Over at our friends at On The Turnbuckle, they interviewed Perth based Australian wrestling veteran, and god father of the Perth wrestling scene, “The Messiah” Davis Storm.
During the interview they asked about how he was feeling nearing his 20 year mark as a wrestler, and if the aches and pains are starting to creep in:
“Yes, but I would like to think that I’m also a far smarter worker than I was 15 years ago that I I’ve walked away from the sport for about a year, not from the company or from training, but from my own performance on shows around the time my son was born mostly due to constant headaches.
I wrestled a bunch of physical matches where I took a lot of unprotected head strikes and I needed a break from wrestling. And the way that I wrestled throughout that period showed a complete disregard for my future and obviously kids helped reshape that perspective.
The birth of my son definitely gave me a different perspective that I didn’t want my kids to be growing up with a Dad that didn’t want to run around with them or take them to the park, or if they one day want to wrestle or I can coach my son’s footie team, I wanna be there to try and share all these things with them.
Look honestly, I would love to play into my grizzled old vet years, when my body feels beat up and I’m all miserable, but I’ve never felt better in all my life and I’m starting to get myself into the shape I always should have been in (big shout out to my friend Bret from Progress365) and I feel like I’m forty years young and I’m rip raring to still go.“
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