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Wednesday August 8th, 2018 – My Cat almost killed Colt Cabana

I just want to tell everyone, I live such a blessed life getting to work in wrestling & that is why i started this blog. I wanted a platform other than my DAILY wrestling podcast, Indy Wrestling Radio. I want to tell short, kinda funny, kinda inspiring stories like this one that I’m about to bore you with lol.

PS – Sometimes you might wonder what the point of the stories are… I’ll be honest, sometimes there isn’t going to be any meaning to what I’m blogging. I just simply want to share these really cool moments I get to experience. I get to experience these wonderful moments because I work in “The Business.” I work in wrestling, that might not mean much to a non fan, but to wrestling fans, being a full time wrestling employee, like i am, is the Holy Grail.

I don’t have a “shoot” job. The wrestling business is my job & this blog details the fun I experience in our wacky world of wrestling… ENJOY!

I had only been working in wrestling for a few weeks when i showed up for our second of three shows on the weekend of April 21st, 2018.

I showed up to help put the ring up but as fate would have it they had bigger plans for me.

When i come up to the ring I met one of the veterans of the promotion that i worked for at the time. He said that he wanted to work on some stuff for his match tonight & wondered if I’d mind driving about 35 minutes away to pick up Colt Cabana… Come on bro, what wrestling fan is going to say no to that?? So, of course I said yes. I quickly hit the road & got to his hotel about a half hour later. I walk into the lobby & there is Prince Mahalli, a great Indy Wrestler in Oklahoma, sitting with Eugene!

I go over and introduce myself to Eugene (per wrestling protocol) & then take a seat with Mahalli to wait for everyone else to come down. I shoot the shit with Eugene A LITTLE but he was kinda in the zone on his phone so i took the hint that he didn’t wanna talk to anyone just yet. Five or 10 minutes go by & up walks Colt Cabana. He walks up like an angel with the big white light behind him and the harp playing in the background.

Lol ok, that’s not all true, but he did walk up to me… He comes over & shakes my hand… I’m in heaven… He introduces himself by his shoot name but we all know that I’m going to be calling him Colt.

We then wait a little longer for Eli Drake to come down then we all start headed to our vehicles. I help get Colt’s bag in my trunk and then we are off.

About 2 minutes into the drive Colt sits straight up and in a very serious voice looks at the dash and says “is that cat hair or dog hair?” I look around because I have no idea what he is talking about & then i see maybe 3-4 hairs on my dash about the radio controls, he must of seen the hair when he was looking for the A/c controls. I tell him it’s cat hair & I immediately see him get uncomfortable for a minute & he rolls down the window. He says “I’m deathly allergic.”

OMG, I’m thinking “damnit, I’m about to accidently kill Colt Cabana!” How the hell would i explain that one?? luckily, about 2 minutes later he says, “Well it doesn’t seem to be bothering me, luckily.” luckily is right lol.

Geezus, I can’t stress enough how scared i was in that moment. What would i of done? THEN, how luckily am I that he isn’t a premadonna like so many other celebs & make me pull over to wash the car, or go and complain to my boss or a ton of other shit he could of done.

So anyway, I’m not off to the best start with meeting & hanging out with “The Godfather of Wrestling Podcasts” but at least I didn’t kill him lol. We stop at Subway (He buys my Subway sammich BTW, which I’ll never stop telling people lol) & we are chatting. He asks me what I do for a living & I tell him that I actually am a wrestling podcaster & publicist for the promotion. He seemed to think that that was cool because I told him “Man, I know you’ve heard this a 10,000 times before but you are a HUGE part of the reason I have a wrestling podcast. you paved the way for so many of us in my generation to host our own wrestling podcast.”

You could tell he was genuinely flattered by what I had said. We go on to talk about a ton of other stuff, my military background, which led to him thanking me for my service & giving me a fist bump in appreciation.

