It was half way through 2012 and I had just broken up with my girlfriend. She had thrown all my stuff onto the front lawn because she had snooped onto my Facebook and seen I had been talking to a a girl – even though the girl I was talking to was my cousin in regards to my grandma’s funeral. I tried to explain it to her, but did she believe me though? No. Her mum rang me while I was out fishing saying “um you better come home, Jess is throwing all ya gear out on the grass”. Not my playboy magazines I thought!
Everything started falling apart for me around this time. My Grandma who I was extremely close to passed, my girlfriend broke up with me and then I had transferred rugby league clubs. I struggled to fit in at the new club. These things happened all at the same time give or take a week or two. I started to get depressed badly, I could hardly eat, I wasn’t looking forward to anything and I was now living on my own so I became I recluse for a while.
Waking up in the morning I felt like just hiding in bed, not wanting to face anyone. I lost interest in all things I enjoyed like chasing woman and going to the gym. Nothing seemed to be able to fix me. That was until a package came in the mail I had ordered from the USA a month back. It was a whole bunch of wrestling dvd’s I had ordered off a website. I’ve been a big time wrestling fan since I was young. I got the package, normally I would tear it open and begin watching but being in the state I was in I just didn’t feel like it.
Eventually I decided to open the package; I had brought a new dvd from a company I had not heard of. The Company was called Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and the event I had brought was called Threemendous 3. I began to watch it and every match I watched just kept getting better and the more entertained I was. I started to forget about my worries and was fully immersed into what I was watching.
Then came the main event it was a tag team ladder match. One of the teams in this was called the Young Bucks, Nick and Matt Jackson. They were these two cocky brothers in their mid-twenties. They were so charismatic and sure of themselves; I immediately started rooting for them to win. They reminded me a lot of myself before all this stuff had started happening to me. The ladder match was awesome; it was probably my all-time favourite match with so many amazing and unbelievable moments throughout. One being when Nick jumped off the ladder bounced off the top rope, flipped and landed on his opponent on the floor. At the end of the dvd I had stopped worrying so much about my problems and wanted more of what I had seen!
I finally got through my depression thanks to wrestling and the Young Bucks, I began to make good mates in my new rugby team and soon began to get back on the dating scene again, everything was perfect!