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Sports and Fighting / Re: A little NXT Takeover: Dallas Preview
« on: March 20, 2016, 06:40:06 PM »
thanks dudeman.

Sports and Fighting / A little NXT Takeover: Dallas Preview
« on: March 20, 2016, 03:46:52 PM »
Hey SHOOTers... I did a little something for belote's website (Did you guys KNOW he had a website?)

Anyway, I'm a huge NXT mark, and am giddily excited for Takeover: Dallas.  So it inspired me ot do a little writing.  If you're interested:


Sports and Fighting / Re: Wrestling Moves Website?
« on: March 18, 2016, 07:56:57 PM »
Time to find that Jericho list...

General Discussion / Re: Hello... And thank you all
« on: March 18, 2016, 07:52:43 PM »
Scotty and I started fedding together - God, I cant remember what the name of the fed was - when he was in high school. He used to have to miss weekends because he would have swim meets in places away from wi-fi... Scotty is going to turn 37 in August. I was in my early 20s. :-)

Haha AWA was the fed.  That predated WiFi!  I think I joined AWA in 96.  The swimming also caused me to take 4-6 month sabbaticals, cuz when I swam in college I took a break once whatever storyline I was in wrapped up.  That's  how Loco got his degree.  Ended up on Survivor.  Quit because him mom worried for him. 

Finding SHOOT after another extended break... back in the early 2000s... and bringing JL Martz, which the entire goal was to Surprise Lee... lol... yes not the best plan from an efedding standpoint, but I wanted to come back and floor him.  - and that led to both the most fun I've had in this game, and... not coincidentally the longest consecutively active stretch I ever had in this game.  From SHOOT, to TTW, to Legacy, and then back to SHOOT.  During these last 20+ years I met some fellow hobbyists.  Fellow wrestling fans.  Fellow WRITERS (damn fine ones at that) and those people became friends. 

General Discussion / Re: Hello... And thank you all
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:06:50 PM »
LEE!!!  I know you! 

That is a very nice sentiment.  I would have paid cash money to watch you explain "The Way We Were" to a classroom full of people... 

"So then Scott's character ended up pooping in MY character's pool... probably on purpose to get under his skin.... Long story short, they became BFF's again!"

Nice to hear from you, dudeman. 

General Discussion / Re: What made you upset today?
« on: February 23, 2016, 05:52:26 PM »
Can't find my mailbox key

General Discussion / Re: What made you happy today?
« on: February 23, 2016, 05:52:02 PM »
Greg and Christian Show that Totally Reeks of Awesomeness.

GREG and Christian?!   

Mixed Media / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« on: February 21, 2016, 10:43:48 AM »
Listening to Our Lady Peace while driving to get food.

Mixed Media / Re: Last Movie you saw
« on: February 21, 2016, 10:43:26 AM »
Win Win.  Good movie.  I really enjoy Paul Giamatti.

General Discussion / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DREW
« on: February 16, 2016, 08:38:04 PM »
hahaha this thread never dies. 

Happy Birthday Drewseph

SHOOT Project Discussion / Re: I like how...
« on: February 14, 2016, 07:31:14 PM »
... "MJ" is the one that convinces "Ross" to his people.

Scott Hayes is reporting on the EWA, its only math that of COURSE Loco has juvenile delinquent students named Ross and MJ! 

SHOOT Project Discussion / Re: I like how...
« on: February 14, 2016, 07:30:05 PM »
hahahaha...  so like the Chicken vs. Peter Griffin

General Discussion / Re: What made you happy today?
« on: February 13, 2016, 06:40:46 PM »

The Epicenter / Don't Get Your Hopes Up
« on: February 13, 2016, 06:32:23 PM »
Kennedy Crossan Elementary School
Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday February 10th

Inside the Kennedy Crossan Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia a brunette beauty known to the entirety of the SHOOT-iverse, Abigail Chase, sits patiently in the school’s main office.  The day ending activities bustle around her, but also slow down when they walk by her.   A few parents check out this stranger as the Principal went through the day’s ending announcements.  Abigail casually scrolls through her email as she awaits the school day to end so she can get on with the task at hand.   

The announcements wrap up. 

The bell rings.

Chaos ensues as every room in the four story old stone school house explodes with children.  A greying secretary, says in a thick Philadelphia accent.

Secretary:  You’s might wanna wait a couple minutes for the halls to empty.

Abigail gives a knowing nod, and goes back to her work.  She shifts nervously as the noise in the hallway begins to subside.  She’s not foreign to uncomfortable situations.  To volatile situations, but for some reason this felt different.  She was outside her comfort zone.  Traveled across the country to get an interview and some answers, and she had no idea if she’d find her subject to be a willing participant… Considering HOW things were left with Loco Martinez, when SHOOT closed?  Outlook wouldn’t be good.   

The secretary gave a polite smile and nod.

