Marty Jannetty and the 1-2-3 Kid, can I ask you a quick question? Are you guys the type who are flattered,
or the type that get upset when you hear younger people say to you: "OMG, I grew up watching you on TV!"
I mean, it seems like 20 years ago, we'd watch you guys every Monday night, then we'd rent every
Coliseum Home Video from Blockbuster featuring you dudes!
Wait a minute.
That was 20 years ago!
The very first wrestling card Nick and I ever attended back in 1995, in our hometown of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, featured
the 1-2-3 Kid. Dude, you dazzled us. We'd never seen anyone fly from the top rope like you! You WERE awesome!
And Marty, we had your Hasbro figure, your Rockers t-shirt and we even grew our hair long, so we could look
just like you! You WERE the greatest tag team wrestler Nick and I had ever seen.
Now guys, the CAPS LOCK button wasn't jammed when I kept using the word "WERE" in that last paragraph. I really
wanted to emphasize the fact that your glory days are in the past. This is 2012. Your best days are certainly
Let's talk about the Young Bucks: a handsome tag team, currently living their best days. A couple of guys who took what you guys did,
decades ago, in the ring, and we do it 10 times better. We walk,
talk and fly better than you two ever did. We always have the best match on the card, and we have the coolest moves.
Movez*. If we had been on the circuit in your era, we would have taken your spot, taken your belts, and taken your money.
And, we've always been great...but 2012 has been an unreal year for us. We've hit our stride and have become
legitimate rockstars here at CHIKARA. Since taking the tag team titles hostage back at "Chikarasaurus Rex,"
we've been absolutely untouchable. No one can stop us. We are the hottest thing in pro-wrestling today.
Emphasis on TODAY.
On December 2nd, live at "Under The Hood," we'll hit that stage, strutting, chewing gum obnoxiously, and
playing air guitar, like we always do. The bell will then ring, and we'll show the world why we're tag team
specialists, super kicking people's faces into oblivion. We'll eventually hit "More Bang For Your Buck," and
proudly defend these titles once again. Yes, you two taught us a lot. Marty passed his tag team knowledge onto us.
He gave us the training we needed to become the hottest tag team in all of pro-wrestling. And Sean Waltman looked
out for us more times than I can count. I haven't forgotten Orlando, as much as I'd like to, Sean.
Marty and the 1-2-3 Kid...a long, long time ago, you guys were the stars. But now, we wear the tassels
and the bandanas. This is now OUR world. You think you can beat us, and take our titles? Not even on your best day.
And December 2nd in Philadelphia won't be your best day - it will be ours. That's when the history books will
show that the Young Bucks put an end to your legendary careers.