It’s funny, I’m ending with the same shoddy banner with which I started out. Guys and gals, the time has come for me to end my posting tenure. I can’t really specify one good reason, it could be the downswing of wrestling in general, lack of motivation, my last post was really shitty, etc. etc. I’ve been doing this thing for quite a while now, a little over 4 years. I remember when Barbwire Mike used to be a posting machine at WU. I remember the Sickboy/Rock fiasco and how it put that site on the map, I unfortunately remember the time Mob stuck a Mountain Dew Code Red bottle up his asshole when the drink was first introduced. And he might not admit it, but I remember when a certain Mr. Monday Night started posting his sarcastic and humorous wit on our forum. Those things aren’t even the tip of the iceberg of all the memories I have.
I don’t want this to end up all melodramatic, because in all probability I hope to be back one of these days, maybe when I have a book to shill or something. Let me just cut to the chase and get to the cliché part of every ‘retirement’ post, the “Thank You” list:
Thanks to Adam, you gave me my first start at EW, thanks for having faith in me.
Thanks to Barbwire Mike, for allowing me to post here at LW, also having faith in me, being our “Optimus Prime”, and teaching me the art of “shilling.”
Thanks to SBA, who had a hand in hiring me before the split. I’ll be looking for more inflatable penguin Negro posts at TRL on occasion.
Thanks to samoth, who gave me a good referral. You bring happy face to me.
Thanks to MMN, for the tremendous work on the website, and bringing a new attitude here when you debuted, go post already!
Thanks to NormanB, the originator and master of the picture post, you created the art, I just carried on the tradition, keep on posting the funny.
Thanks to Gonz, we go way back to EW, good times, keep those heated debates up on the forums.
Thanks to FSB, who always said I was one of his favorites.
Thanks to RoughKut, Tommy, and Shaun, you guys need to take over where I left off, start posting more!
Thanks to DeadHebner, I never called you OLD, well until now. :)
Thanks to Spiffy (for giving me good fodder for a couple of posts, hope you find yourself a push in Jarrettland), Viceroy Patterson (for the laughs), Jun Bakon, Sherlock, TUS, Sexten Effect (Nash’s Sacrifice=Classic), C. England, The Anathema, Chris Douvalas, Sheep, Pi, Hooper, Rastaman, King Mob, Mandy (e-mail me), VAN (don’t impersonate Mandy and e-mail me), Cobb, Oroshi, Sickboy, Scotsman, WDB wherever you may be, and HHH for holding this post down if I have forgotten to thank anyone. Please e-mail me and take out your frustrations in a verbal assault.
And finally, thank me for finally ending this long thank you list that seemed nearly as long as Jericho’s list of 1004 holds. I was just killing some time to let all these retrospective pictures load down below, heh. Sit back, put on Louie Armstrong’s “Wonderful World” on your mp3 player, and enjoy:
That’s a wrap. I’ll leave you with the words of Mick Foley and Frosty the Snowman: “I’ll say goodbye, but don’t you cry, I’ll be back again someday….”