You Win Some, You Lose Some

July 21, 2010

The Motor City Machine Guns share the feeling of winning the TNA tag team title and losing power.Chris Sabin

Finally, after four years as a team this past Sunday night at Victory Road The Motor City Machine Guns have become for the first time ever, the TNA tag team champions! It was a hard fought 20 minute battle and one of the greatest moments I've ever had inside a wrestling ring.

One of my favorite things about pro wrestling has always been the energy that translates through the crowd, through the wrestlers, and through those watching when something special is taking place. For myself this past Sunday was one of those moments. Alex and I have been through trials and tribulations and constantly have tested ourselves as a team and individually as well.

The moment the third count hit the energy of the crowd instantly gave me the energy to celebrate and enjoy the moment. Thank you to all the fans that believe in Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley.

But the battle has just begun. We will prove ourselves fighting champions. A best three out of five series with Beer Money is about to begin. We have waited for this chance to prove we are the best team in the world, and we will not fail.

Alex Shelley

Power. Today, I'm in rough shape. I've had some incredibly brutal matches this week, and due to how busy things are, a minimal amount of sleep. The last thing I need is the power to go out again.

I'm bothered by two things more than anything. Uncomfortable heat, and not being able to find things when I need them. A month ago, the power went out, and both of these things happened to me in spades.

Picture your hero playing video games and drinking beer in a cool finished basement. Picture that same basement, but now, the beer isn't so cold. Neither's the basement. And there are no video games. There's only darkness. I had to stumble around the house looking for candles, and even after I found them, I realized that there was nothing to do. Normally, I try to make sure I'm always doing SOMETHING. Working out, laundry, homework, music, reading, drawing, emailing, whatever. Man, the gym was closed, the computer ran out of power, I couldn't watch TV, and reading was a stretch because candlelight isn't the most forgiving on bad eyes.

Right now, there's a storm outside. All I want to do is to relax and read my Akira collected works in peace in an air conditioned room with a bright light.

It's amazing how I still enjoy the exact same things I did 15 years ago. It's amazing that lack of electricity can still take them away.