Itís your CHIKARA Director of Fun, here, Wink Vavasseur! I thought Iíd pop in and give you all a quick post-KOT update.
First of all, let me say how interesting it was to meet so many of you this past weekend. King of Trios 2011 was such
a successful event, and much of the credit goes to you guys, the fans. Of course, I suppose, a lot of credit goes
to the incredibly talented wrestlers, too. And, though Iím a very modest person, Iíd be remiss to not expect a bit
of the credit to go to me. So, credit all around! And a special note to everyone who had their picture taken
with me: if I blinked in your photo, just remember that a blink is like two WINKs for the price of one! Ha!
Also, please send a copy of your picture to me at VavasseurW@gmail.com. Iíve got a wall of pictures in my
office of me posing with celebrities, titans of industry, and world dignitaries. Iím setting aside a spot
for the best KOT picture, right between a photo of me with Gary Trudeau (I inspired a ďDoonesburyĒ character,
a floating, talking lawn chair; that guyís weird) and a photo of me with Lee Iacocca.
Alright, thatís all for now, gang! ...Oh, wait, I almost totally forgot about the reason I started writing this in
the first place...the results of the voting that took place! Well, all the votes have been collected,
tabulated and re-counted (no hanging chads, trust me!), and here are the results:
5 = Claudio Castagnoli
3 = Jigsaw
2 = Hallowicked
2 = Amasis
2 = Mike Quackenbush
2 = Fire Ant
2 = Eddie Kingston
2 = Sara Del Rey
2 = Icarus
2 = UltraMantis Black
2 = Brodie Lee
2 = Vin Gerard
1 = Scott Parker
1 = Shane Matthews
1 = Daizee Haze
1 = Sinn Bodhi
1 = Obariyon
1 = Kodama
1 = Dasher Hatfield
1 = Sugar Dunkerton
1 = Soldier Ant
1 = Ice Cream, Jr.
1 = El Hijo del Ice Cream
So, let me reveal my plan. What Iíve come up
with gets a little complicated, so please bear with me. Iíve devised a tournament where the top twelve vote-getters
will be divided up into two blocks of round robin-style match-ups. The tournament will begin on May 21st in Easton, PA.
There are more details to follow, but I really need a few days off to rest after tabulating the votes and brainstorming.
Now, to all the wrestlers vying for the top spot, I offer up these words of encouragement, words of inspiration,
words of poetry once sung by a legend:
I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
You're gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud
It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
Itís my life
Good luck to each and every one of you, and may the best competitor win! As always, send questions,
comments, concerns and compliments to: VavasseurW@gmail.com.
Remember, I read every e-mail!*
*My assistant reads every email.