It's your Director of Fun here, Wink Vavasseur, just popping in for a quick post responding to some concerns, comments and
criticisms that have been directed towards me recently. Just a reminder, wrestlers and staff, the comment boxes I've had installed
in all the locker rooms are fully operational and my inbox is always open; there's no need for us to be metaphorically airing out our
laundry in such a public forum.
There were a few statements you made in your most recent blog that really stood out to me, namely that the "stats don't lie" and
that the numbers clearly show that you are a team player. You are absolutely right. You are a "team player" in the truest sense:
while your solo averages are less than stellar, you excel at positively affecting the dynamic of a group. The fact that you
recognize this, I take that as a vote of confidence in the CHIKARAbermetrics program. I'm glad some people are starting to see
both the forest AND the trees! Don't worry, Sugar, I didn't get you twisted. Since you are such a team player, I'll take it
upon myself to set you up with a team. Let me run my numbers and get back to you.
You asked me how I can expect the reconstituted Swarm to gel and come together as they should at King of Trios? Well, duh! Obviously,
I don't expect the team to gel immediately! The '02 Oakland A's didn't have their 20-game winning streak right at the beginning of the
season, did they? They needed time to acclimate and grow into a cohesive unit. That's why I'm going to put Soldier Ant, deviANT and combatANT
into as many matches as I can before KOT. They'll be a well-oiled machine by the time they get to the big stage!
First, let me say that I appreciate your opinion. Despite the fact it's coming from someone who could graciously be described
as a glorified ticket-taker, I could never discount your opinion. I would never do that because, in CHIKARA, everyone's opinion
is respected, even yours. And you know what they say about opinions: everybody's got one...
Here's the thing, though. I take kindly to a lot of things in this world. There's a long, long list of things in this world I
take kindly towards. However, it would be an understatement to say I don't take too kindly to accusations that I'm not doing my
job correctly, implications that I don't know what I'm doing. You say I should be able to appreciate "something as simple as 'three points'"?
Oh, Lenny. Lenny, Lenny, Lenny... Condescension like this reminds me of how father used to talk to me. Ol' Connie V. always thought
of me as some kind of dumb dummy, talking down to me like this. Well, if I bristled at that kind of talk from a man with the social
and business pedigree of a Conrad Vavasseur, just imagine how I'm going to accept it coming from a lowly play-by-play announcer. I
won't stand for it! Nothing, Leonard, nothing can undo the damage that your words have done.
So, you have a problem with the way I'm stewarding the Grand Championship? Frankly, your denials aside, it sounds a lot like
Mr. Kingston is afraid to defend his title, and the two of you are trying to come up with some sort of technicality to make it
easier for him to hold onto that belt. It sounds an awful lot like collusion to me. But of course, I would never make that kind
of accusation, least of all in a public forum such as this...