It's the journey that matters! The good times, the loved ones and the true friends. We don't need to live for something else, just for the experience. Follow that dream you had when you were young, that element that brought happiness, excitement, and creativity into your life. I will never regret following the dream I always had as long as I can remember- to be a Professional Wrestler. It's brought me everything I could ever need while at the same time many negative elements to learn from.
Life is what you make of it. Nothing more, and nothing less. Everyone has gut instincts and we all know deep down what is right and what is wrong. I've learned to follow those instincts in certain situations, and accept responsibility for my own actions. At some point we all should come to the realization that we each create our own unique life experience. Negative, positive, it doesn't matter which, it's two sides of the same coin. It all lies within ourselves and the choices we make. And we always have a choice.
2 years ago, my partner and I got an offer to wrestle for New Japan Pro Wrestling at the Tokyo Dome. When people ask me what the biggest crowd I've ever performed in front of is, it's this particular show. We wrestled No Limit, Naito and Yujiro, who were/are destined to become top players over there. They'd become rivals of ours, as well as friends. However, this may be one of my most painful matches. Sprained neck, broken nose, bad back. Cool, man. The most surreal part was wrestling in front of that many people. I honestly don't know how many it was. Tens of thousands. Maybe 40k? Something like that? We'd wrestled in Japan plenty before, but keep in mind, in Japan, there's several different companies. Fans generally just follow a company or two, so outsiders aren't generally well known. I'd like to think we had a good match and at least won some people over, but wrestling in front of such a huge crowd is almost like wrestling in front of an oil painting that feels like it's miles away. It was awesome, and I love New Japan Pro Wrestling.
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