From the office of President Andy
Well Brent wanted
stuff to read so I figure I would start a column and throw out my two cents every now and then. The title is a work in progress.
I just like this one because it makes me feel more important then I actually am. So from now and again I will write some news
and thoughts that I have on the season and the group in general. So on to business.
The season that was:
was a bigger success then I could ever imagine. I loved every minute of it. Everyone probably thinks that I am just blowing
smoke up everyones ass; but I truly mean it. This is the best group of workers that I have ever been apart of! Thank you for
making it the best it could be. There were a lot of people that said we would never make it past the first year. Well we are
here and we just keep getting stronger.
This last year
I have been amazed by the young talent in this group. You guys bust your ass and put on a hell of a show. Us older guys can
feel pretty good leaving BYW in the hands of such awesome talent. So keep wrestling smart and safe and you guys will tear
up this fed years to come.
I have received
e-mails recently from guys interested in being apart of the FVWA. So expect more transition this year. We may/will lose people
along the way but with the interest that you have created for this group Backyard Wrestlers from all over Wisconsin have looked into working with
FVWA. Plus, I have received e-mails from as far as North Carolina in people wanting to fly here to work with us. I will continue to work all season on locating the
best talent for everyone to work with. Also, if you know anyone interest in wrestling, managing, refs, or just anyone who
would like to help please get them to shows. The more people working for the show the better it will look. The better it looks,
the bigger the crowds will get.
Thank You, Shane:
I wanted to
take this opportunity to thank Shane for his leadership and hard work in FVWA. I think he provided the spark that this group
needed early to become one of the biggest and Best (no pun) in the Mid-West. Running the pre-show meetings and working with
young talent has helped greatly.
The Meccas and the
A big Thank
you to Chris, Tim and everyone who helped maintain the ring and buy parts we needed to keep it in shape all year. They cant
do it alone. We need extra help all year to maintain the ring and the yard around it. I know its hard for everyone to belly
up the greenbacks. I just think if everyone could throw in some money here and there it would help. I dont expect the same
3-4 guys to carry the burden of paying for upgrades and upkeeps. Plus just having more people to learn how to tighten ropes
and under cables will help as well.
I have heard
that Chris has some donors that will give us material for a new ring. Chris lay out your plans and what you need from us and
we will make it happen. I know everyone is always looking to improve on the ring and this would be a BIG step in the right
direction. So everyone needs to help either with time or money for this to work. Its all up to how bad you guys want it.
I would like
to thank Momma Mecca for this now the 4th year of wrestling in her yard. Tim you can relay this thank you for me.
Plus, I would like everyone to thank her personally next year. You dont know how many feds fold because they have no where
to wrestle. We are very lucky to have such a great spot. (with good parking)
Not much will
change. I will handle the booking duties and all the headaches that go with it. All I ask from you is contribute ideas and
be there. If everyone can do those two things it will help a lot and maybe I wont be so burnt out after this season.
Well this looks
like a good year. We have a solid base now. 75% of the roster knows each other and has worked with each other. Everyone else
is blending in great. We will keep building on this solid ground and make this the season to remember. I expect everyone to
continue off the good vibes and great skill showed at HS3 and carry it over to this year.
For a few guys,
including myself, this may be the last season and we would like to go out with a bang. Even if I retire from the ring, I will
always run this group as long as you all want to be here. This will be my 8th season and I feel good and am looking
forward to kicking all your asses. Take care and Ill see you in March.