WrestleMania XXX Preview

WrestleMania XXX

Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, LA

WrestleMania is finally here! The “Showcase of the Immortals” has arrived! The build to this year’s Mania is a little lackluster for some, but no matter the hype—or lack of—this event always produces memorable moments. With many stories set to culminate at this year’s Mania, it can be argued the 30th edition of the annual spectacular will be remembered for decades to come. The biggest story of this year’s event is undoubtedly the rise of Daniel Bryan and if he will overcome the odds to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. We’ll get to that in just a bit, but let’s first check out how we did last time with our Elimination Chamber picks.

My Results- 5 for 7

WWE Tag Team Championship- Fatal 4-Way:
The Usos (c) vs. Los Matadores vs. Rybaxel vs. The Real Americans

Nice to see the Tag Team Championship featured in Nola, even on the Pre-Show. The Pre-Show will be exclusive to the WWE Network during its 2nd hour. So if you aren’t subscribed, you will miss this match. And that would be a shame because this is going to be a hot opener. The tension between The Real Americans seems to have dissipated since receiving this title shot. But a loss here might cause their issues to boil over. Not sure how the Matadores ended up getting a shot at the Title. I’m fairly certain they had 2 tv matches before being thrown into the mix. And Rybaxel’s inclusion is also up for debate; they were glorified jobbers for a stretch there. This match is set to give The Usos a WrestleMania Moment. At least they don’t have to defend against the New Age Outlaws…

Our Pick- The Usos retain.

6-Man Tag:
The Shield vs. Kane & New Age Outlaws

Yeah, so this is happening. I’m enjoying this unexpected face turn by The Shield, but I question how long it will last. The clear sign is Roman Reigns will emerge from the group as a top star. So expect him to showcase here. Nice to see Kane on the card, but pairing him with the Outlaws is somewhat bizarre. How long will the Outlaws last as a regular act on WWE programming? It’s difficult to pick against the young guns here, as a win for Kane & the Outlaws does nothing for them. Shield dominates this one and wins with a Reigns’ Spear on Kane after a Double Suicide Dive by Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins on the Outlaws.

Our Pick- The Shield wins.

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal-

It’s an interesting premise. 30-man Battle Royal in honor of the first WWE Hall of Famer, Andre the Giant. While that’s all well and good, what’s the point? The winner gets a trophy of Andre the Giant. Not a Title shot. Not an extra payday. Just a trophy. I’m not trying to knock the match. I’m as big a fan of Battle Royal as anyone. But they need to have an ultimate prize to be useful. A trophy that will be forgotten 3 months from now isn’t it. Hopefully, this Battle Royal is used to showcase some of the top workers who deserve this WrestleMania payday.

My Pick- Dolph Ziggler wins.
Victor’s Pick- Big Show wins. (Because a giant has to win one of these every once in a while)

Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational:
AJ Lee defends against every Diva on the active roster

This match will be one fall to a finish with 13 divas competing for their top prize. In case you were unaware, the codename for this match in WWE Creative is “Suck it CM Punk.” Clearly, this is a message being sent to CM Punk through his rumored fiancée AJ Lee. AJ’s reign as longest reigning Divas Champion in history will be coming to an end, which is a shame. The top 3 Divas who are being groomed to be the next Champion are Naomi, Brie Bella, & Nikki Bella. Naomi has multiple non-Title victories over AJ. Brie & Nikki are both former Champions each linked to a top superstar in the company. Brie with Daniel Bryan, Nikki with John Cena. It also sets up a fairy tale season finale for “Total Divas,” the reality show following most of the Divas.

My Pick- Brie Bella wins.
Victor’s Pick- Nikki Bella wins. (Or Vickie Guerrero wins if she is added to this match)

John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt

This match is about Cena’s legacy and Bray Wyatt’s attempts to destroy it. Bray is trying to strip away the superhero façade Cena’s built over the last 12 years. The Wyatt Family has been superb in their role, nipping at Cena’s heels since the Royal Rumble when they cost him the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It’s nice to see Cena look somewhat human in this angle. Just having him admit he’s scared of the Wyatt Family gives them credibility. And Cena’s doubts he can beat Wyatt have helped build a head-scratching pairing on paper into a legitimate WrestleMania main event. This is a huge opportunity for Bray Wyatt to solidify himself as a main event player. A win for Wyatt would be huge. But this is WrestleMania and there’s no way WWE’s top star loses here.

My Pick- John Cena wins.
Victor’s Pick- Bray Wyatt wins.

Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar

Normally, I would go into a long winded diatribe about the match and explain the build. But honestly, this is Undertaker at WrestleMania. He isn’t losing and I couldn’t care less about any of Brock Lesnar’s recent matches.

