Kinda coming to the conclusion that the "F" in F.I.S.T. doesn't stand for "friendly." Not in interviews, not when I accompany you guys,
and DEFINITELY not when we wrestle together. I mean seriously, we're lookin' like when the Heat first formed with D-Wade, Lebron, and Bosh.
Strong players NOT reading the same playbook.
I'm not a fan of HOW this came together, which seems to be a running gag with anyone dealing with Chikarbermetrics, but I'm goin' to
infinity and beyond to make this version of F.I.S.T. (NOW WITH 100% MORE CHOCOLATE~!) on an poppin'! However, like any good relationship,
it's about give and take.
And by GIVE I don't mean giving me reason to worry about interference in my matches with certain legendary figures from the World Wrestling
Federation (HEY TATANKA! Thanks for the welts!) giving me verbal beatdowns after my matches, and giving me guilt to shoulder when I become an
accessory to putting out two of the strongest teams in the Trios tournament this year: Team Osaka Pro and Team JWP.
By TAKE I don't mean taking away my voice when we have interviews. Taking away my interaction with my people; those same people showing
massive love wherever Slam McNasty goes. And above all, taking away what I stand for so you can replace it with something I never asked for.
You guys laid your game down flat when you told me that you expect me to cheat. Chuck, you made that VERY clear when I sat defeated
on Night 2 of King of Trios. I'm not gonna lie; it gave me a lot to think about. I thought about every loss I've personally carried
lately. Jakob using the ref to distract me. Shard using the ropes. Ophidian's mist before the bell even rang. I'm telling kids to work
hard and stay true, but it's MY shoulders that keep finding the mat. I even put a stop to F.I.S.T. personally when Tatanka was in
danger and my Good Samaritan award was the "End of the Trail." Nice guys don't just finish last, they don't even place it seems!
...now keep in mind, I used the past tense, "thought". What I "think" (present tense) is that they don't call me "Splenda" or "Sweet N' Low
Dunkerton." Because I'm not artificial. I'm 100% real in the feel. I don't cut corners (or anything really) in my hair, so that doesn't suit
me in life. Call me stupid, but I'd rather be an honorable loser. This version of F.I.S.T. could be the most talent rich, beloved squad
that's ever existed in CHIKARA's history. Seems you don't want that though. So it looks like we're on different sides of the baseline guys.
I rock your colors and symbol because I'm attempting to be a team player. I mince no words though.
I'd live on my knees before I stand for what you guys expect membership in F.I.S.T. to mean.
So I'm laying it out flat to my teammates. You like to cheat. I like to earn. Regardless, we all like to win. And if we can't get it together;
we all lose. ALL OF US. Windex couldn't make what I'm sayin' any clearer.