Friday, March 13, 2009

The Thompson Perspective - Greg King Edition 03.13.09

In this crazy world of professional wrestling, you meet many types of personalities. Some you like and some you don’t necessarily care for.

Greg King is one of the personalities in wrestling today that I truly like. He always seems upbeat and his attitude is always a good one. He wants to give his best performance and exceed. He has done so.

Greg has worked hard to become one of New Experience Wrestling’s shining stars. From day one, anyone in attendance at the first NEW show could see that he had a little something special. He was a fresh face to the NEW fans at first. Come to a show now and once he steps through the curtain, you we will see that he gets a tremendous reaction. It is well deserved.

Hard work. Determination. Great attitude. These are all great ways to describe Greg King. But they all mean nothing if he doesn’t succeed in less than 48 hours.

Greg has reached the point in his training at the “Nightmare” Ken Wayne School of Professional Wrestling that he is ready to wrestle a 1-hour match, non-stop to graduate from the school. Only two other men have accomplished this goal – “3G” Eric Wayne and Kid Nikels more than 13 months ago.

I have no doubt in my mind that Greg can go one hour. And it won’t be a “he’s gotta chain” slow style match either. I promise you that Greg will showcase his stamina and pace when he wrestles for 60 minutes straight.

Prior to the match, fans will be treated to a video package featuring many of us associated with NEW giving our comments on the match and Greg. You’ll hear from Greg himself as well as Downtown Bruno, Ken Wayne, Eric Wayne, Kid Nikels, Matt Justyce, “Dangerous” Dan, Richard Bressler, John Steele and yours truly. I certainly hope I didn’t leave a name off there and if I did, I apologize in advance.

If anybody out there deserves to succeed in this type of environment, it is Greg King. But at the end of the day, all the hype all the push will not matter. It is all on the shoulders of Greg.

Greg, you have a bright future ahead of you. This is the next step in legitimizing your status as a professional wrestler. I wish you nothing but the best.

Again, as a reminder – Greg King must wrestle for 1-hour to solidify his status as a graduate of the “Nightmare” Ken Wayne School of Professional Wrestling. There are several rules that will be addressed in regard to the match prior to its start, including a specified number of rope breaks and no pinfalls or submissions against him. The match will be held at the school in West Memphis, AR this Sunday, March 15 at 6 p.m.