuse? Not at all. Making up an excuse would be admitting that I did something wrong or illegal. I did neither. I’m just a guy that has torn his body to shreds for the job he loves. And there are times that I’ve had to do to the hospital and get different kinds of medicines/drugs/whatever to help me heal. I’m not Wolverine, I can’t heal from every injury instantaneaously. I get hurt! And I’ll get hurt again. I’ve said a million times, I never got into wrestling for the fame or the fortune, I got into because I genuinely love it. I put 100% of my heart into it and unfortunately my body pays the price. That’s not a complaint, that’s simply . . . reality.
On a different note. I hope my performance this week on Smackdown this week is okay. I had one of the worst flu-bugs of my life this weekend. I was sick to a point where I couldn’t get out of bed and questioned whether I’d even be able to make it to do TV this week. However, I did make it to the show. I found out that I’d be wrestling Chris Benoit and then had to make a decision, call in sick or try and tough it out. Calling in sick . . . . not my style. I vomitted a total of 3 times in the 2 hours leading up to my match and I was really just physically drained as I was standing at the curtain. I remember Johnny Ace and Dean Malenko both asking me was I ok, I shook my head yes, but my body was saying, “Wtf?” :):) Anyway, I did the match. It might not be the performance of my life, but I gave it everything I had. Not to mention, I took a knee to the head that almosted ended my night on contact! LOL Later, I got to the back, tried drinking a Gatorade, threw that up as well, threw up twice more and was finally done with the “being sick” portion of my evening. My partners in crime, the CCB, took damn good care of me. I love my friends and my world is a brighter place because of them. 🙂 Now strangely enough but not surprisingly at all, this story didn’t make any of the wrestling news websites. I guess making wrestling or wrestlers (especially me) look good is something they don’t like to do much anymore, there’s no “HITS” off of good news ya know? 🙂 It boggles my mind when I think about how much exposure these “enemies of pro-wrestling” get off of pro-wrestling websites. How many years have I been on the net giving countless hours of myself to my fans? How many hosiptals and schools have I visited to help under priviledged kids and wounded soldiers? How much money have I donated to various charities for no other reason than to help. All of these things are neglected by these websites yet they all jumped on this story just to drum up attention. Makes me wonder if this BLOG will receive as many posts?
With that being said, I want to thank from the bottom of my heart all the support from my friends and family since this debacle started. My “inner circle” stays tight! Surprisingly, even the MySpace crowd has been, I’d say . . . 97% positive. I think my personality comes thru on my page and this attempt to villify me has thankfully fallen on a lot of deaf ears. To the 3% or so that have said bad things to or about me regarding this issue whether here or in some other forum, hey, it’s all cool. You can’t hurt me, cuz you mean nothing to me.
Thanks again to everyone that’s supported me, I love you all. Now forget all this bullshit and go have some fun!
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