These are just a few of the things friends, family, and fans say to a professional wrestler as they leave/arrive for a scheduled event. They are heartfelt sentiments that don't really encompass how a professional wrestler thinks. (Side note: I'm talking about a true professional wrestler, not the posers who dress up as a wrestler and simulate what they see on television because they don't have the testicular fortitude to obtain the right training and stick with it. They take the easy way out...)
That way of thinking does not describe many of the wrestlers in OCW as most of our talent have experience wrestling in crowds in many different organizations that span many different states across this country. A true professional wrestler has spent the time training in a ring for hours, days, weeks, and months on end honing his craft. Spending equal amounts of time studying, not watching, video of opponents, peers, and mentors so they commit what they see to muscle memory to be ready for any situation. The type of individual this opitimizes, in 2 words - Matt Taylor. The Dark Star has spent his time in the gym, in the ring, and studying match after match and that hard work has paid off.
When Matt Taylor left his home on Saturday morning for "Battle Lines" he knew he would be in for a hard fought battle against Robby Starr. He also knew he had the skills to beat Robby Starr. Luck has little to do with skill. Being safe will not make you great. And having a good match only applies when you play tennis. This is a fight, an all out "Katie Bar The Door" Slobberknocker (Credit: Jim Ross) and when the dust settled, there was only one man left standing. The Dark Star has Risen.
This goes to show you anything can happen at an OCW event. For the OCW Wrestlers, do not get comfortable. For the OCW fans in attendance on Saturday night, you were treated to a solid show topped off with one helluva match.
Matt Taylor walks into The Guernsey County Fair on September 19th as the OCW Champion... Will he walk out the same or will somebody else step up to wish upon another fallen "Star"?