Saturday, September 17, 2011
Well, he arrived in town and he sent me his phone number, so I called him. As soon as we spoke I realized that this was a guy I wrestled many years ago. He used to live in my area, had mats. In fact, he was the absolutely first guy I ever wrestled off of Globalfight.com. The bad news is that when I wrestled him oh-so-many years ago, he actually hurt me pretty bad.
I have only rarely been hurt wrestling a guy. Sometimes I've gotten an elbow to the eye or a knee to the head. Once or twice I've come close to spraining a finger, a toe, or a thumb. But that guy got me in a body scissors and just did not know when to stop. Even as I tapped out.
So, here I am, years later and he wants to wrestle me again. Should I wrestle him?
I can't decide.
I've spoken on this blog several times about having a spider-sense about whether you should wrestle a guy or not, and I have to admit my spider-sense is tingling (Marvel Comics, 'nuff said). But I feel like I'm a far better wrestler than I was then, and I also feel that if I speak to him, plainly, about my misgivings before we wrestle, I can figure out if he's a danger or not.
So, essentially, I'm saying that I'm going to violate my own rule.
Why? That's a good question. I guess I really want to wrestle, and I want to see if I am better able to handle this guy this time around. I just hope I'm not making some awful mistake.
I guess I'll let you know. And if I never post again, you'll know that he killed me. (Kidding!)