Our Pick- Undertaker wins (22-0)

Winner Advances to WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H

This match has been brewing since Summer Slam, when Triple H cost Bryan the WWE Championship the first time. Since that moment, Triple H morphed into an overbearing heel authority figure, whose insufferable need to put himself over has caused WWE Raw to be unwatchable at times. Perhaps I’m just out of touch, but the fact that Triple H could even remotely end up in the main event of WrestleMania XXX is mind-boggling stupid. What sense does it make that the guy running the show could also be its Champion? While we’re on the subject, please remove Stephanie McMahon from tv. She’s mind-numbingly inept on tv (which is somewhat ironic) and she will never get her comeuppance for being such an arrogant bitch because she won’t take a legitimate bump in the ring from anyone. Vickie Guerrero competed in matches during her General Manager runs, something Stephanie will never do. So just get her off my tv, because it’s quite annoying having to fast forward through her segments. As for this match, I don’t trust Triple H. His ego is massive and having one more run at the Title is not something I put past him. It’s well known this match was never the intended match for WrestleMania, so I don’t expect a satisfying payoff to this match. I expect a “How I Met Your Mother” series finale middle finger to the fans.

My Pick- Triple H wins.
Victor’s Pick- Daniel Bryan wins.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship- Triple Threat:
Randy Orton (c) vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan or Triple H

Batista’s Royal Rumble win was met with about as much excitement and interest as watching paint dry. Fans were not buying it, and having him shoved down our throats did not make it better. It was obvious fans wanted to see Daniel Bryan in the WrestleMania main event, and anything less would be considered a failure. WWE attempted to remedy this by making the main event a Triple Threat match, with either Triple H or Daniel Bryan winning the final spot. Randy Orton’s title run is coming to an end; it’s just a matter of who will end it.

My Pick- The Winner of the Daniel Bryan/Triple H Qualifier
Victor’s Pick- Daniel Bryan wins.

Does it feel like WrestleMania season? This year’s Mania feels like it’s coming in on low fuel. But there’s hope for optimism. New stars to be made. Legends to be solidified. History will be made. For the first time ever, WWE attempts to stream the event live on the WWE Network. Any streaming issues during the event could spell disaster for the Network and future events. The first time WWE streamed a live event was NXT ArRival, a very good show but it was marred by streaming issues. WWE has attempted to correct this by streaming Main Event live, but whether or not they are successful will not be clear until this Sunday. Don’t forget to watch the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony the Saturday before WrestleMania, on the WWE Network! Many top stars will be inducted, but I’m most looking forward to the speech from Lita (quite possibly my favorite Diva) & the speech for the late Paul Bearer. It should be a good show. WrestleMania XXX is upon us! Which WrestleMania Moment from the 30th event will be remembering a decade from now?

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WWE Elimination Chamber 2014 Preview

Target Center
Minneapolis, MN

Who would have guessed one month after the Royal Rumble the biggest story in WWE would be the sudden, abrupt departure of CM Punk? Worse yet for the company, this story is not scripted by Hollywood tv writers. This story is all too real, and could be a sign of things to come as more superstars debate whether to stay with WWE when their contract expires. Punk’s “sabbatical,” as WWE Chairman Vince McMahon characterized it during a conference call this week, has created an opportunity for a new star or stars to emerge. This is the first big chance for those future stars to make an impact at the peniultimate PPV of this WrestleMania season. Elimination Chamber may lack in its undercard, but its double main event has much potential. Before we look forward, let’s take a look back at our Royal Rumble picks last month…

4 for 5 (Quite the bounce back!)

Kickoff- Tag Team Match:
The Brotherhood (Cody Rhodes & Goldust) vs. RybAxel (Ryback & Curtis Axel)

An unfortunate demotion for the former Tag Team Champions as they have a meaningless match with a throw together tag team in RybAxel. The former Champions need a win to get back on track. Hopefully, Cody & Goldust get the win here because there’s no reason for Ryback & Axel to go over here. The only other outcome would be the Rhodes brothers splitting leading to a match at WrestleMania XXX, which would be a show-stealer.

My Pick- The Brotherhood wins.

Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil

Since there isn’t a divas match on the card, here is your designated bathroom break.

My Pick- Darren Young wins.

Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio

There’s only one outcome here. Batista destroys Del Rio. Batista needs momentum heading into the main event of WrestleMania XXX, especially since he’s being booed by half the audience.

My Pick- Batista wins.

Tag Team Championship:
The Usos vs. New Age Outlaws (c)

If you told anyone 10 years ago the Outlaws would be Tag Champs in 2014, you would have been laughed at and received many puzzled looks. Of course, you would also be right. While I enjoy the nostalgia of the Outlaws, there’s no reason they should be Tag Team Champions. It’s difficult to believe the Outlaws are the best team in WWE. My guess is they will be transistional Champions to The Usos (something I predicted a month ago). Anything beyond a one month reign for the New Age Outlaws is too much. I predict new Tag Champs here, with a rematch at WrestleMania XXX.

