Thursday, October 5, 2017

Taking the bully by the horns

Farmer vs. JD Wilk
Courtesy: Steve Belcher

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

The phrase "take the bull by the horns" is defined this way: "to deal bravely and decisively with a difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant situation." That definition embodies the spirit of JD Wilk. He will be taking a bully by the horns though, not a bully. Farmer Billy Hills has been on a recent string of abuse.

It all started in August when Farmer viciously attacked Wilk after the two lost their match against Stride Pro Wrestling tag team champions Maximum Overdrive. It seemed to stem from a simple miscommunication between the two friends, but in September Farmer put an exclamation behind the bully moniker. 

Shoved by Farmer
Courtesy: Steve Belcher
In September as I tried to get a better explanation from Farmer for his actions, he shoved me. Hard. Of course, it hurt physically, but my feelings were hurt too. I've explained before Farmer and I go back several years. His frustration and anger took over and he let me and the fans of Stride Pro Wrestling know how he feels. Thankfully, JD hit the ring before Farmer could do anything else.

Courtesy: Steve Belcher
Later that night, Farmer and Roger Matheus beat Jay Spade and Wilk in a tag team match. After the victory and the announcement, I was told to redo it and give it some feeling. It was then that I knew the shove was more than just a spontaneous reaction to my questions. Farmer Bully was born in my 1-2-3 cents.

Beaten down
Courtesy: Steve Belcher
But now JD gets another shot at redemption. He and Farmer will battle at Friday night's 'Rasslin' in the Ville' fundraiser at Community Consolidated 204 school in Pinckneyville. Wilk is the dream chaser and has made great strides in his short career. He's come back from serious injury more than once. His heart is as big as Farmer's bad attitude. I know I should be unbiased, but I'll be rooting for JD.

Hopefully, after Wilk beats Farmer the bully side of Billy will go away. I believe we can still be friends and I'll gladly head back down to the farm in Mud Lick, Kentucky for a hoedown. How about it Farmer? 

1 comment:

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