Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Bob Orton cost me a shot at tag team gold

Farmer's proposal to team up
Courtesy: Steve Belcher

Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

I hope no one took the title on this blog too serious, as I am kidding around. But I did want to take the chance to write more about the upcoming Stride Pro Wrestling benefit show this Saturday night. Money raised at this event goes to the YouthBuild program of Jefferson and Marion Counties. On the show, “Farmer” Billy Hills teams with WWE Hall of Famer Bob Orton against Stride Pro Wrestling tag team champions, Ax Allwardt and Scott Phoenix. The duo known as Maximum Overdrive had a successful defense this past Saturday night. And as I found out, their manager J. Wellington Beauregard is quite confident his team will beat “the Farmer and the retired wrestler.”

Farmer vs. Hargas
Courtesy: Steve Belcher
The reason I throw my name into the mix is that at the Brave the Storm show in April, Farmer beat Chris Hargas to earn the tag title match and pick the partner of their choice. As Farmer made his way back to the locker room, we met on the ramp. He took the mic and teased the crowd that he’d pick me to be his second in that all-important championship encounter. The proposal took me off guard and there were no real plans for that to happen, but it did get me thinking about stepping through the ropes again.

Chances are you know that I have had one match, nearly five-and-a-half years ago. You can watch it on YouTube and hear the story behind it on the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast. I was hesitant to ever wrestle because I wasn’t a big fan of the Michael Cole-Jerry Lawler storyline in WWE prior to what we worked out in All American Pro Wrestling.

Winner, winner chicken dinner
But in the end, I think our fans enjoyed the story and the payoff. I know I had a blast, but at the same time respect every single man and woman who has ever wrestled. It’s no easy task and the fact that they put their bodies on the line on a regular basis is nothing short of inspiring.

The bottom line for this whole blog is to say that if the right opportunity comes along, then yes I would get in the ring again. I’m not going to lie, I liked the attention my match garnered in 2012. I also like the fact that I can say I’m still undefeated after all these years.

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