Ever heard the saying "anything you can do, I can do better"? If you haven't then you've probably never played competitive sports. Its a mentality that not every person has, but when it comes to this business, I sure wish a lot more people would take it to heart.
There's always that match or this show that you want to be the best. Its gotta be better than last time, its gotta be too hard to follow. It makes for one hell of an atmosphere. I can't tell you how many times I've been around various guys, and it happens a lot in NEW, where someone comes to the back and THAT feeling is there. Everyone knows they just saw something special. Its inevitable that you hear some variation of this line: "top that" Whether its a good opening match or in the middle of the card, having the best match of the night is something that makes for good competition between everyone. No different than working a job in sales and trying to out sell a co-worker. It makes everyone work harder to try and one up the last match or show.
On May 8th, the saying "anything you can do, I can do better" will never be more true. As I write this I'm finishing a 45mins cardio session two days before a big match in Hernando, MS for XOW. Its a match that I've heard a lot of buzz about in the last couple months and it creates a special aura that shows and matches don't always have these days. Everyone expects big things and you all should know this by now...my ego is too big to let you down!
Whether its a match that's been talked about for months or a one night competition, its always a good thing. Healthy competition is good thing and it can make business grow by leaps and bounds. When the boys go out and try to one up each other, it makes the show that much better. Instead of going through the motions, now there is even more reason to impress. Who wants to be the guy that had a bad match? No one. So why not create some competition instead of just saying "oh well I can't top that" ....TRY to actually top what the people just saw. You might not only impress the fans, you'll impress yourself when it happens. Til next time, train hard and hit even harder!