Thursday, March 15, 2012

Funkmaster V Splits with TXW


FUNKMASTER V LEAVES TXW
NEW ADVENTURES AWAIT



IDES OF MARCH 2012
FROM THE MOTHERSHIP: My return to the wrestling ring this year has had it's ups and downs. It started off with a bang. I debuted a new manager, the lovely and talented dancer: Sassy Frass. At TXW in January, I defeated my #2 rival of all time, Dwayne Windham in a good match that went back and forth and thrilled the fans. My return to TXW, along with Menace and Shawn Shultz and the rest of the young lads on the show, more than doubled the crowd from the month before. I won the TXW Youtube TV Title, being only the second man to ever have done such a thing, and as many guys have said, that belt is the "most over" and coveted strap in the area.

Some folks would quickly discard this, but I finished in a heavily participated online poll that suggested that I was in the top 16 most popular wrestlers in the area. I agree with Shawn Shultz in the fact that this was something of consequence... a tool to help you gauge how you are doing in the sport. To win it is better than to lose it? Right? Right. Considering that I was gone for 8 months when this poll took place, I was happy with the result. Next, I defended the belt against Conner Cruze and made him tap at a PACKED house in Sweetwater at EGO-PRO's War Games, and again, at Knoxville's TXW, they had a bigger house when I rolled up Maskerade for the 1-2-3 in Feburary... but that's when the year started to go haywire for me. I have no idea the reason, but suddenly, several behind the scenes guys were talking behind my back or telling me to my face, tons of critiques. I was getting so much of this that they all started to contradict themselves. It would be like someone saying "don't do this" and the next guy would say "do that". Or someone would critique something that would happen in my match, and the other guy would do that exact thing in his match. Its hard to understand really what was going on behind the scenes. After thinking about it until my thinker was sore, I concluded that I was having strong matches, the shows I were booked on were drawing bigger and bigger houses, and the fans were thrilled that I was back, and really... the only thing that mattered was that the fans were enjoying my matches. So in conclusion, as J-Mac and Shawn Streets would say, "Haterz Gonna Hate". I honestly try to listen to people that blazed the trail in this sport, but sometimes I wonder if some people have a friggin' clue, no matter how long they were in the business.

No matter what people think of me as a wrestler, there is one thing I know... that in and out of a wrestling ring, I know how to entertain a crowd. I have been doing that very thing as a comedian to a musician to a disc jockey and beyond for YEARS. I could justify myself on here and expose the business like everyone else does, but I'm not going to fuel the fire. In conclusion on this, I will just say that TXW and I have parted ways amicably. They even have retired the TXW Youtube TV Title and let me keep it "out of respect" for what I did for that company... which was a ton... but I appreciate the nod and the plesant public notice they posted on Facebook. They didn't do that for other people that deserved the same courtesy, but hey... it's still was a nice gesture. TXW gave me my start in pro wrestling, and most of my favorite sport moments happened in a TXW wrestling ring. It's kind of weird to wrestle for a place for three years, take 8 months off, and then come back for 2 matches and then leave again. Its kind of like an off again on again relationship with some old tart, but when its over, its over. After thinking about this, I concluded this was a positive move for my career, too. I hadn't been pinned or submitted at TXW since my cage match with Bob O Mac back in June of 2010. I was ranked as high as #3 in PWI, and for years (probably because of the TV show) several people considered me the face of the company... but did I ever get one TXW Heavyweight Title shot at TXW? ONE? Nope. I kept getting leapfrogged by folks like Dillinger and Tsunami Kid and Bobby Blassie and Bob O Mac and Ron Sexton and so on. Would one match, one oppurtunity for me killed them? One shot at the belt? Give the old funker a damn chance? Apparently not. I was winning Heavyweight Championships here and there... but I wasn't good enough to be TXW's champion, I guess. It starts to make you think about what TXW thought of me. Did anyone listen to me during the TXW vs. SAW invasion? Nope. Everyone waited with baited breath on what Bob O Mac was going to do. I got thrown under the bus, and what happened? SAW is no more... ripped to shreds by the backstage turmoil that could have been stopped if everyone listened to me when I said you couldn't trust Shane Daniels, Dwayne Windham, and Warren Peace... all of which left TXW after it was over anyways... AND THEN BOB O MAC TURNED HIS BACK ON THE FANS!!!! Did anyone make the match I was promised: Funkmaster V vs. Bob O Mac to bring him back to sanity.... or at least whip him so bad he would come back to his senses and quit dumping on the fans? This is what I was promised when I came back... and really it was the only reason I came back to TXW was to help a old friend get Figure Four'd back to his senses. But......... nope. That changed too. Sometimes, you just wake up and realize that its time to move on. Toot Toot... the Funk Train's leaving the station.

Now, on the brightside. My relationship with EGO-PRO is stronger than it ever has been. Like TXW, I enjoy several behind the scenes friendships with many people associated with that show. But EGO-PRO has always been different. At TXW, all of us worked hard, side by side, to bring that show up to what it was. At EGO-PRO, I have always been treated with respect first, and that has always stuck out in my mind. I have never had any heat with anyone there, and for the most part, they have treated me great. Also, Sassy Frass and I have been invited to participate in a few new projects which sound cool. But, back to wrestling, many other shows in the area are interested in using my funk powers, so much so I can't do them all. In fact, I have a unique oppurtunity with one in the near future.

2012 has been a weird ride on the Funk Train so far. I have learned that at the end of the day, it comes down to you and you alone, and the people that you are dealing with on the business side of things. It doesn't matter what your friends or family or fans or fellow wrestlers think. It doesn't matter what you are told, it matters what is happening. It's all business. So, if I can't beat them... I will join them. Basically, and Aretha said it best.... it's all about respect. Stay tuned for exciting news from the Mothership that will surely pop up on some Facebook wrestling page that judges us with anonymity from afar. Now, enjoy some videos.




TXW Youtube TV Title Match
Funkmaster V vs. Dwayne Windham




TXW Youtube TV Title Match
Funkmaster V vs. Conner Cruze




EGO PRO TV 3714/12
Funkmaster V & SassyFrass Promo at 18:52




KAPOW Main Event (Funkmaster V Commentary)

UPCOMING!!!!
EGO-PRO March 18th 7PM
Knocks-Area Youtube TV Title Match
Funkmaster V vs. Conner Cruze
North Meigs Elementary DECATUR TN



EGO-PRO March 30th 7PM
Knocks-Area Youtube TV Title Match
Funkmaster V vs. ????
TBA ATHENS TN



KAPOW March 31st 7PM
Major Announcement
Funkmaster V & Sassy Frass
Alnwick Community Center MARYVILLE TN

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