WSTEVEW – Top Notch to join promotion?

It’s a jammed packed episode of WSTEVEW. It begins with an appearance from Mecha Santa in his Mecha Lair. He cuts a good promo, calling out Haitch titleholder Top Notch Superbest. It’s a great scene with many details in it – including Mecha Santa’s ring being a screenshot of when he lost to Top Notch.

It’s almost been a year since these two clashed and it looks like they’re once again on a collision course. Will Top Notch answer the challenge? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

Also on tap for tonight, Magic Pony tries to assert himself as a top contender when he faces WSTEVEW champion Heel Supreme. Although the Golden Powers are reigning supreme in FUN Wrestling, Heel Supreme is ruling the roost for his squad in WSTEVEW. Magic Pony comes into this match after his loss against former WSTEVEW champion Matthew Audet.

Man Dying of John Cena looks to channel his inner gimmick and challenge Flyboy Allen for the King of FUC championship. The Man is coming off a vicious fatal four-way match where he won the right to use the gimmick of John Cena. FLyboy Allen is one of WSTEVEW’s most popular stars and this is a good way for the Man to stake his claim as one of the top acts in WSTEVEW.

As for the man formerly known as John Cena, he makes his WSTEVEW debut against Audet. WSTEVEW owner Butch Bacon said John cannot use his John Cena gimmick and has to compete under a different name. That won’t stop the former Doctor of Thuganomics when he steps into the WSTEVEW ring tonight.

A really good episode from Steve and Larson. I love the minor details put in Mecha Santa’s layer, which is supposedly made of a-holes and dead souls. I also love Magic Pony, he’s one of my favorite wrestlers on WSTEVEW and if someone makes him for WWE 2k18, I might download him.

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Changes and beefing up the blog

You’ll probably notice some changes with the blog in the next few months. On my quest to get 3,000 posts, I am going through and beefing up some of the content on this blog. This includes adding words to posts, cutlines to photos and replacing entire posts if those links do not work. Some stories will include small updates or my commentaries from my perspective on the event. I’ll also be adding perspective to the different inspirational pictures I post. That doesn’t mean there will be less posts, but they won’t appear as frequently as before.

I’ll also be adding or deleting static elements from the page, such as the fantasy football team or Pokemon pages.

This is a process that might hinder my goal to get to 3,000 posts before January, but I’m looking forward to the challenge. 3,000 posts isn’t much, especially when you’ve had a blog for over four years, but I think the more effort I put into this, the more people will receive it. If not, at least I can point to this blog and say I put in the effort.

Since yesterday I’ve added to or replaced several posts from 2013 and 2014 – which includes many of my adventures in Wolf Point, Montana. This has given me the opportunity to reflect on the different events from Wolf Point and see how far I’ve come as a writer, journalist and photographer – and when I say that I have come a long way since those days is a bit of an understatement.

By doing this, hopefully I can figure out what exactly I want to do with the website, whether it’s continuing it as an outlet to spew the stuff that’s on my brain, turn it into something that I can monetize or a combination of the two. It will probably continue to be a casual outlet because I want to shine at my job at the Ritzville Journal.

This is also a way for me to put in more work for a project. Too often I’ll start several projects and not put in as much effort to make them shine and they sit at the side. This is a chance for me to put more of me out there.

I almost forgot, have a great day.

How to Keep Going When You Want To Give Up on Life

Tiny Buddha’s Carrie Burns wrote an insightful post about how to keep going when you want to give up on life.

TRIGGER WARNING: This post references suicidal thoughts and may be triggering to some people.

Since my first post on Tiny Buddha entitled “Why I Didn’t Kill Myself and Why You Shouldn’t Either,” I’ve been doing amazingly well. I thought I had this suicide stuff in the bag. I thought it lived in the past. I thought it was no longer a part of me.

I thought I had found my way forward and that I would never feel that way again. I thought my suicidal ideation was a historical part of my existence.

I was wrong.

Tonight, I sat in the bath watching the water trickle down from the faucet and all I could think was how easy it would be to watch the blood trickle down my arms into the water instead.

