Hitting the wall

Posted: April 14, 2014 in Professional Wrestling
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Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.  That’s life.  But then, sometimes you lose again.  And again.  And then you start taking stock of what exactly the problem is, because if you don’t stop the downward spiral, you will end up hitting the proverbial wall.

This past weekend at FCF Wrestling’s Jatkosota 2014 event in Helsinki, I teamed with Sly Sebastian and Kristian Kurki to face the trio of FCF champion Heimo Ukonselkä, Stark Adder and Ricky Vendetta.  Sly and Kurki had upset Adder and Vendetta a month back, translating into the biggest win so far for Sly Sebastian in particular, as he managed to eek out a pin over mat veteran Stark Adder in that tag match.  Now, Adder and Vendetta had upped the ante and challenged Kurki and Sly to another match.  Only this time, it would be a six-man rumble at Jatkosota.

Catching Ricky Vendetta in the Gory Special (photo by Marko Simonen)

Catching Ricky Vendetta in the Gory Special (photo by Marko Simonen)

I ended up eating the pin in that match from this past weekend, after Ricky Vendetta managed to hit me with his finisher, but only following an assist from the outside ring apron from Ukonselkä, who blasted me behind the ear with a forearm smash as I hit the ropes.

Heimo Ukonselkä flails away at me (photo by Marko Simonen)

Heimo Ukonselkä flails away at me (photo by Marko Simonen)

After losing both the WNC title to Belgium’s Bernard Vandamme and the BWA title to Valentine last month, I really hit the wall.  Now, I took another loss, which I have to admit, stings.  I really cannot afford to get sucked into the negative downward spiral, and courtesy of Ukonselkä’s timely assist, Ricky Vendetta scored the biggest win of his young career a couple of nights ago.  That is a wrong that I am going to be forced to rectify.  Were it a straight-up contest, I could say the better man won.  Now, all I can say is, the numbers game caught up with me.  No excuses, only the facts.

Intense action! (photo by Marko Simonen)

Intense action! (photo by Marko Simonen)

Ricky Vendetta tried making his mark against me once already, back at the end of 2012.  He failed in spades, and now, I guess he has found a reason to finally gloat at my expense.  It must feel pretty sweet for him.

Sly Sebastian and Kristian Kurki help me to my feet after the bout (photo by Marko Simonen)

Sly Sebastian and Kristian Kurki help me to my feet after the bout (photo by Marko Simonen)

Savor the taste, son.  It won’t last long, because I am going to kick it out of your mouth, that you can count on.

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