My Pick- The Usos win.

Intercontinental Championship:
Big E (c) vs. Jack Swagger

In case you haven’t figured out, WWE wants you to forget he was once Big E Langston. He’s now just Big E. And Big E needs someone to do the job on his road to WrestleMania XXX. Sorry Jack, but that’s where you come in.

My Pick- Big E wins.

Six-Man Tag Team Match:
Wyatt Family vs. The Shield

This is why you’re ordering this PPV. A dream match that for a while looked like it would never happen is ready to explode at Elimination Chamber. The two most dominant factions in recent memory are set to square off in a battle of young stars ready to grab the brass ring. The standouts of this match are Bray Wyatt of the Wyatt Family and Roman Reigns of The Shield. The Bray Wyatt character has quickly become one of the more entertaining since he debuted with the Wyatt Family. His over-the-top mannerisms and crazed in-ring style have put him on an apparent collision course with WWE’s top star John Cena. That match is rumored to occur at WrestleMania XXX, so expect Bray Wyatt to shine once again as he builds to what will be the most important match of his career with Cena. Bray put on an impressive show with Daniel Bryan last month at the Rumble, and he could bring out the best in Cena. But that requires the Wyatt Family to win this match.

Why? Simple. Roman Reigns is ready to fly solo. After an impressive showing in the Royal Rumble match, including a setting a new record for most eliminations in a single Rumble match, Reigns is primed for a big babyface push. The finish here is simple, but powerful. Roman Reigns inadvertently spears Dean Ambrose. Bray goes for the cover, but Ambrose kicks out. A melee ensues between the two teams with Bray Wyatt laying out Seth Rollins with his Sister Abigail finish, hopefully off a springboard attempt by Rollins. As the ring clears, Ambrose, Reigns & Bray Wyatt remain. Ambrose kicks Reigns in the gut and plants him into the mat with his Headlock Driver finish and Bray Wyatt gets the pin. Post-match, Ambrose yells at Reigns that no one is bigger than The Shield, and as he turns to leave, Reigns recovers and hits him with a spear. That should get people talking heading into the WWE Network launch the next night. (You didn’t really think I’d overlook that did you?)

My Pick- Wyatt Family wins.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship- Elimination Chamber:
Cesaro vs. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton (c) vs. John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Christian

There are a couple different ways this match could unfold. I expect Cesaro to be the long man in the Chamber, possibly with Daniel Bryan as #1 & #2 to start the match. Cena is likely going to eliminated by the Wyatt Family to set up the aforementioned WrestleMania XXX match. Christian & Cesaro are newcomers to the Chamber, while Orton will compete in the structure for the 6th time. Orton has yet to win a Chamber match, and it seems this match is designed to give him his first Chamber win. However, Daniel Bryan’s overwhelming popularity, combined with the extremely negative response the Royal Rumble match received for not having Bryan could cause WWE to call an audible and have Bryan win the Chamber. It cannot be overstated how much of an effect the WWE Network launch has on this PPV. WWE needs a big hook to gain subscribers to the Network the next night. Having Bryan win the Chamber match would be one way to do it. Another way would be a massive number of legend/Hall of Fame returns at the Raw in Green Bay, WI. Since the latter is more likely to happen, I’m resigned to picking Orton to win the Chamber match.

My Pick- Randy Orton wins.

I expressed my excitement for the WWE Network launch last month. Now with an idea of the programming on the Network, I am even more excited. Every PPV in WWE, WCW, & ECW history including some controversial WWF Attitude era events plus NXT has me hooked and ready to subscribe on Monday. This Monday’s Raw could be one of the most impressive shows in the last 5 years, with the confirmed return of Hulk Hogan to WWE, Elimination Chamber fallout, and various returns, it will be can’t miss! WWE needs buzz like this because it is sorely lacking from the 30th WrestleMania. I don’t think we will get a sudden change to the WWE World Title match with Orton & Batista. But a possible Shield Triple Threat match and Cena vs. Bray Wyatt are both intriguing possibilities. As wrestling fans, WrestleMania is our Super Bowl. As Jim Ross said, “It don’t get any bigger than this!” WWE needs to bring it with this WrestleMania and I believe they will. But it’s time for them to reveal their hand. We need more than just Orton vs. Batista to sell this. Starting Feb. 24th it’s put up or shut up time for WWE.

