Hello, everyone again.....it's your favorite Monster Abyss coming to you this week from my yard time out in general population. They let me sit outside today and write to you on my blog. It's my favorite time of the week because I get to share all my thoughts with you. It's also my favorite time of the year because Slamiversary is upon us. It's TNA Wrestling's seven year anniversary! I cannot believe it's been seven years.
I have been with TNA since its inception and to see the growth of the greatest wrestling company ever is, in one word, awesome! I have decided to make my blog about the anniversary and key events which I think have shaped TNA and assisted TNA in becoming the greatest wrestling company ever. It's been an exhilarating and fun time being one of the TNA originals and it's something that I take GREAT pride in.
I look back and remember the Asylum in Nashville, the birthplace of TNA Wrestling. It was also the birthplace of Abyss. Do you remember how I was discovered in the Asylum??? I was living under the stairwell in a remote part of the Asylum. Kid Kash orchestrated my arrival and discovery by bringing me cookies and milk and leaving them for me under the stairs. I had never had anyone give me attention like that, which is why I decided to be Kid Kash's friend at the time. Little did I know what a bad person and small-minded man I had teamed up with. I soon realized he was not good for me and I decided to rid myself of him on a live pay-per-view event. That was exciting. That was when I was a free man and not caught up in all these psychiatric problems.
The Asylum holds many great memories for me. So many, in fact, that it is hard to remember them all. But there are a few that stand out in my head. First, was my very first time ever wrestling in TNA and in the Asylum. I was wrestling against Julio Dinero with Alexis Laree as his manager. Alexis would go on to become Mickey James. I can remember the feeling I had when I was walking to the ring. I was nervous but so excited to have finally arrived in TNA Wrestling. I remember the fans being wild and taking an immediate liking to me. It was a fun night.
I remember the time that Sting made his debut in TNA Wrestling at the Asylum. I had met the icon while we were filming his autobiographical movie and gotten to know him. We instantly got along and that was a huge honor for me. To see the icon Sting in TNA was just one thing that made me realize that TNA Wrestling had arrived and that we were going to grow this company ALL together into what it is today and will be tomorrow.