I thought of how easy it would be to drift away into nothingness. I thought of how easy it would be to not have to get up every morning to face another day of emptiness. I thought of the peace I would have if I were no longer afraid all the time and how wonderful it would be to be free from the prison of my mind.

Sometimes, I long for this.

Sometimes, I long for death.

I do not long for death itself, being cold and distant and immovable.

But, I sometimes long for something other than what I am. I long for a feeling of safety and security. I long to feel loved and cherished, not used and abused.

I long to feel anything that is something more than the nothing I feel right now.

What Do You Want?

I know what you want. I want it too. You want someone to love you, someone to care, someone to tell you everything will be okay.

You want someone to tell you that even if you aren’t perfect, you’re enough just as you are.

You want your parents to put your needs ahead of their own, because that’s what loving parents do. You want those adults who abused you to think twice before they steal your innocence and your ability to feel.

What you want is for the past to never have existed, and what you want is impossible.

I know what you want.

You want someone to care, and it seems as if there is no amount of caring that will fill the empty hole in your heart, and no matter how hard you try to fill it up yourself it only goes halfway and then starts slipping back to empty.

Every day is a struggle to survive. Every day you wake up and wonder, “How much longer can I go on?”

The emptiness that fills your heart and your soul begins to take over your rationality.

At some point the things that kept you going have become meaningless. The life you have lived for so many years was just a struggle to survive.

Today you are at a point where nothing means anything. You aren’t even in pain. You feel nothing. You want to give up. You want to no longer exist. You want to stop being.

The endless negative thoughts swirl around in your brain compelling you to end everything. The hope for the future subsides to a dulling ache keeping you going every day.

You stare at the television knowing you are wasting your life, but are incapable to get off the couch and get outside.

Yet, you keep going. Why is this?

To read the rest of the post, follow the link.

How We Can Break the Cycle of Pain

This is a story from Tiny Buddha’s Joshua Kauffman.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Gandhi

Pain is and isn’t just like energy. According to the first law of thermodynamics, energy can neither be created nor destroyed but is merely converted from one form to another.

For example, the light energy from the sun can be harnessed by plants, which, through photosynthesis, convert it to chemical energy. Plants use this energy to grow fruit, which we eat. We store this energy for when we need to exert ourselves, when we convert it to kinetic energy. The energy never disappears, but is instead just displaced.

Pain is in a sense the same, creating a parallel to the first law of thermodynamics which I call the cycle of pain.

The manager is belittled by his boss because the boss was frustrated with the latest quarterly results, which disappointed because the customers were unhappy with the product. Upset, the manager comes home and mouths off to his wife, who is carrying her own tribulations from work.

The wife and mother then loses her temper with her son, who is hurt by his mother’s outburst. In pain and having witnessed a bad example from his mother about what to do with frustration, the son then goes to school the next day and causes a fight in the classroom during the teacher’s lesson.

His plans in tatters with the class disrupted, the teacher then exacts collective punishment on the whole class, who then each go and act out the negativity in their own separate ways.

The form of the pain changes, but it doesn’t go away—it’s spread out and perpetrated on new victims in a seemingly endless cycle of pain.

Except it can go away. After all, pain differs from energy in some important ways.

First of all, pain can be created, added to, and multiplied or increased exponentially.

Above, the frustration that the teacher caused can turn into sadness, hurt, or anger among his thirty pupils, who then have a negative emotional-energetic push to transfer and potentially increase the pain.

More and more people are born and live longer each day, meaning there are more egos to feel and create pain. The internet and other mass communication technologies only expand each single person’s ability to transfer and create more and more pain in more and more people. Weapons of mass destruction have the same function. This is a depressing picture.

The story, however, isn’t all bad, and as conscious human beings we can actively work to stop the flow and creation of pain.

When the husband comes home to vent at his wife, the wife can always ask what the matter is, listen compassionately, and react with love and a desire to help ease the pain.

When the child acts out in school, the teacher can always take a deep breath, draw upon her compassion for whatever is driving an innocent child to be aggressive, pull the child aside, and try and find out what’s wrong.

