075 - The Hunt (Part 2) Jan 13, 2018 23:59:03 GMT -5
Post by Gabriella Camacho on Jan 13, 2018 23:59:03 GMT -5
I accompanied Handler and his friend Greg on their hunting trip. I made the drive to where Handler said to meet up. I had my trademark “I just woke up in these” pants and some warm weather gear. I knew even though this was Cali, it gets mighty cold up in the woods. Handler could only chuckle at me as he say me approach.
“That outfit just screams hunter.”
“Yeah, well, I’ve never been hunting before. The fuck do I know about hunting?”
“Why did you even bother then?”
“Because you invited me!”
“Did you bring a gun?”
“No. Why? I’m just kind of here to watch.”
“Well, I mean, we could be out there for a few hours and not shoot anything.”
Greg emerged from the garage loading his gear into the truck
“It’s like fishing.”
“I get it, I just haven’t ever done it.”
“Trust me, you have the patience, you’ll be fine.”
“You know how patient I am.”
“You were in the Army with me, of course you have patience. Everyone in has to.”
“Anyway you two, let’s get going.”
Greg, Handler, and I all crammed into his pickup and drove for what seemed like ages, but it was just a small drive with a lot of twists and turns. Maybe it was because in the woods, everything looks the same, I don’t know. We finally stopped and pulled off to the side of the road. Greg and Handler unloaded everything and we began to walk, I did my best with the two guys taking what seemed like giant steps, splash and sloshing through everything to get to our destination. Where that was, I had no idea.
We walked for what seemed like ages, everything around us just dense woods. I had no idea where I was or what the hell we were doing. I tried to just give it a shot and not being a complainer. Greg finally stopped and knelt down, looking and then placing his fingers in the dirt and looking around.
They started walking and I whispered to Handler.
“What way? What is even happening right now?”
“Greg’s tracking. He can tell based on prints and smells the direction an animal came from.”
“Oh, thanks for the tracking lesson.”
We all continued to walk and I began to actually relate this to wrestling. Like, holy shit, I’ve been tracking people in a similar fashion. We finally got to a nearby stand, and entered.
“Well, they’re not far. So, we’ll just hunker down here.”
We sat in the stand for quite a while, just whispering to each other and Greg every so often using a deer call.
“I can’t believe they are attracted to that stupid thing.”
“It’s the noise, they’re curious and they want to see what the heck it is.”
“Dude, I’ve seen deer, they get spooked at grass rustling, that things attracts them.”
“I was just going leyman on you, sorry. You had a lot of questions this whole time.”
“I guess I’m just curious too.”
“It’s all about getting what you’re hunting exactly where you want them. Then you put them down.”
Once again, I began to relate this to wrestling. I did that shit a lot and I didn’t even know it. Now I could put the whole thing together. I didn’t think I would enjoy it, but I was totally having a blast hunting, mainly because I was always using hunting tactics, and I didn’t even know it.
We finally shot a deer and I wasn’t too mortified by it, I was just kinda like… “okay.” But that’s what happens when you hunt successfully. Your prey is easier to take down.
It was a lot of fun to hunt with Handler, and I learned quite a bit, now, I was going to go back to my own element and do what I did best. I had some hunting of my own to do.
From Gabby’s Blog:
It’s always a pleasure to hear the sound of silence every once in a while. No barking from the day, just the wind, birds chirping, stuff like that. I’ve almost forgotten what the sound of just nothing, is like. Because ever since I proved that I am at the top of the heap in LAW, there have been nothing but flies buzzing around my head. Nothing but chatter from the peanut gallery over and over and over again about how they’re the best, they run things around here. They are the pinnacle of LAW. And now, now that most of them shut up, most of them stopped buzzing in ear and nipping at my heels, it feels good. I no longer have to listen to them, and those who are still buzzing, it’s only because I just have that effect and I make people do it. It was almost refreshing to hear Angelica and someone actually being slightly humble around here. It’s a breath of fresh air around these parts. Normally it’s just catty cunts yapping at each other and trying to drag each other so they can win points on twitter. And while this upcoming match is a change, I’ll even allow for Angelica’s partner to cheer her on, she’s supposed to. I’m even all for the Cool Kids giving Angelica words of encouragement and advice. Let them. But I’m going to have to go ahead and bring Angelica up to speed on things.
