"Everybody has heard about my "personal demons" in the past [voice cracking], but nobody really knows the truth about it."
"...on Tuesday, I'm still good and then by like Wednesday, I just, I crack, 'cause I hate to be without him. I hate to be alone. I live on the beach. I go to the beach every day. But, I'm still just a depressed mess."
"...seriously, the three most important people in my life, that I ever had, are gone. So it's always going to play a part, it's always going to hit that depression spot."
"...I was afraid for my life half the time. It was really bad. It really wasn't a good...wasn't a good thing at all. [Tearfully pauses] On a daily basis I would be told that I was fat, ugly and worthless. Almost daily, I was hit. A couple times I ended up in the hospital..."
"...but like I said, there have been years in my life where I wouldn't pick up a drink. For years..."
"Do you want to know how I got my first drink? With my "then boyfriend," Shawn Michaels."
"In my twenties, I once said to myself, I'll probably die at 36 because I wanted to be just like Marilyn Monroe. And I actually looked in the mirror and said that to myself...because back then with the pills and drinking, everybody was crazy on the road..."
"If you think about it, when you're drunk, you don't even know what you're doing. You have no idea. I don't think I'm violent, I could be wrong..."
"...it's a really hard decision to actually take this step. Don't ever let anybody think it's not because it's...and being that I was there once, and I know what it's like. It's tortuous. It really is."
"...turned me on to, "Hey, gotta hit Tijuana with me." So first couple trips, I was making with Louie [Spicolli] down in Tijuana. After he passed away, I was going by myself, and I was taking orders, not saying for who, of what people needed from Tijuana."
"...I said Davey Boy. I'm like, "Davey!" And I hear, "No, it's Diana." And right away, my heart sunk. I'm like, "What's up Diana?" She goes, this is exactly what she said, "Davey just died."
"...between Rick Rude, Curt Hennig, Davey, Owen, it's just..."
"...how did it turn from New Jack saying he's going to be in New Jersey next month, "I'm going to take care of him," to me asking him to...I'm not even going to say the words."
"...and I was getting tossed by Beth. So I grabbed Victoria and I grabbed Beth Phoenix and I said, "Listen, get me out, fast."
"...the screwjob happened. Bret stormed into Vince's office and was out within like three minutes. Immediately, Vince walks out of the room with a black eye. You don't get a black eye that quick. If you get hit, it takes a little bit of time for the idea to get black. Three minutes is not enough time. My theory..."
-- Dragon Gate USA sent out the following today…
Dragon Gate USA will present two Seminar/Tryouts in July for wrestlers of all experience levels. This is an opportunity to learn the Dragon Gate system from the top Dragon Gate wrestlers, get seen by all the important staff, improve your resume and possibly get booked. Normally you would have to travel to Japan and somehow get into the rigid Dragon Gate dojo for this kind of experience. The Seminar/Tryout is open to all wrestlers who have completed any pro wrestling training course. This is not for people that have never stepped foot in the ring before.
We can confirm that wrestlers from both upcoming Seminar/Tryouts will be booked on the shows that evening. This is your chance to get in a DGUSA ring and possibly even on iPPV. Rich Swann, Uhaa Nation, Samuray Del Sol and Scott Reed all earned regular bookings and Swann/Nation have even toured Japan based on their participation in DGUSA Seminar/Tryouts. Several other talents have been booked in DGUSA and EVOLVE through the DGUSA Seminar/Tryouts.
The DGUSA Seminar/Tryout schedule has:
July 28th - Taylor, MI - Head Trainer is Akira Tozawa
July 29th - Chicago, IL - Head Trainer is YAMATO
Each Seminar/Tryout will take place before the Dragon Gate USA show that night. It will be at the same venue as the DGUSA events. Several wrestlers from past DGUSA Seminar/Tryouts have been booked in DGUSA, EVOLVE, FIP and on tours for Dragon Gate in Japan. This is the opportunity you've been waiting for.
We have a special offer for you. It is $149 to take part in a Seminar/Tryout. You can reserve a place in both the Taylor and Chicago Seminar/Tryouts for just $199. This makes you a part of the DGUSA team for the entire weekend. All participants in the Seminar/Tryout are welcome to stay for the events that night. You can still get just a tryout for only $49.
ATTENTION: We now have a "pay-as-you-go" option for those who have already participated in a Seminar/Tryout. Once you sign up for one Seminar/Tryout, you can attend future Seminars/Tryouts at half price. This is so you can continue your training in the Dragon Gate system and be seen more by the Dragon Gate office. Please email Help@dgusa.tv or call 267-519-9744 for payment arrangements or if you have any questions.
The tryouts will consist of an opportunity to get into the ring in front of Dragon Gate officials and wrestlers including CIMA. Tryout wrestlers will be... (Continues on next page)