To read the rest of the story, follow the link.

Quit Trying to Be Perfect (You Already Are)

This a column from Matt Hattersley on Tiny Buddha.

“Perfectionism doesn’t make you feel perfect. It makes you feel inadequate.” ~Maria Shriver

Like many of us, I spent a big part of growing up feeling like I wasn’t enough. I was quite a studious kid, and this coupled with being terrible at sports and also quite chubby meant I was a bit of a target. Indeed, when your first and last names both rhyme with “fat” it’s pretty easy for bullies with even limited wordsmith skills to come up with insults.

And it’s easy to say what words can’t hurt and that it says more about them than it did me. Yet, what it did mean for a long time was that I felt a lack of acceptance from my peers. And this does hurt. I don’t for a second think I’m alone with this either.

No matter who you are there’s times growing up when you want nothing more than acceptance.

Because here’s the thing: This need for acceptance, it’s a natural human tendency.

As we grow we try to fit into the world as best we can. We yearn to be grounded in who we are, so we fall into the trap of defining ourselves by what others say about us. As a result, over time, we become conditioned to believe that the world outside us is somehow responsible for our happiness and well-being. We look at our jobs, our partners, what we believe other people think of us—and we decide that we are lacking.

This was certainly true for me for a good number of years until I became a teenager, when I lost weight and started to feel stronger and happier about myself. Finally those feelings of not being enough were gone. Or so I thought.

Because what I realize now is that they too had grown up. And what was once naïve insecurity had twisted and mutated into an adult need for perfection and control. As I’ve come to terms with this recently it’s opened up a whole range of emotions and new insights for me.

It’s dawned on me how much I’ve been hiding and pretending these past few years, and I’m ready now to move past that.

This was highlighted recently for me when I found a poem I wrote when I was younger titled: If I was David Bowie I wouldn’t have had my teeth done.

And I really meant it too. Because the thing is, I’ve always liked things a little edgy, a little earthy and real. I grew up listening to Nirvana and Guns n Roses and The Stones. I spent my twenties obsessed with the Beats and Bukowski. So, the idea of being overly polished and shiny-teethed wasn’t something that ever really appealed to me.

Yet, next month I finish off a two-year course of Invisalign, which has made my teeth all straight and nice, and ends in a treatment to make them all white too!

You see, something changed a few years ago and it’s only now that I’m really seeing it fully. Somewhere along my journey I reverted back to acting from fear rather than love. I stopped enjoying my imperfections and had begun striving for an outward ideal of perfection.

To read the rest of the column, follow the link.

Jason Saint on Bobby Heenan

Shitload of Wrestling’s and manager Jason Saint reflected on the passing of Bobby Heenan.

“Ya listen to me, you’ll go to the top! You don’t listen to me, you’re never heard from again!”

He was a pioneer of professional wrestling mouthpieces. He could do it all, from wrestling to managing to commentary to interviews and everything between. He took relatively unknown wrestlers and turned them into legendary fixtures in only a few minutes. He could turn a nation of millions on someone they loved simply by shaking their hand. Although it’s been a long time coming as he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2002, nobody expected the legend to go home, but as of September 17th, 2017, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan was taken from this world.

Although people generally despised Heenan, when the man spoke, the people listened. His one-liners were legendary, and his vouching for anyone meant that said wrestler was someone to keep an eye out for. Bobby Heenan began his career in wrestling in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1961, managing Angelo Poffo (father of Randy Savage and Lanny Poffo). As time went on, Heenan became a fixture that fans loved to hate in the AWA where he began managing Ray “The Crippler” Stevens and the legendary Nick Bockwinkel. During a feud with Dick The Bruiser, Heenan was insulted by The Bruiser and called a “weasel”, a nickname that would stick throughout the rest of his career. In 1975, Heenan managed Bockwinkel to his first AWA World Heavyweight Championship.