You see Ms. Vaughn, You yourself made the statement that I “have been running things since I won the championship back.” I’m paraphrasing slightly, but that’s the gist of it. But unfortunately, you’re not entirely correct. I have run things around here pretty much since the first time I won the championship. Despite what your friends tell you, I am the measuring stick around here. It’s why this championship is around my waist. It’s why I’m at the top of the mountain, and have been here since February of 2016. Many have tried to bring me down. They’ve stepped on my fingers and still clawed my way back to the top. If I wasn’t good enough, I wouldn’t be in this position. I intend to make my reign as champion as good as anyone has ever seen. Now granted, it’s not off the best start, but if you think that makes me an easy target, if you think you’re about to catch me slipping, you had best seek advice from better people. Because I’m walking into LAW 75 on a mission to make 2018 my best year ever in wrestling.
You can listen to people like Kenzi, because she’s now etched her name in the record books as a winner of a champion’s challenge, but you need to understand that Kenzi is nothing more than a fly on my shirt. She is my puppet. She dances on my strings. All I have to do is mention her name and she gets triggered. She doesn’t want to tag me in tweets when it’s obvious she’s talking about me, because I mention her, even in passing. I pull her strings and make her talk. She does what I want her to do. And she’ll hear my words, and she’ll have something to say. She can’t help herself. And it’s because deep down she’s upset she’s never beaten me one on one. It eats at her inside, so she does anything she can to try and one up me. That’s because of who I am, not who she is.
But you don’t need to go down that path Angelica. You really don’t. I’m here today to try and ward you off that road. It’s only going to lead to petty jealousy. Trust me, it’s not a good look for anybody. If you continue to keep these people around you, it’s not going to end well for you. Your friends are users and petty losers who can’t get over reality. And that’s really just sad at this point, but hey, what do I know, every excuse in the book has been made for why I am where I am, it can’t be because I’m good, it can’t be because I worked my ass off to get where I am. Nope, not possible. Are you going to now join that crew too? I’m here to tell you right now that it’s not going to lead you to where you want to go. You may not understand it now, you may not get it right away, but down the road, you’re going to thank me. You’ll thank me for making this clear to you. Because a lot of people thought the way you are probably thinking right now. “Who does she think she is?” right? I’m just sitting here telling the truth and people can’t handle it. It’s harsh. I’m sorry, I’m just blunt and I call it like I see it. Some people can take it, and some can’t. I fire shots because I don’t know of any situation in life where it’s cool to get shot and not shoot back. In fact, I try and shoot first. You’ve been running around here, and the most impressive thing you have accomplished is win a series of matches. Even you have to admit that you’d of thought you would be further along in your career by now than where you are now. You could have had a ton of exposure of LAW chaos champion, and then you refused, and have won tag matches since then. But, when it mattered most, you came up short against the Angels. You’ll have to forgive me for not paying attention to your career records in the 5-6 other companies you work for. I don’t have the time, nor the patience to sit down and go “Hey, look, in company X, you’re going well, but in company Y, you’re not doing so hot.” What I’m concerned with is what you’ve done here. I don’t care about you kicking a football for a shitty football team. The name Angelica Vaughn has not meant much to me until now, because you are my opponent at LAW #75. An opponent that I have to defeat. Other than that, you’re just the tall chick in the Cool Kids.
Maybe afterwards things will change when it comes to my outlook on you. You see, because of what I say, and how I say it, I tend to get people mad at me. Maybe you are right now, maybe you’re sitting here thinking “How dare she?!” It’s all part of the plan Angelica. All part of what I do to people. I antagonize by simply being here to some people. And some I have to tell people. It’s part of my charm. I bring out the best in people because they hate me so much. I bring them to their best, simply by talking about them. That’s the mind games I have played and the reason I am a 3 time LAW champion. You’re going to find out that first hand. In fact, I’m sure you already found out.
But, it’s just something I’ve done and more and more I learn to master it. Much like my recent hunting trip I went on. I learned that how to draw in the prey. I learn to get the prey exactly where I want it. You bring your best, because you know you have to at LAW #75. You need to, otherwise, you are going to get hurt, and embarrassed. I know that both Kenzi and Sarah have told you the same. And you’re going to come out swinging, I know this, you know this. You will need to be at your absolute best in order to get the win at LAW #75 Angelica. Your best. Maybe you’ll prove everyone wrong, but the odds are against you. And now that I’m on the hunt, I’m going to be a proactive champion and take the fight to my opponents. I just hope, for your sake that you are prepared for the storm that’s coming your way. Don’t take what happens to you at LAW #75 personally Angelica. It’s what happens to everyone who tries me.
And as for the rest of you, I’ll be waiting to see who exactly steps up.