All those years ago, we came up with a name for ourselves. We dubbed ourselves "1 cc." Later we would be rebranded, given a name to isolate
us from our peers, embellish our titles, and distinguish us from those who would follow. We are CHIKARA's Gen-1.
I am a CHIKARA Gen-1 original.
A moniker I've earned through hard-work, determination, heartache, skill, all with a sprinkle of luck and stubbornness.
There is a definite sense of pride that comes with being one of the originals. Pride that will keep my head high when I walk into the ring
to face a fellow Gen-1 original on June 2nd. But there is a title more coveted than being of the first generation of CHIKARA stars.
A title more prized than being an original. The title of CHIKARA Grand Champion.
This is without a doubt the most important match of my entire life. Now more than ever, I need someone in my corner. Someone to coach and
counsel, someone to help me keep my focus. Who can I count on?
Well, I'll tell you who I can't count on. I can't count on Sugar Dunkerton. Why? Because of you, Wink Vavasseur. Things were finally
starting to click. Was it a perfect alliance? No. But I guess we won't ever get to that point now. It's on you, Wink, that I don't have
an ally to turn to, I have no one to watch my back now.
Now I stand alone. A man in need of a friend, an idol, a hero. So it is here, through this medium, that I will make my plea. A plea not
just for the man in me, but for the boy as well. The boy who suffered from ridicule and rejection
in school, and yet was given hope by a hero who would always rise up, again and again, no matter how many times life knocked him down.
Marty Jannetty. It would mean the world to me if you could be there at "Never Compromise." I know things have been rough for you of late.
I know the wars you've been through have really taken their toll on your body. The spotlight that should have been yours was passed to
less deserving wrestlers and I can't imagine how that might have undermined your self-confidence. But to me, Marty Jannetty, you are the
man. No adversity makes you quit. No injury puts you down. No backstage politics or real life crap derails you. Your spirit is indomitable.
On June 2nd, I need a little bit of that on my side. More than ever before in my life, I need that.