batsnumbereleven Posted December 16, 2017 Share Posted December 16, 2017 Monday 1st December 2015 Hi. My name is Antonio Marquez. You all know who I am. I'm one of the most famous wrestlers, and the greatest wrestler, in the world. I am honoured to be seen as a hero in my homeland of Mexico. You know me better as “Champagne Lover”, hero of South of the Border Pro Wrestling, or as “Antonio Ramoray” on The Young and The Fearless. So what am I doing here in California, I hear you ask. It is a long, long story, my friend. I shall try to keep it short and simple, but... you know... So, all my life I am being tied to South of the Border – obviously a name that an American came up with – and I enjoy my life as an icon of screen and canvas. I hope that one day one of the big, American companies will come in and make me even more famous in America as well. Preferably paying me large amounts of dollars to secure my amazing talents, of course. I become Campeonato many times, and even am honoured as Wrestler of the Year on several occasions by your prestigious Wrestling Newsletter. I hope to find myself pitted against other stars of the mat, the Sam Strongs, Sam Keiths, Tommy Cornells, Christian Faiths of this world, and show that greatness can be measured in so many different ways, in so many different styles, like the greatest of them have done before me. But I hear nothing. The years pass by, and I think that, maybe the SWF do not appreciate what I can give them as an entertainer – perhaps I am too Mexican for them, no? The TCW, perhaps they think the lucha libre is not what heir fans want to see, with the tecnicos and brawlers they have there? The USPW, the new powerhouse, they think I am too flash, too risqué for them? So I stay with South of the Border, and continue to be recognised as the greatest in Mexico, and time passes more, and I conclude that the time for me to be “el hombre” in America is passing. I hear about other, smaller companies, and I wonder if they are put off by my lifestyle or my extravagance and think they cannot afford me. Then I hear from Mr Cliff Anderson. Mr Cliff wants me to come to America. Not just to star in his high-flying energetic wrestling ring, but to help to run it. To book the shows and run his office. He has a man who has been doing this, but wants to go back to being a lesser man, who talks about the show. I look at his company. They have some very good lucha wrestlers. They have some very silly names as well. First order of the day will be to change some of that. Americans think we Mexicano have some funny names for our wrestlers, but “Air Attack Weasel”? Really? It has no rudos and tecnicos, only luchadores. Some are not really luchadores either though. No, I look at his business. It is nearly thirty years in its history, but is still small. It has some money, but is not making lots of money back. It has good connections with some other, small, companies, but it has problems that need money to fix as well. Mr Cliff has fought off people who want to buy it from him, and also those who want to use it for their own ends as a training school. I agree, not without some reservations. But it is a new challenge for me. We see how this progresses. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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