training for the ring


I am out of time.  My training has come to an end as my wrestling debut on September 1, 2018 is imminent.  What have I learned?

Instead of going over the minor parts of my week, I am going to take the opportunity to tell you what I have learned about professional wrestling.

Me at So Cal Pro Wrestling in San Marcos!

Firstly, I can tell you that it takes a lot more stamina and cardio strength than you believe.  A lot of fans talk about the few big moments from a match without talking about the minutes between those moments.  These guys get chances to breathe, however, they are performing for 20 to 30 minutes at a time.

Additionally, while a lot of people give thought to how someone performs a move, not a lot of people know how much work is done by those people taking a move.  A simple body slam requires the person being lifted to plant his hands correctly to make the move smooth for the viewers.

Moreover, to get full cooperation during a match requires a level of pre-planning and a lot of communication during a match.  These guys are talking a lot during matches in subtle ways and queues.  This is the thing I worry the most about in my own match.  I don’t have a lot of experience for these queues.  I’m going to have to pay a lot of attention to make sure I don’t miss something that could be a big spot in the match.

Finally, I have had my costume cleaned.  I have packed my bags for the plane, and I have learned suplexes, slams, elbow drops, and bumps.  My trainers at So Cal Pro Wrestling think I’ve come a good way in a short time.  I just want to live up to their expectations.  Everyone should feel like the match was good both inside the ring and outside.

On Saturday, September 1, you can watch the entire show, SPW & CWF: BLKOUT Conquest/Cosplay & Bodyslams starting at 6:30 p.m. PST at this link.  Check it out and let me know how I did.

Meanwhile, promo videos for the event have started to appear.  I had to share one with the BLKOUT Champion of the Cosplay Wrestling Federation, Skeletor!

In the meantime, please feel free to read our latest comic reviews and our comic book podcast, the Part-Time Henchmen!