It was around this time that he asked me how i got into wrestling. I told him the cliff notes version but you know, it felt so weird to tell him the story, almost uncomfortable. It was because i felt like he thought i didn’t belong in “The Business” because I was not a wrestler. I knew there were wrestlers out there that don’t think you should be in the business unless you are a wrestler or were a wrestler. So i was nervous to tell him.

It was like he knew what I was thinking, he knew in a weird way i was looking for his approval & guess what, HE GAVE IT TO ME! The host of one of the most successful wrestling podcasts of all time just gave me his stamp of approval.

Colt told me You know, at least once at every single show I’m working the merch table & someone will come ask me “How do I get into wrestling?” & i just want to say to them “BRO, a wrestling promotor isn’t going to just pluck your resume out of thin fuckin air, you have to put yourself out there!” & that’s the truth, you have to make your voice heard. You have to be a hustler. You have to hussle to get into this business without being a wrestler. I’m sure you’ve seen that already. You have obviously hussled to get to where you are, I can tell. If you are podcasting every single day on top of working for the promotion, you’re a hustler.

That one paragragh is what this entire blog entry is about. “You have to be a hussler.” When he told me that, it was like it was a turning point in my life. Not only had he told me that i was a hussler, but he told me you had to hussle to get into this business.

It was confirmation that I belonged in “The Business.” up until that point i was unsure how some of the bigger names were going to accept me. Colt was the first big name that I spent time alone with & he being so open & accepting of me coming into the business is what gave me the confidence to openly talk to guys on car rides. Guys like Matt Striker, MVP, Matt Sydal, Juvie, Lisa Marie Baron, The Von Erich’s and probably a dozen more.

If Colt hadn’t made me feel like i belonged in this business, I might not of ever applied for the Wrestling Training Academy! He barely knew me but he saw my worth, my passion, my drive, he could tell that I bring something to the table.

Thank you guys & gals so much for reading todays blog post. I’m still learning guys so if yall have ANY constructive criticism about my blog entires, please dont be afraid to email me and tell me. i would LOVE to hear from you guys on how to improve the content i put out into the universe.

Stay Strong & Too Sweet!

 

 

“The Sly One” Jordan Fox

Podcast – Indy Wrestling Radio
Twitter, Facebook & Snapchat handle for podcast – @IWRdaily
my personal Twitter & Instagram handle – @FoxThePodcaster
Email – JordanFox@TheChairshot.com


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Jordan Fox’s BLOG: Heroes of Wrestling, Wrestling For A Cause, UFC

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Disclaimer – Sometimes you might wonder what the point of the stories are… I’ll be honest, sometimes there isn’t going to be any meaning to what I’m blogging. I just simply want to share these really cool moments I get to experience. I get to experience these wonderful moments because I work in “The Business.” I work in wrestling, that might not mean much to a non fan, but to wrestling fans, being a full time wrestling employee, like I am, is the Holy Grail.
The wrestling business is my full time job, my “shoot” job & this blog details the fun I experience in our wacky world of wrestling… ENJOY!

* Heroes of Wrestling Episode deuce:

Well, obviously I’m biased but I thought it was good stuff. I’m so anxious to get to our next show so I can improve my performance. I’m watching & seeing these awesome matches & all I can think about it my subpar performance on commentary.
At first I didn’t think my performance was subpar but now that I know everyone is wanting a face/heel dynamic, I can see that I’m not really given them exactly what they want.
Our first 2 tapings (which will amount to our first 4 shows) I was doing a little modern take on commentary which is a friendly duo (think Ian & Colt Cabana for Ring of Honor) not so much a classic take.
But hey, this is how you learn. I’m not gonna say it hasn’t rattled my confidence a little BUT I’m gonna make sure that it doesn’t rattle me for good… If that makes sense at all.

