Happy WrestleMania Week, everyone! I hope those of you who made the trip to New Orleans have a kick-ass time — the WrestleMania week/weekend experience is something every wrestling fan should experience at least once in their lifetime.
And if you weren't able to go, as is the case with me, let's hope the WWE Network provides an all new at-home experience that we haven't had in previous years.
WrestleMania week started a bit somber for me, however. I don't generally bring my personal life into my pro wrestling world, but I want/need to ask you all a favor.
My cousin David, a 13 year-old wrestling fanatic who has battled Tuberous Sclerosis (TS) all his life, is currently undergoing his second brain surgery to remove a tumor they found at a recent routine checkup. As I write this, he is only about halfway through the procedure with another 3-4 hours to go.
In an attempt to help him with some of the social barriers the disease has caused, and because hosting a wrestling talk show just like his big cousin does with VOW is something David has always aspired to do, he and I launched "Two Cousins Talking Wrestling" about a month and 1/2 ago.
If you have a second (literally, that's all it will take) head over to VOW's official YouTube page, where we posted the latest episode — David wanted to do a special "Slammy" edition where we give out our 2013 WWE Awards — prior to him leaving for the children's hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.
If you can, please do the following three things:
1. Click play (feel free to watch the whole thing, of course, but it's also for the statistic as well)
This show is one of, if not "the" major highlight of his life right now. He watches the YouTube page like a hawk each week to see how many people watched, liked or commented on the latest shows. I would love NOTHING more than there to be dozens or even hundreds of comments waiting for David when he makes it through this surgery.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this. Truly, your generosity towards this issue means the world to me. And even more to David, or as he likes to be called: DL Chiz!
And without further delay — let's jump into my official 'WrestleMania 30 Preview & Predictions' edition of Stars in Progress where I'll break down the entire card.
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