"If you're going to do this, give it everything you got. Learn from your mistakes. Strive to be the best."
These are the very words of advice my father gave to me as he was driving me to my first pro-wrestling training class on February 16,
2001. It's a day that I will always remember. It was a day that changed my life.
That was the day that I started my venture into this crazy world of professional wrestling. In my 11 years of being around this
great sport I've met a lot of incredible people. I've had the opportunity to travel the world doing what I love the most. But most
importantly, I've been blessed with the chance to share my passion with so many others who love professional wrestling as much as I
do. It still blows my mind that I can entertain someone, make them laugh or help them forget about the troubles of real life for a
few mintues. I understand it though, because it's the same for me or any other wrestler when we are in that ring. Nothing in the
world matters other than those few moments that we are all sharing together. It's quite romantic when you think about it.
I'm sitting here in front of my computer not as "Jagged" the wrestler, but as Scott Parker, the person, thinking about
how much this upcoming title match in Toronto means to me. It means everything. It's a tad cliche, but it's true.
I've been fortunate enough to be able to do a lot of amazing things in my life, but there is one thing I have never been able to do.
I've never been able to look at myself and honestly say that I was the best at something. On March 24th I have that chance. To go to
the ring, give everything I have for the fans, my dad, my tag team partner, and most importantly, for myself. I have a chance to hold something
real in my hands. A gold belt, a trophy, a symbol that signifies for one defining moment, I am truly considered the best at
I've been close before. On September 18th, 2010, Shane and I were only three seconds away from defeating the champions,
Ares & Claudio of the BDK. Three seconds away from being the best. But we failed. That loss taught me a lot about who I was not just
as a wrestler, but as a person...and it took a piece of me with it.
I don't know if I can handle a loss of that magnitude again.
I want to win the Campeonatos de Parejas. We need to win... WE HAVE to win...
If we don't, I'm not sure what the future has in store for 3.0.