As far as the matches go, HOLY SHIT, they were good… If you haven’t watched, you need to. It’s been less than 24 hours so I’m not going to go through them match by match on this blog simply because I don’t want to play spoiler to anyone who hasn’t watched yet.
I do want to give a special shout out to my boy Will Allday. If you are not following him on social media yet, you need to, right meow!
At our last TV taping, I got to pick his brain a bit & even told him that I hope once I’m healed & back to training in the ring that I could roll with him some & learn some stuff from him & he was all for it. that’s a true pro right there.
As of our last taping he had 22 matches under his belt & I swear I thought he was a 3-5 year pro. FFS, I hope when I have 100 matches in I’m just half as progressed as he is at 20…

* UFC 229

I’m gonna just come out & say it – If you think Khabib Nurmagomedov should be suspended &/or stripped of his UFC Lightweight title & you DON’T think that Connor McGregor should of been suspended, stripped, fined, tarred, feathered & whatever else could be done to him, then you are a hypocrite!
What Khabib did was inexcusable & he is gonna known for that one mistake for the rest of his life. Notice that I referred to it as a mistake.
Now lets look at the shit that Connor pulled prior to this fight. Following a press conference, Khabib had just gotten in a van taking the fighters back to their hotel. McGregor punched a UFC official and threw a dolly through the window of the van. Two fighters were cut by the glass, and both of their fights were canceled.

The UFC took no action.

The Athletic Commission took no action.

You know what Conor fans did online? They shared the video of him throwing the dolly all over social media saying shit like “OHHHHHHHHH the fool is crazy.” “I love Conor!” & I know because even though I didn’t share the video, I did have those thoughts to a degree.
You know what the UFC did with those videos of Conor throwing that dolly through that window? They used it as part of the build up videos prior to the fight. THEY USED IT TO HYPE FANS. They used it to make money. It was an incident that put people at risk, I would argue far more risk than Khabib jumping out of the cage did.

Lets talk about what Conor did with his words… He called Khabib father a sniveling coward and implied that his manager was a terrorist in 9/11 who turned state’s evidence.
Conor implied that Khabib’s manager took part in the worst terrorist attack in this nations history & did not get in one bit of trouble, you know why?
PPV buys, that’s why.
PPV buys are already estimated at more than 2,350,000 buys, with the expectation the number will top 2.4 million.
Conor’s second fight with Nate Diaz, his biggest MMA fight ever, was 1.5 million.
Conor was able to throw a dolly through a van window injuring people & publically accuse his opponents manager of being a part of the 9/11 attacks all because his PPV buys are double anything Ronda Rousey ever did.
I guess money does talk…. loud & obnoxiously

* Upcoming Event

Tomorrow, October 13th, 2018, I’ll be working the “Wrestling for a Cause” show in Claremore Oklahoma! If you are a reader of my Blog & you are at the show, you BETTER come say hi so we can take a picture together!!!!!!!!

Thank you to everyone that reads on a regular basis!! I truly appreciate everyone that is on the pro wrestling journey with me!!

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Show Twitter – @IWRdaily


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Jordan Fox’s BLOG: Heroes of Wrestling’s First Episode

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Disclaimer – Sometimes you might wonder what the point of the stories are… I’ll be honest, sometimes there isn’t going to be any meaning to what I’m blogging. I just simply want to share these really cool moments I get to experience. I get to experience these wonderful moments because I work in “The Business.” I work in wrestling, that might not mean much to a non fan, but to wrestling fans, being a full time wrestling employee, like I am, is the Holy Grail.

The wrestling business is my full time job, my “shoot” job & this blog details the fun I experience in our wacky world of wrestling… ENJOY!
Episode 1 is in the books! Heroes of Wrestling is officially an Indy Wrestling Promotion with a media outlet that can reach thousands. As of this writing in fact, it (or we) has reached over 1,400 people (in terms of views.)

I’m anxious to know what people thought of the show but it’s hard to get accurate poll numbers in a situation like this. I could run a poll off of the Heroes site but it would be biased because the majority of people that would see the poll are people that have liked the Heroes of Wrestling Facebook page.
So, I guess that is something we won’t be able to fully report on until we get a wider reach with our episodes. Until then, you are stuck with what I thought of the show lol.

