EXCLUSIVE: What’s Your Legacy?

Kevin Kelly

What’s Your Legacy?
By Kevin Kelly

I’m not talking about the former faction… I’m talking about how you will be remembered when you are gone. What is your legacy and what will be the legacy of those in the professional wrestling industry?

But first, many thanks to all who wrote me following my column entitled “No One Gets Fired”, which created some spirited debate, the point of any opinion column. While there is no right or wrong to the issue, I stand by my assertions on both Serena and Bryan Danielson. Will their individual legacies be written on a pink slip, or what they do following being fired?

With Bryan back in the WWE, he has a great chance to make himself so valuable that the company would never even consider firing him again. Serena does too if she learns from her mistakes. We all can learn from our mistakes, both small and large. Legacies can be written for us but too often, we cage ourselves, limit our abilities to grow and deny others the opportunity to learn what we can teach.

The tragic number of wrestling deaths over the past decade, with a heavy recent contribution, negatively affects everyone in the professional wrestling industry. Part of my legacy will be that I worked in a business that fostered drug abusers. Luna’s legacy will forever be tainted by her drug overdose death. Chris Benoit is wrestling’s OJ Simpson and sadly, there will be more coming down the pike.

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