Here we are again. A feeling I'm feeling for the 11th time. The end of a season. The time where we reflect on a year's
worth of hard work and company growth. Remembering incredible matches, and still feeling the adrenaline of those
sellout crowds in Chicago and New York City. The triumphant return of our longest-standing tradition, the Young Lions Cup.
A record-breaking King of Trios despite the odds. Discovering giant pockets of the CHIKARMY all over the country,
everywhere we go. We are riding that wave of momentum into the rapidly approaching "Under The
Hood." However, all is not well.
The varied successes of CHIKARA this year are a testament to the locker room and its passion. They're a testament
to the thousands of great fans we've performed in front of this year. They are not a testament to our "Director of
Fun." (If I were speaking I would have utilized air quotes there.)
Wink Vavasseur, I'm going to come out and say it. Do you consider yourself a wrestling fan? What "business acumen"
do you feel you possess that allows you to steer our ship? Did you have a WWF Wrestling Buddy as a child, or were
you the kid embroidering your own cufflinks in your elementary school arts and crafts? While vast pockets of our
society consider professional wrestling a joke, I can assure you that the men and women of CHIKARA do not. Appearing
in a ring, contributing to a group effort, being part of something unique that is loved the world over...these
are things we all take seriously. Especially Turtle.
Wink, if you released a greatest hits album, it would be a blank CD. Let's review, shall we? You let a group of
invaders with a chip on their shoulder called GEKIDO waltz into the locker room, and tear our roster apart. You cave to many of their demands
without hesitation. Worse yet, you let that idiot Derek Sabato be their liaison? My right hand hasn't forgotten
what Sabato's jaw feels like, and the CHIKARA faithful haven't forgotten his attempts to ruin us just two years ago.
You break up the Colony, arguably the most popular trio in CHIKARA history, and pair them with their GEKIDO
counterparts? Are you mental? Get the net! You enter cobbled-together trios into the biggest, into the
most-watched pro-wrestling tournament
in the entire world, and blame it on a complicated mathematical system you have yet to produce any formula for?
Instead of embracing the talents of our Grand Champion, you make it a point to raise his ire at every opportunity. You
disrespect and belittle the man that represents us all to the world. We haven't forgotten his quest, and his
ultimate victory at the end of the "12 Large: Summit" in a match as emotional as any you will ever witness.
This is some Russo stuff, bro.
I had a substitute teacher once who tried to convince me that Yosemite National Park was pronounced "Yos-e-might".
You are that substitute teacher that the students can't take seriously, Wink.
Respect is earned, not given, and you
have yet to earn one-half of one iota of it. Leonard F. Chikarason always had the best interests of the fans - the
paying customers - in mind. That's how businesses grow. I might not have agreed with him, but at least Dieter had
an obvious plan! How you got this job - how you keep this job - is beyond me. The best thing you could do to close
out Season 11 is UNDO all the arbitrary and absurd changes you've made this year.
Do you make decisions by throwing darts at balloons on a cork board? Is that haircut really worth
the $300 you pay for it? Is your daddy proud of you? Do you even have any friends? How many rhetorical questions
can I ask in a row?
Wink, while your "methods" are confusing, the solution is not. It's time to cut the head off of the bumbling snake.
I'll start the impeachment petition, and print the campaign signs myself: "Anyone But Wink in 2013."