Likewise, the average fan or reader of said reports more often than not does not even think to consider these larger than life personalities as human beings, much less as a father or a husband, who is not necessarily under a huge contract to WWE or TNA but makes their living traveling endless miles each weekend to perform for us, the fans, even though at times not only are they lucky to break even on their expenses in traveling to the shows and then back home to their families once they are finished, but often times they have to cut their losses altogether and lose money to continue doing what they love and giving the fans a glimpse of their heroes. While the stories of a “no show” or some type of perceived “rip off” is very commonplace in the internet wrestling world, the story I will tell involving former ECW Champion, Justin Credible from this past weekend is one that is exactly the opposite of this and tells a tale rarely heard about through these types of media I speak of, and that is one of a superstar going above and beyond all circumstances to come through for his fans even when the odds are completely stacked against them.
This past weekend, myself and my partner and longtime friend, Steve were involved with the fantastic, WrestleCade event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as over 100 superstars from the past and present were on hand for an all-day fan Fest to be followed by an exciting night of wrestling action before a sold out crowd which I believe was upwards of 2,500 in paid attendance. Steve and myself (“The Scum” on air), host a weekly podcast interview show called WGD Weekly, and when we were first thinking of attending WrestleCade, back in late August, we contacted a performer that had just been on our show and was in the midst of doing his best to re-emerge on the wrestling scene through various social media outlets and such, Justin Credible. After speaking with the promoter and founder of WrestleCade, Tracy Myers, we were thrilled to find out that not only was it felt to be a good fit for Justin to appear on behalf of WGD Weekly at the show, but he was also interested in bringing him in as the special guest referee in one of the night’s main events, a return bout from the ECW days, pitting Tommy Dreamer against C.W. Anderson in an “I Quit” match. Justin was very grateful when we approached him about working at WrestleCade and has been very supportive and helpful to our show both prior to this coming about and in the weeks and months to follow.