It has been a few weeks since I posted Part 1 of this glimpse back in time, but now we are back on track and continuing to look back at this story from WGDWeekly and their experience at Wrestlecade 2013 and with Justin Credible. Now instead of wasting time hearing me talk let's get to the next part of the story. To read Part 1 of this follow the link
Top of FormAs the date grew closer, both Steve and I, as well as the fans voicing their opinion on WrestleCade’s home website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts were thoroughly excited to see Justin possibly renew some old rivalries from his “extreme” days, given his history with both Dreamer and C.W. In the weeks immediately preceding the event, Justin (P.J. Polaco in his everyday life outside of the ring) had been dealt some difficult twists in the road to say the least, as his wonderful wife, Jill was diagnosed with cancer. This would be a tough enough blow for any family to take, much less one who has their personal life for the most part seen at any “curve in the road” by millions of dedicated wrestling fans on a daily basis across the internet. Now, P.J. himself has always been very open and candid in addressing his own personal demons from the past, as well, and as a recovered addict that has just recently celebrated one year of being drug free and sober, one would certainly think that unfortunate news such as this, coupled with the weekend schedule of working the independent circuit would make it even more difficult for a ring veteran of two decades to keep on the straight and narrow, which he very admirably has managed to do.
So, even though I am sure that it would be a difficult decision given said diagnosis to fly out the day after Thanksgiving to make his Wrestlecade appearance some 675 miles from he and Jill’s Connecticut home, there was never even an inkling of him not making the appearance. Fast forward to this past week, where on Tuesday, I briefly spoke with P.J. and he was dealing with some passport and paperwork issues at the Department of Motor Vehicles that he would need to take care of in order to make his Friday morning flight to Winston-Salem. After a brief conversation, I assumed all was in order and we had made arrangements for Steve to pick him up at the airport as he traveled north to Wrestlecade. Just checking to make sure all was ok, I touched base again on Friday, just hours before his scheduled take off, and after repeated attempts with the DMV, and thanks in part to the recent government shutdown, he was not able to renew or receive the documentation that he needed to board the flight. Our first thought was, although we would be disappointed, that obviously sometimes things happen that are out of one’s control, but as our conversation continued, I came to realize that P.J., along with his wife Jill had already started on the road, driving the 675 miles completely on his own dollar so to not disappoint us and more importantly the fans at Wrestlecade who were looking forward to a rare southeastern appearance by the “Extreme Icon.” “I will be there,” he told me, asking for the hotel’s address and going on to explain that in his past, he has regrets from some of his darker times in the industry and that he was not going to disappoint his fans no matter what he had to do to make the show.
(Credit to WGD Weekly with Steve and the Scum) Original post can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/WGDWeekly?ref=br_tf
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