It's been a busy few weeks since I was officially announced as the winner of TNA Wrestling's British Boot Camp, which is the main reason why I have been unable to blog recently.
First off, I just want to say thank you to everybody who took the time to tweet, text, call and message me after the announcement. It was increasingly difficult to get back to everybody individually, but I did my very best. Knowing that you have the support and thoughts from your friends and your peers is an amazing feeling.
There were so many times when I almost lost faith, thinking that there would never be a place for a person like me in the wrestling business. But I never stopped believing and I was very fortunate when I was offered to be a part of British Boot Camp along with Marty Scurll and the Blossom Twins. I couldn't be happier right now, so again, thank you.
We have also had the TNA Road To Lockdown Tour 2013 where we visited Dublin, Glasgow Nottingham, Manchester and Wembley Arena, which still has the whole country buzzing with excitement. So many great moments happened on the tour and the fans who all came out got to see their favourites seemed to have the best of time.
The Tour schedule was very tiring as expected. It gave me a real education as to what 'life on the road' will be like. Educating your body with eating times and work out times will become part and parcel, but for the most time it was all about getting good rest in preparation for the day ahead.
I made my TNA debut at the Manchester Arena TV Tapings, which have just aired on Challenge TV in the UK and Spike TV in the US. Watching it back was incredible. I remember the roar of thousands of my own countrymen. I remember walking past Jeremy Borash - the man instrumental in guiding me towards my dream - standing on the middle rope and facing the audience. I saw all the flash bulbs, heard all the people and appreciated all the arms waving in appreciation. I remember it all, and it was everything I ever dreamed it would.
I can't tell you why I wanted to become a professional wrestler, I just always knew that I had to be. If you tune in to Spike TV or Challenge TV to see my first match at the TV tapings from Wembley Arena, I think only then you will truly understand.
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