Secretary:  107.  He’ll be in there. 

Abigail Chase:  Thank you.

She takes a deep breath and composes herself for a minute, and heads down the hall.  She takes pause again at 107.  Inside she hears a familiar voice talking sternly to one of his third grade students.

Loco Martinez:  Ross, you gotta be better, man.  I don’t care what MJ is doing, or saying to you.  You CAN. NOT.  Hit people! 

The boy stares at his feet.  He mutters an “I know”. 

Loco Martinez:  Good.  If it happens again, we’re gonna get your mom in here.  You want that?

He shakes his head “No”.

Loco Martinez:  Good.  Make sure you bring in that extra homework tomorrow, okay?

Ross nods.  Loco smirks. 

Loco Martinez:  Dude.  LOOK at me.

He lifts his head slowly. 

Loco Martinez:  Tomorrow is a NEW day.  What does every day give us the chance to be?

Ross smiles sheepishly and mutters.

Ross:  … better.

Loco Martinez:  I can’t hear you.

Ross:  BETTER!

Loco Martinez:  Get outta here. 

The kid tears off an almost knocks down Abigail.  She lets out a startled yell.  Ross gives a loud apology as Loco gets up to yell.

Loco Martinez:  DUDE! You CAN’T RUN-

Loco trails off as he sees the face of the woman Ross nearly ran down.  His easy demeanor melts away.  Something deep inside is triggered as his eyes narrow and a scowl crosses his lips.

Loco Martinez:  Pretty sure you’re lost.

Loco turns and heads back to his desk silently.  She follows, despite the lack of invitation.  Loco Martienz is a little heavier in the face and around his waist.  A lot less tan.  Patches of grey have begun sprouting over his ears and stretching to his temples.  His hair is manicured and gelled in place.  A neatly trimmed beard covers his face.  He sits down and looks at her with a heavy sigh.

Abigail Chase:  I’m here…

Loco holds up a hand and reaches into his school desk. He pulls out a piece of paper with the SHOOT Project helmet on it.  He slides it across his worn wooden desk. 

Loco Martinez:  To find out my thoughts on THIS?! 

Abigail Chase:  Yes.  With SHOOT reopening its doors.  With Soldiers across the globe and from SHOOT’s past reassembling.  SHOOT and its fans are wondering if you'll be joining them?

Loco Martinez snickers.

Abigail Chase:  Did I say something funny?!

Loco Martinez:  I mean… kind of.  Will I be JOINING them?!  Will I be gracing the SHOOT Project with my presence once again?!  Forgive me… if I find THAT  *Points to the paper, his words dripping with sarcasm* “invitation” more than a little half assed.  While  I respect your journalistic investigation? I appreciate what you're doing: following up on a story, or lead, or whatever… kudos to whoever it was who figured out what school I worked at since I know for a fact y’all DON’T have my home address… but… yeah… you wasted your damn time. 

Abigail Chase:  The people will be wondering why someone in his prime would be so dismissive?

Loco out right scoffs.

Loco Martinez:  WHY?!  Hmm… maybe because the last time I was in the SHOOT Project and about to fight my best friend?  When were on the precipice of something SPECIAL?  SOMEONE took it upon themselves to screw with the two of us.  They were doing a masterful job of it too, but?  Last time I was in SHOOT?  Maya Nakashima was SURE I was a monster.  The SHOOT Project fans KNEW I was evil incarnate.  Everywhere I went there were looks and whispers.  Every turn I was questioned.  My very being… something, if you remember I worked DAMN HARD to right my wrongs… was flushed at the first bit of incredibly convenient, circumstantial evidence. 

The worst thing? 

He lets the pregnant pause fill the air.

Loco Martinez: It wrecked me.  I was beating myself up because there was NOTHING I could do to convince anyone.  It was like trying to hold onto grains of sands.  Harder I tried to squeeze the more grains slipped through.  I couldn't stop it.  Hell, it might have been a blessing that SHOOT closed when it did.  I was at my breaking point.  I was already guilty in the court of public opinion.  By my friends.  Hell… my own MOTHER questioned my intentions.  So? You came a long way to find answers that if you, and whoever thought it was a good idea to send you, actually took the time to think about?!  It’d be damn apparent on why the total disdain for the picking of this just healed scab.  BUT?  In effort to humor you, and maybe… just maybe make this trek you made to be worthwhile.   WHY I would openly scoff at the simple THOUGHT of going back to SHOOT?!  Look at how I was treated before the doors got shuttered.  Look at how quickly people dismissed me, and so, how about you answer me THIS…

His eyes narrow.  A fire is there as he levels an intense gaze at Abigail Chase.

Loco Martinez:  Why. the.  FUCK.  Would I ever go back?!

He goes to work cleaning up his desk.  Abigail Chase thinks briefly about continuing to question him, but decides now might not be the time.  She smiles politely and nods.

