When I first started doing pro wrestling, I was told, “look at every match as a learning experience. The only way to get better is to learn.”
So, what did I learn from wrestling Cole Cassidy?
I learned that he knew a variety of ways to bend my body into insanely twisted shapes, for one.
I also learned that an expert heel always has a reserve left in the tank–no matter what you’ve done to them, no matter how much pain you’ve put them in, no matter if you’ve wrung some submissions out of them–you pretty much have to knock them out to claim the win, because they’ll always, like Jason or Michael Meyers, rise from the dead even more energized than before.
They feed off being punished.
And despite what you might read on the website’s write-up of this match, I wasn’t a complete practicing dummy for Mr. Cassidy. I got some licks in.
TO BE CONTINUED