After leaving the AWA in 1984, Heenan traveled to New York City where he began working for the WWF. It was there that he managed Big John Studd, Ken Patera, Buddy Rose, Paul Orndorff, King Kong Bundy, The Brainbusters, Rick Rude, Harley Race, The Islanders, Hercules, The Barbarian, Mr. Perfect, The Brooklyn Brawler, and of course, Andre The Giant. Heenan led Andre to the ring in what may have been the most famous match of the 1980s at WrestleMania 3, where Andre was bodyslammed by Hulk Hogan.

When a professional wrestler aligned themselves with “The Brain”, their career took off, as the world’s greatest wrestling manager made them a star by talking them up while everyone else fought to get a word in edgewise. It was his career as a manager that made it so easy for “The Brain” to work as a commentator, teaming with Gorilla Monsoon in a beloved duo that fans adored. Heenan also worked as a commentator for WCW from 1994 until 2001.

Bobby had a certain air about him that fans loved to detest. When he stood from his chair at ringside, fans came alive to alert the ref that “The Brain” was about to cheat. When he would hear a smattering of fans chanting ‘Weasel! Weasel!’, Bobby would simply turn his head, and with that, the rest of the fans would join in, chanting against the manager. Bobby’s legacy stands as a personality that fans of all ages will remember forever, both as a manager and as a hero to so many wrestlers, commentators, and managers for years to come. With his family around him, Bobby passed away at the age of 73, and if the way that several wrestlers and wrestling fans are honoring him on social media is any indication, he’ll never, ever be forgotten.

Get Your Cap Pikachu today

The Cap Pikachu have been confirmed to be coming to the west. Starting September 19, the Cap Pikachu will be available through special Serial Code on the official site. Players can only receive one of the six with the code so you will have to choose carefully which one you want:

September 19–25: Ash’s Pikachu (Original Cap)
September 26 – October 2: Ash’s Pikachu (Hoenn Cap)
October 3–9: Ash’s Pikachu (Sinnoh Cap)
October 10–16: Ash’s Pikachu (Unova Cap)
October 17–23: Ash’s Pikachu (Kalos Cap)
October 24–30: Ash’s Pikachu (Alola Cap)

These Pikachu are said to have different moves based on Pikachu’s learn set in each saga, meaning they will likely match the Pikachu distributed in Japan earlier this year. In addition to this, details on the movie have come out and confirm that if you go see the movie through the special showings around the world, you’ll receive a QR Code for the I Choose You Cap Pikachu to be redeemed in Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

I’ll more and likely download the Kalos Cap Pikachu for Pokemon Sun. As I’ve stated many times, Kalos is my favorite region, XY is my favorite seasons of the anime and I actually own a hat with a design from the Kalos cap.

Bulbapedia description:

These cap-wearing Pikachu are event-exclusive Pokémon that debuted in Pokémon Sun and Moon, and are being distributed in celebration of the Pokémon anime’s 20th movie, and by extension, the anime’s 20th anniversary. Like Ash’s Pikachu, these Pikachu are always male and cannot evolve. They also have access to the exclusive Z-Crystal, Pikashunium Z, and its Z-Move, 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt.

In Japan, the Pikachu will be distributed via single-use serial code to those who pre-order tickets to the 20th movie, with one code per ticket. The Pikachu received depends on the date the player redeems the code. The codes only work on Japanese region games. The first time the player uses one of these serial codes, they will also receive a complimentary Pikashunium Z.

In America, the Pikachu will be distributed through a single-use public serial code released via the Pokémon website and will be in a similar vein to the Japanese event — the Pikachu received will depend on the date the player redeems the code.

A seventh Cap Pikachu, wearing the hat Ash wears in the twentieth movie, will debut in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. In Japan, it will be distributed via QR Code on a special Pokémon Ga-Olé disc. In America, it will be distributed via a QR Code that will be given to those who pre-order tickets for the 20th movie.

This special Pikachu is based on Ash’s Pikachu during the Sun & Moon series. The level of Pikachu corresponds to both the debut of the Sun & Moon series being during the 20th year of the Pokémon anime and the first movie in the Sun & Moon series being the 20th Pokémon movie overall.