Today's edition isn't about a particular moment, per se. At least it's not a moment that was shared by millions of wrestling fans. This one's personal.
Allow me to paint a picture for you. It's early 2005, around late March. I hadn't watched - and barely even kept up with - wrestling for just about four years. It's kind of funny that my fandom died down at the same time WCW went down in flames considering I always favored the WWE as my wrestling company of choice.
I missed a ton of stuff. I missed the entire Invasion - although that may not be such a bad thing -storyline, I missed the ascension of Brock Lesnar into the main event scene, I missed the return of my all-time favorite wrestler Shawn Michaels.
I did end up watching most of WrestleMania XX simply because my girlfriend's father had ordered it and I used the opportunity to chat wrestling with him so he wouldn't be reminded him that I was railing his daughter. But besides that, nothing.
That is until my good friend - and fellow life-long wrestling fan - forced me to watch an incredible move he had never seen before.
Check it out.
Petey Williams' Canadian Destroyer finisher -- a flipping piledriver -- single-handedly reginited my fandom. From that point on, it was on like Donkey Kong. I was attended shows -- including one stretch where I saw four WWE shows in three weeks -- including those of my local promotion Professional Championship Wrestling. I started a quasi-legal DVD business with my friend specializing in matches that stars in the US had across the Pacific. I was ordering just about every pay-per-view (PPV), be it WWE or TNA. I was absolutely hooked.
I wasn't born a wrestling fan but I certainly will die one.
And all it took was one move to remind me of that.
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