I’m not usually a goal oriented person. I usually just try to work hard and see what comes my way. As well as my first full “Rookie Year” went, it possibly would have gone better if I had been working towards specific goals.
In 2016, my loose goals were;
To improve my fitness and lose weight. CHECK!
At the beginning of 2016 I weight around 118kg and got blown up doing the smallest of activities in a wrestling ring. At the end of 2016 I am down to 98kg and much fitter and stronger than I was.
Put my name out there: CHECK!
Now, although I am only working for Elite British wrestling and sporadically Phoenix Events at the moment, My name has been passed around to other companies for potential work. I have stretched my name out to the like of SSW in Scotland, House of Pain Wrestling in Nottingham and a couple of others. Some have been passed my name from people that I have been working with. Others have seen my promo work online on my facebook page, www.facebook.com/AlanKaywrestler. I have been passing my name to other companies and hopefully in 2017 some new shows come my way and I can spread my wings a little bit.
Become The Biggest Heel. SEMICHECK!
This is a bit of a tricky one. When i was told I was turning heel at the beginning of 2016, I was determined to become the most hated person in wrestling. To an extent I did this. During my last match of the year, in the monsters Brawl NODQ match against Dirtbag Dave Stewart, when my arm was raised as a the winner the crowd hated every single moment of it. So while everyone hated me when I was in the ring, I wasnt the most hated. David DeVille takes that accolade and quite rightly so. He is one of the best workers I have ever met. A personal hero of mine!
Right, So on to 2017. Now I have got a full year under my belt it’s time to knuckle down and make something of myself. Some of these goals come under a personal stance some from a working stance, either way I want to make 2017 my bitch.
- STAY CLEAN
2016 was a weird year for me. Despite everything going well in front of the curtain, behind the golden curtain it was a struggle if I am completely honest. I struggled with drink and pain killer problems previously and towards the end of 2016 they got to a point where I nearly lost everything and had to make a decision before a decision was made for me. The decision was to cut it out. completely. NO MORE. I had got to the point where I didn’t care about any one around me but most importantly I was starting to take myself for granted. I didn’t care about anything I did and it was affecting every single relationship I had. So my goals for 2017 (and obviously beyond) stay clean.
2. Work in Scotland
My Dad, who sadly passed away in 2012, was a huge influence on my life but never got the chance to see me wrestle. So I just want one chance to wrestle in the country of his birth. I know he would be looking down with pride.
3. Work a show in Blackpool
This one is all for me. I absolutely adore Blackpool, no really I do, don’t judge me. All of my happiest memories in life involve family holidays to Blackpool. I watched numerous wrestling shows in Blackpool as a kid and they were some of the happiest days ever. I would love the chance to do anything on a show in Blackpool to pass create new memories for the next generation of kids. Luckily there are more and more shows going on in Blackpool, Megaslam, PCW and even HCW are doing shows in the Las Vegas of the North in 2017.
4. Get A Title.
I sound like a mark but screw it, we’re all fans at the end of the day. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be doing this. If you’re not in this business to be seen as the best at what you do then get out now. Championships mean you are doing your job correctly and you are doing it well. No better feeling than having a chance to win a title. I hope for that feeling in 2017.
5. Stay Motivated.
This is the hardest one of all. Throughout 2016, for multiple different reasons, I hated wrestling. Sometimes it was because of something I was doing, sometimes it was because of something being done to me and other times there was nothing happening and I was just plain fed up. Motivation is critical to any dream. The moment you start questioning whether you will achieve your goals is the moment you will fail. You have to always believe. That was my issue last year. I doubted everything I did and never believed I was good enough to achieve my end goals.
As for people I would like to work in 2017? Pfft, that list is huge.
Joseph Conners, Paul Malen, David DeVille, Hustle Malone, Mark Sanders are just a couple of LOCAL talent to me that I have wanted to work for a while. Heck, why not dream big? There’s also national talent with the likes of Bubblegum, El Ligero, T-Bone, Lucas Archer and HT Drake that I would consider an unbelievable honour to have the chance to work with. So long as I keep myself focused I am sure there’s no reason I can’t be pushing for those matches to happen.
Sorry, went a bit Cody Rhodes on people there. I am so determined to make this year count. Thanks again for your time. If you wish to keep more up to date with me and my graps visit www.facebook.com/ALanKayWrestler
Later nerds x