It's your trusty Director of Fun here, Wink Vavasseur! Before I get to my first order of business, just a few
updates since my last blogpost: let me say that the response to my call for a CHIKARA fan nickname was eye-opening,
to say the least. As it turns out, there has been a name all along: The CHIKARMY! Well, now I know. (Personally,
I was partial to "CHIKARGONAUTS", but that's just me.)
Now, on to the business at hand; first, allow me to address a plea that has been directed at me. Madison
Eagles, that consistent presence of Season 10, has declared her worthiness for inclusion in the roster-only
voting for CHIKARA's first champion. Due to her persistence and performance, I'm going to approve her eligibility.
I mean, an all-American name like Madison Eagles just screams "championer of democracy," right? Also, seeing her
wrestle at so many events, I kind of just assumed she was already on the roster. So, Mz. Eagles, consider yourself
added to my spreadsheet. Good luck voting!
Similarly, there's another character I was shocked to hear from. More than shocked, I was SHELL-shocked!
So, I say, what the SHELL - (sorry, let's keep this family-friendly) - what the SHECK, let's give him a vote! And also,
let's go ahead and...whoops, I thought I had another turtle pun ready there, but I lost it...anyway, I'm talking about
Steven Weiner. He gets a vote, too. But that's it! Enough begging! The next thing you know, Leonard is going to want a
vote and that's where I draw the line.
To bring all you fans and wrestlers up to speed on the timeline of things, let me reiterate that
the roster's votes will be gathered before or during the King of Trios tournament on April 15th, 16th & 17th,
and that will be that.
I will not be granting any deadline extensions; I'm not the IRS! Also, just a reminder, make sure to file your
taxes by Friday, April 15th (incidentally, the first day of King of Trios.) It's an easy-to-remember date!
An odd occurrence has been happening over the past week or so; I've been getting a flurry of text messages in what
appears to be a foreign language. At first, of course, I assumed it was from
one of my many international business clients (I've mentioned I'm an internationally-renowned business guru, right?)
Upon further inspection, they turned out to be a series of complaints from a Mr. Hammermeier. It seems Jakob is claiming
some misdoings by Green Ant. At first, I assumed Jakob was GREEN with envy! Ha! But, as a self-proclaimed Defender of
Fairness, I decided to grant him the possibility and I reviewed the recent CHIKARA DVD footage. As much as it pains me to side with our
German-speaking announcer-turned-wrestler, I'm forced to agree that, yes, the surgically-implanted metal in Green Ant's
arm does give him an unfair advantage. I'm not saying he was cheating and I will not be overturning any match outcomes, but,
going forward, Green Ant must wear some sort of pad over that part of his arm.
Again, as always, if you have any compliments, complaints, suggestions or notes you want to pass along to me,
you can send me an e-mail at: VavasseurW@gmail.com.
Remember, I read every e-mail!*
*My assistant reads every email.