We shot 4 awesome matches, each one I grew more & more jealous that I am not able to get in there & learn from each of these professional athletes.

*Fabio Estrada vs “Mr Studtacular” Brysin Scott – These two guys are pure workers. I’ve been able to scratch the surface with both of these guys & I can’t wait to have them both on the show. you absolutely need to watch this match.

*Randy Wayne vs Graham Bell – I called my first “bull rope match” which featured Randy Wayne & Graham Bell. Holy shit these two guys are tough. That was a lot of fun. I had met both guys earlier in the evening & both were really cool to talk with. I was in a couple of group convo’s with Randy & you can tell he knows a lot about the wrestling business so I hope to pick his brain more as I get to know him better. I didn’t want to be the douche bag that asks him for advice on the first night lol.

*”The Arab Legend” Al Farat & Akbar Farat (w/ DF Santos) vs Brent Mckenzie & Scott Mckenzie (w/ Andy Dalton) – This match featured Al Farat who is someone that I really look up to. He has given me advice multiple times since i came into the business & has even came on my show, Indy Wrestling Radio. It was a fun match with tons of antics. This is truly one of those matches that you suspend your disbelief during & have a hell of a time watching.

*Brock Baker vs. “The Young Gun” Chandler Hopkins – Very Entertaining match. These two guys are insane in the best way possible. both of them in great shape & both of them know their way around a wrestling ring in a way that I hope to accomplish someday.
This show brought back a great memory of mine from the night it was shot. The night started off with me getting ready in the locker room & as I was pulling my hair back, my friend & stablemate, Malico, came to me & said we need to shoot something short for our MadWorld web series we are developing. During the 30 second clip he called me by my character name for the first time, Sly. I was over the moon. Something I’ve worked so hard towards & dedicated so much time to felt like it was starting to come together at that moment. It’s still one of my favorite moments in this business.

I hope everyone that is reading this will go to the “Heroes of Wrestling” Facebook page & watch our first episode. For me, someone new to the wrestling business (that has been a life long fan) it was truly an honor to be a part of the making of this new show. I absolutely cannot wait to see our work on tv.
Till next time ladies & gents! Stay Strong & Too Sweet!!

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Jordan Fox’s Blog: Indy Wrestling Diaries

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Disclaimer – Sometimes you might wonder what the point of these stories are… I’ll be honest, sometimes there isn’t going to be any meaning to what I’m blogging about. I just simply want to share these really cool moments I get to experience. I get to experience these wonderful moments because I work in “The Business.” I work in wrestling, that might not mean much to a non fan, but to wrestling fans, being a full time wrestling employee, like I am, is the Holy Grail.
The wrestling business is my full time job, my “shoot” job & this blog details the fun I experience in our wacky world of wrestling… ENJOY!

I worked my second event for Heroes of Wrestling last week. Color Commentary. I freaking love it. I love the job, I love the promotion, my commentary partner (which is also my boss lol), the wrestlers, everything is going great there.
I want Heroes to be my one constent. I want to travel everywhere to wrestle but I’d love for Heroes to keep me right where I’m at so every 3rd Sunday of the month I know that I’m going to either be on Dish Network, YouTube or Facebook doing Color Commentary.
As far as I know we haven’t gotten any new info on when & where we will be on Dish Network… BUT I CAN’T WAIT!
I am jumping at the chance to show off that I have what it takes to be a great commentator to a large audience & that is exactly what I’m going to do when we do get on Dish.

Being an employee of Heroes of Wrestling has given me the oppertunity to become friends with some great up & coming wrestlers based out of Houston Texas, Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling Training Academy to be exact, two of them being Brock Baker & Will Allday.
Let me tell you, these two guys are going places. It’s not “If” they’ll make it big, it’s “When” they’ll make it big. mark my words on that.
Plus, they are just all round awesome guys, I’ve been picking their brains about my character & they have both been so helpful. Guys, if y’all are reading this, I’m sorry if I’ve bored the shit outta you with questions about my character & in ring stuff. hahaha. I will make it up to both of you! Thank you both!

