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Demise, Mass Taking pictures – WTF

Initially, I had completely different concepts for this weblog submit:

-The brand new film about lucha libre legend, Cassandro that I watched a couple of weeks in the past.
-My journey again to Florida and my deliberate route/adventures alongside the way in which.
-The sudden passing of W4H big, Tank. 

Sadly, issues are slightly wild in Northern New England and extra particularly the place I am at in Maine. 

On Wednesday, I used to be hanging with a gaggle of wrestling buddies together with Jonny Firestorm and Sgt. Stiff within the Portland space. We had gathered to perform a little screening of my wacky wrestling film and host a dressing up contest. 

After viewing the wrestling film, one of many bartenders whispered to my buddy about an energetic shoot about 25 miles away. In Maine, a mile is a couple of minute drive – give or take. To not decrease the state of affairs however at first listening to of this, I believed it was a small, remoted out-of-the-norm 1 or 2 particular person incident and though tragic nothing too be overly involved about personally. 

It did not take lengthy for the knowledge to come back out that 15-20 folks had been killed and 30-50 folks had been injured. HOLY SHIT!

and WHAT THE FUCK??!!!

My buddy was anxious as he and his household lived close to the taking pictures…and much more regarding the place the gunman was headed accordingly to the information experiences. 

I believe when you find yourself native to an occasion the information travels quick and loosely. Not all of the statements that you simply hear or learn are true, however typically you hear issues earlier than the professionals let you already know.

We packed up the occasion then made the 80 mile drive again north – passing the exit that might lead just some miles to the place the incident was taking place. 

I am about 40-45 miles from Lewiston and I’ve buddies and acquaintances in that that neighborhood. In truth, Donnie Drake, Shannen Embry, Jaxton Wheeler & Jayden Mayne had been all residents in that group. I’ve truly filmed wrestling matches for the web site in that space and have wrestled professional indy matches within the metropolis.

As properly, I’ve some non-wrestling buddies in that space – considered one of which knew 4 of the victims personally.

Maine is a small group. I generally joke that – do not assume we all know all people in Maine, however sure we in all probability do.

I averted Fb Wednesday evening and Thursday. I’ve solely glanced at it at present. I am undecided if I am attempting to keep away from seeing stuff or what. Only a fast sign-on exhibits that Paul Hudson went to highschool with one of many victims. 

It is inevitable that I will know someone or know someone who is aware of someone who was a sufferer of this horrific non-sense. 

I used to be attempting to get my yard cleaned up whereas having fun with some irregular seasonal heat when 2 of my neighbors got here exterior to talk. One knew the supervisor of the restaurant and the opposite had recognized one of many victims in passing by way of work.

It has been an anxious couple of days and I am hoping they will discover the man (useless or alive) sooner somewhat than later.

Faculties, companies and occasions are all being canceled or closed. Tomorrow is meant to be the unofficial Trick-or-Deal with day however I believe that’ll be canceled or diminished considerably. A neighborhood professional wrestling occasion that I had deliberate on attending has been canceled. 

I am undecided what to say. 


So as to add to the oddness of life, I obtained a textual content from Tristan Baldwin (Aryx Quinn) with an obituary of bodybuilder Tank who seems on Wrestler4Hire. 

I wasn’t near Tank, however Tristan appeared to know him pretty properly. It is insane how rapidly life can come and go. How one can know someone of their prime then they’re gone.

Tank was positively a personality and it is unlucky his time was reduce quick. I am undecided what else to say.


I do not know if I’ve an ending that matches this submit. It is in all probability essentially the most tragic submit I’ve ever written. 

The summer season has closed up and I am heading again to hotter climates. I would prefer to cease for some matches, however I am in a bizarre temper. I could truck all of it the way in which to Tampa as rapidly as attainable. 

Life should go on, so I will put my head right down to proceed bettering this web site. I stay up for catching a couple of World Collection baseball video games which will probably be a pleasant distraction and let’s hope sooner or later all this chaos and craziness tones itself down.



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