Ah, deviANT. Treading the fine line between pathetic and funny. Do you know the expression "an eye for an eye?" It's
a simple concept that dates back about 3,800 years. It's not something I invented. It's the notion that for every
wrong done there should be a compensating measure of justice. Not everyone agrees with this principle. Not everyone
feels this type of justice is truly just.
I spent a long time feeling like all my actions needed to be justified to everyone, everywhere. When you are
the face of a team, an organization, a movement...you have that kind of accountability. You know where that
got me? Nowhere. Because it isn't possible. Aspiring to that is a path to madness. Well I don't have to justify
myself to you, or to Sabato or to anyone else.
This weekend, I have you and The Shard in one place, at one time. And you made the tally very clear in your blog:
Two careers, one wrist, one leg. You say you got the message? Let's be certain.
GEKIDO came to CHIKARA to expose something "dark" about us. And along the way, they ended the careers of a
promising young rookie, and a beloved veteran from our maiden voyage. They broke the bones, tore the connective
tissues, and put both Fire Ant and I on the shelf. You sent your message, GEKIDO. But putting us down is not the same
as taking us out.
People like the GEKIDO need to be made an example of. Or the next group that comes along thinking we are ripe for the
picking will do even more damage. You ended two careers, GEKIDO. Now, so have I. But the scales are not yet balanced.
This weekend, I will put things back into balance, and I don't care if that means losing a decision of having a match
thrown out or being suspended from the roster. I'm sorry, Jigsaw. If there's a price to pay for protecting what we've
built, I will be the one to pay it. These men that want to show the world something dark about us? I am going to
show them the darkness.
You asked fans to tweet about your blog, deviANT. Now I will ask you to tweet me. I'm @MikeQuackenbush. Just tell
me which you prefer: wrist or leg. I'll oblige you in Cleveland. Unless I get to The Shard before I get to you.