Mootinie Posted August 4, 2016 Share Posted August 4, 2016 http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q685/RynWlsn/CZCW16/coffeerichmoney.jpg http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q685/RynWlsn/CZCW16/Roster/paulparsons.jpg Barely two months after that fateful accepted invitation into Allen Packer's office, Rich Money sits in a coffee house in Oregon and stirs. Stirring and stirring, the same thoughts for the past fifty-three days. "Why do I need to even explain my retirement? I'm Rich Money." Even though he had been under the knife twice in two months, Paul takes solace in knowing he never missed a date he was previously signed to appear for. "I worked at the top of this business for 22 straight years without a single major injury. There ain't a schmuck in any sport that can say that." "But I can say that it has a price. The nights spent trying to find somewhere, anywhere that is still serving food and having to settle for whatever the service station is selling at 2 hours past the dot. Waking up in the middle of the morning with a pain in your side so sharp that you find yourself hunched over the bathroom sink basin..." He thinks about his best friend way back when. He had many names but the one you know it best for is Percocet. "Pop one of those and get through James Justice tonight Paul. Always my own worst enemy. 'Thirty minutes with Nicky Champion? No problem, the kicker will get me through it.' It didn't matter who was barking the orders; Robbie Sanchez, Peter Michaels, Richard Eisen... it was the angel over my shoulder that was convincing me that it was all worth it. Or was it the devil? I never have the clarity to remember..." Paul's life as a wrestler was at least engaging. His days were full. Since retirement, he has struggled to fill the hole where professional wrestling left him. Feeling hollow, he convinces himself he was the victim. "I was vilified for leaving SWF. They called it the 'Black Wednesday Betrayal'. Me, Steve and Dawn: painted as the villains because it was convenient. If leaving your job when you're unhappy is betrayal then the United States of America is the most morally unbalanced nation on the planet..." To Paul, the grass at USPW was greener. The paycheck was fatter. But ultimately, it was a sea of change. If only that was the truth... http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q685/RynWlsn/CZCW16/bettercallpaul.png Timeline Chapter I: Rich Money's Internal Dialogue Chapter II: The Guru Makes A Phone Call CZCW Revolution 2016! Chapter III: Cliff Notes CZCW Departure 2016! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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