Abigail Chase:  Thanks for your time, Jay.  I’m sorry to bother you at work, but… you know how it is. 

She turns and heads out.  He winces and sighs, a wave of guilt for treating her like shit.

Loco Martinez:  Abigail… Listen.  I’m sorry.  I know I was a douche nozzle.  I’d love to blame it on a long day at work, but the truth is?  I’m just starting to get over that.  First the “invitation”… then you show up?  Clearly I wasn’t in a good place to deal with that.  If you want… I can make it up to you.

Its Abigail’s turn to scoff. No stranger to being hit on in the work place. Loco quickly throws up his hands innocently.

Loco Martinez: NO. no-no-no-no… I’m not trying to pick you up, my fiancé would KILL me. 

A surprised look crosses Abigail Chase’s face.

Loco Martinez:  Yeah. 

Abigail Chase:  Congrats!

Loco Martinez:  Thanks, but… I hate the thought of killing the messenger, and since I don’t know WHO is behind this invitation…

Abigail Chase:  Join the club. 

Loco flashes a puzzled look at his former co-worker.

Loco Martinez:  So.  Maybe we can sit down. I can give you some answers on the record.  You want to come over?  I’ll cook dinner.  You can meet Jolie. 

Abigail Chase: I’m in town until Friday.  Maybe tomorrow night?

Loco Martinez:  Sounds like a plan… and again.  I’m sorry for being so short with you.

Abigail Chase:  You’re not the first.  Won’t be the last.  Though, I don’t usually get an apology AND a meal out of it. 

Loco’s face parts into his trademark Cheshire Cat smile.

Loco Martinez: I do pride myself on being one of kind! 

They share a friendly chuckle. Abigail excuses herself as Loco goes to finish his work.

General Discussion / Re: What made you upset today?
« on: February 09, 2016, 10:00:10 PM »
This whole D-Bry scenario.


Sports and Fighting / Re: WOOOO THE SUPERBOWL
« on: February 07, 2016, 01:45:27 PM »
Its no PUPPY BOWL XII, but it'll do for some televised entertainment.

I say 27-20 Carolina. 

General Discussion / Re: What made you upset today?
« on: February 06, 2016, 10:54:25 AM »
Twitter going the Facebook route and using an algorithm to rank what it THINKS you want to see, instead of real time/live. 

General Discussion / Re: What made you happy today?
« on: February 05, 2016, 05:06:27 PM »
1 week away...

so stoked.  Most stoked I've been for a superhero movie... maybe EVER.

Sports and Fighting / Re: Last wrestling you watched
« on: February 05, 2016, 04:56:56 PM »

I haven't watched TNA for a while and to be fair there were some good matches. Matt Hardy is also instantly hateable as a heel and he is playing up the "undeserved championship run" quite well.

However, they still have storylines that feel like they come out of nowhere and then go nowhere pretty fast. And this weeks crowd sucked, it was like they didn't want to be there, which is odd as they'd bought tickets and most of them were wearing TNA merchandise.

I did this... agree with Hardy, but found Hardy vs. Angle to be "meh" this week.   Also they really have a weak X-Division right now.  Loved the Maria/Gail Kim promo. 

Also watched 2 weeks old episode of ROH.  TOp Prospect Tourney, Cedric vs. Cheeseburger and then... uh... new guy who has beaten him twice now as that feud kicks into gear.   Decent in ring segment setting up  Lethal vs. Cole vs. O'Reilly for th ROH World title.   ME was Jay Brisco vs. Elgin vs. Moose. 

Mixed Media / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« on: February 05, 2016, 04:53:10 PM »
Mellowed out while getting my medicine and read Game of Thrones.

First Aid Kit: Stay Gold. 

    -- song of the same title from the album. 

Mixed Media / Re: Last Movie you saw
« on: February 05, 2016, 04:52:24 PM »
Man of Steel

The History of the Circle / Re: MotM Main Event - Maya vs. Loco WHC Match
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:27:39 PM »
If you send me a self addressed stamped envelope I'll give a general explanation for the segment that should follow :D 

[brad pitt in Seven] "WHAT'S IN THE CHRISTMAS BOX?!?! [/brad pitt in Seven]

Sports and Fighting / Re: Last wrestling you watched
« on: January 08, 2015, 10:40:28 PM »
NXT.  So I've been writing over at cheap-heat.com for all of... like 9 whole days.  Done a couple NXT recaps, I handicapped Royal Rumble favorites, and did New Year Wrestlotions.  So if you miss my typed word? 


Mixed Media / Re: Last Movie you saw
« on: January 04, 2015, 07:58:20 PM »
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Sports and Fighting / Re: Last wrestling you watched
« on: January 04, 2015, 06:44:28 PM »
Show was great.  I had a lot of fun watching it.

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