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An Ending [Jun. 1st, 2009|10:58 am]
[mood |angryangry]
[music |"Over Now" - Alice In Chains]

Nearly a third of my life. That's how long I've been a professional wrestler.

I've had a lot of highlights and lowlights on the path. I honestly can't imagine me *not* being a wrestler. Sadly, now I have to do just that.

June 13th will be my final match.

I'm not happy about this. I'm not walking away because it was my choice. Instead, a non-wrestling related injury (which was already surgically repaired once) is taking this decision out of my hands. I'll be having two more procedures performed on my foot, and when those are completed, I'll no longer be able to perform as a professional wrestler - in fact, I'll be limited pretty much to walking from that point forward. If I elect not to have the procedures done, the bones of my ankle will basically collapse upon themselves, and that will require even more surgery and greater limitations afterwards.

I hate this. I'm incredibly angry about the entire situation, and I'd like to apologize in advance if I seem ill-tempered, short fused or frustrated. I'm trying to watch out for it, but it still sneaks up on me here and there.

That said, all of you who have ever said you want to see one of my shows? This is it. June 13th.

WWC No Escape 2009
Saturday June 13, 2009
@The Municipal Building
99 Main Cross Street
Aberdeen, OH 45101
Show Time: 7pm
Admission: $12 front row reserved, $10 general, $8 presale

Hopefully, I'll see most of you there.

[User Picture]From: daemonnoire
2009-06-01 03:03 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I wish I could be there. And if you ever need someone to talk to, just call.
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[User Picture]From: monkeegoth
2009-06-01 04:10 pm (UTC)
It would be awesome to see you there - however, I fully understand that a lot of my friend base are way too far away to make it happen.

It's one of the perils of knowing awesome people across the US. :(
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[User Picture]From: mr_sarcasm
2009-06-01 03:05 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Aw dude, that sucks. Call me if you need to vent
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[User Picture]From: monkeegoth
2009-06-01 04:09 pm (UTC)
The vent line? You're gleefully opening pandora's box, you know that? :)
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[User Picture]From: mr_sarcasm
2009-06-01 04:24 pm (UTC)
If that's what it takes to get a phone call from you!

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[User Picture]From: eddyfate
2009-06-01 03:19 pm (UTC)
Already told work that I needed the time off. I might have to work on my laptop during the weekend to catch up, but otherwise I'm there. Are you face or heel now?
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[User Picture]From: monkeegoth
2009-06-01 03:23 pm (UTC)
Face. They love me in Ohio right now. Of course, they *started* cheering me as a heel, which is what led to the entire face run... ;)
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[User Picture]From: eddyfate
2009-06-01 03:24 pm (UTC)
So, Ric Byrne face, right? Not Ooga Booga? Have to make sure I get any signs and the like right. :)
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[User Picture]From: monkeegoth
2009-06-01 04:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Ooga stays in central Ohio. :) Byrne is pretty much everywhere else.
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[User Picture]From: b_daniels
2009-06-02 01:58 am (UTC)
I can't even pretend to appreciate how tough this as to be for you, I know how much you've loved wrestling all these years and to have it cut short for a non-ring injury like that... i'm so sorry.

By all means be as short fuse as you like.

Is there anyway to stay involved in a non-ring capacity? I'm clearly showing my ignorance here, but maybe a shift in roles can take some of the sting off?
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[User Picture]From: fallentyrant
2009-06-03 04:56 am (UTC)


Well, all I can say is that I'll be praying for you and I hope your last match goes well. I'm sad to hear that you'll be forced to retire and I know it's not easy to lose the thing that you're most passionate about. Here's to hoping that you can find something new when it's gone.
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[User Picture]From: supercannuck
2009-06-03 01:43 pm (UTC)
Brother, you know no matter what I am there.

You8 need someone to yell at scream at reminise with, or just generally get things off your chest, contact me bro.

Due to a retarded work schedule I can't be there, but in the end I'm there in spirit if not in body.
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[User Picture]From: coffeewench69
2009-06-12 07:45 pm (UTC)
Don't have a vehicle so we can't make it but this sucks. And not even due to a ring injury. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: ldyalia
2009-06-12 09:48 pm (UTC)
I want to be there, but my art gallery business is setting up at the Pagan Picnic. I had already paid for the setup when I found out about this.

I have sent my best wishes with someone who is attending. Fight well and hugs from me.
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[User Picture]From: romeosolo
2009-06-13 05:17 am (UTC)
Ric, if I could be there, I definately would.

I understand why you're stopping, I wish there was another option.

Go out with a bang! Take three other guys with you ;-).
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[User Picture]From: pingback_bot
2010-12-30 02:43 pm (UTC)

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