Yesterday on our DAILY show (Indy Wrestling Radio) my co host, Floyd, mentioned Iceman King Parsons & so i wanted to share this story about my experience with him.
We were working a show in Dallas in April & after our pre show meeting he grabbed me by the arm & told him that he wanted to make sure that I was proud of what i was contributing to the business.
he had heard me tell my boss all the websites that I was in contact with about getting our show results out to them. I had been working hard on getting our name out there & he just wanted to make sure that I knew that i was appreciated & that I should be proud of that.
It was such an awesome thing for him to do. It didn’t take him but 20 seconds to tell me to “be proud of what I’m doing in this business.” 20 seconds & it left a huge impact on what I think about the business. 20 seconds & here we are 5 months later & I’m still thinking (& blogging) about the moment.

You know, the meeting that we were in, one of the topics was making sure that your punches looked crisp. Chavo told us that if “your punches looked like shit, you don’t need to be throwing punches.” lol well, i obviously wasn’t wrestling yet but at that time i was thinking seriously about starting, so i was hanging on every word that all the veterans were saying. He saw me analyzing every word that was said & so he took a second to address the whole lot of us.
So he gave us some huge tips on how to work on our punches. He gave us those tips while looking at me the entire time. The whole time I’m sitting there thinking about how this was “Iceman” King Parsons teaching me how to throw a punch, HOW COOL, RIGHT?!
I’m not going to share his secrets, but I’m going to take full advantage of knowing the secret now that I’m training.

Speaking of training, I have not trained in over 45 days. I sprained my ankle & I haven’t been back in the gym yet. IT. FREAKING. SUCKS.
I did run for the first time today, though. So, that is a step in the right direction. I’m going to do cardio everyday this week & if I don’t feel any major tightness or swelling or any problems at all for that matter, I’m going to start back at the academy next Tuesday.
It’s been extremely disheartening not being able to train. I feel like a wimp getting hurt so quickly into my training.
Chandler Hopkins, one of the wrestling Blue Chippers in Oklahoma (seriously, one of the absolute best in the state) gave me some great advice on taking care of the injury, getting an ankle brace & MOST IMPORTANTLY how to deal with it on a mental level.
I was getting really down, it didn’t seem to be getting any better & I was growing antsy & restless. He reminded me that if i went back too soon I was only going to make things worse.
Thank God that he talked me down because I was seriously about ready to go back & now looking back on the situation, I know that I would of just made matters worse, I would of been out longer & I might of done some serious pernament damage to my ankle.
So Chandler, if you are reading this, THANK YOU!

Dude, What the hell happened last night on RAW to Liv Morgan?? Who in the hell made the call to keep her in the match?? Whoever it was should be fired.
Last night Brie Bella was performing some “Yes Kicks” on her & accidently kicked her in the face… twice.
Now I know that that is her husbands gimmick & it makes 100% sense that she is doing the move set, I get it, I’m not really blaming Liv getting kicked in the face on Brie. Accidents happen, I get that. But, Brie, just like everyone else in that ring & the crew around said ring should of known that she needed help.
The minute she went out cold they should of stopped the match & taken C-spine precautions to ensure if there was a neck injury that they didn’t make it any worse.
I think I’m gonna wait & see what happens with the whole situation before I go into great detail about it, maybe I’ll blog about it at length later in the week after I see the replays & get some other opinions about it.
But I worked in emergency medicine for 7 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic & Flight Paramedic & I can tell you that it was extremely dangerous to be jerking her around like that instead of securing her neck.
That match was not so important that you couldn’t stop the match & use a backboard to get her to the back. So what if it turns out her neck is fine, better safe than sorry.

Thank you guys for checking out the blog!! It’s been getting tons of traffic & nothing but great reviews, so truly, thank you!

Personal Twitter & Instagram – @FoxThePodcaster
Podcast Twitter & Facebook – @IWRdaily
Email – JordanFox@TheChairshot.com


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