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2014 Royal Rumble Preview

2014 Royal Rumble
Consol Energy Center
Pittsburgh, PA

The Road to WrestleMania begins in the Steel City! I must admit, I’m quite glad my TLC predictions regarding the Title Unification match did not come true. I like the direction certain stories are progressing towards, and I believe this year’s Royal Rumble could be one of the best in some time. That is, as long as WWE Creative pays attention to the product. It’s not hard to see which stars are over, and common sense should prevail. However this is WWE, and anything can happen (which includes bone-headed, half-assed heel turns). I’m happy to be back for another year of predictions, but let’s first look back to our TLC results to see how we did.

Our Results- 3 for 7 (We’ve done worse though)

Kickoff Show-
WWE Tag Team Championship:
The Brotherhood (Cody Rhodes & Goldust) (c) vs. New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg)

This match reeks of title change. The story is trending towards Chief Operating Officer Triple H letting his buddies overrun the company and take over. This would be the next step. This way, CM Punk can point out the corruption in the WWE offices and start the build to a possible Triple H/CM Punk match. The Outlaws would likely drop the Title the following night on Raw (Live! From Cleveland, Ohio! Gee. I wonder who could be in the crowd for that?) And they would likely drop the Title to The Usos, who have to be a top contender after defeating every member of the Wyatt Family multiple times. By putting the Title on the Outlaws, the split of the Rhodes Brothers can begin as well. I suspect the split begins here, with Cody taking the fall due to a miscommunication with Goldust. Then, Goldust & Cody can meet in the Royal Rumble match with Goldust eliminating Cody after a double team elimination during the match. This leads to the a well deserved WrestleMania match for Goldust & Cody Rhodes that could easily steal the show.

My Pick- New Age Outlaws win.
Victor’s Pick- The Brotherhood retains.

Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt

I wonder if WWE Creative, specifically Vince McMahon, actually watches their product. Because I have yet to understand why they decided to have Daniel Bryan join the Wyatt Family, let alone their sudden backtracking to pull Bryan out of the Family. It’s crap like this that makes it difficult to keep viewers engaged! The guy is so massively over with fans that they universally chant “YES!” in every arena across the country, not just WWE events! Someone please strap a rocket to Daniel Bryan and push him to the top! What more does he need to do to get a damn push? Obviously, I’m sick of the mistreatment of Daniel Bryan, but I’m looking forward to this match. The dynamic between Bryan & Wyatt makes this an early favorite for match of the night. Bryan really doesn’t need a win here. Clearly, wins & losses don’t matter to the Fans who keep chanting “YES!” But a win for Bray Wyatt would be huge. Since his match with Kane at Summer Slam 2013, Bray Wyatt has not appeared in a singles match on PPV. He needs to shine in this match, and he’s in there with the perfect person to do it.

My Pick- Bray Wyatt wins.
Victor’s Pick- Daniel Bryan wins.

Big Show vs. Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman)

I’m not even going to pretend that I care about this match. You don’t bring back Brock Lesnar to lose his first match back. Though I will point out this match is a rematch of sorts from their encounter at the 2003 Rumble match. Lesnar won that match and the right to enter the Royal Rumble match, which he won also.

Our Pick- Brock Lesnar wins.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship:
John Cena vs. Randy Orton (c)

Since this match can only be won by pinfall or submission, does that mean it’s No DQ? If so, that makes things much more interesting. I don’t see any reason for Cena to win the Title here, even with a strong push by the announcers of Orton being the first WWE World Heavyweight Champion & Cena possibly being the second. I prefer Cena in the “chase position” of the Title & Orton is finally showing character instead of being the lackey of The Authority. I hope I wasn’t the only one who was laughing as Orton grabbed John Cena’s Dad on Raw a couple weeks ago and beat him to the ground. That was hilarious! And it was so shoehorned into the show! They weren’t even in Boston, Cena’s hometown. By the way, when is Kofi Kingston going to get his Title shot? He pinned Orton clean, 1-2-3, that night. Or are we just going to pretend that never happened?

Our Pick- Randy Orton retains.

2014 Royal Rumble Match- 30 Men- Winner Main Events WrestleMania XXX against the WWE World Heavyweight Champion:
#1 Entrant- CM Punk

I love the Rumble match! For 26 years, the Rumble has made stars, provided memorable moments, and created a legacy in pro wrestling. I’ve always felt to be considered one of the best WWE stars, you have to have a Rumble match victory on your resume. The list of previous winners is a who’s who of Hall of Famers & future Hall of Famers: Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Ric Flair, Edge, Randy Orton, & more.

Working on the assumption Randy Orton will be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion heading into WrestleMania, there are only a handful of superstars who should win this match: Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, & Batista. Bryan is currently not scheduled for the match, but since when has WWE been straightforward about who will be in the Rumble match? I predict Bryan enters the Rumble match either #29 or #30, whether or not he wins is TBD. Bryan vs. Orton at Mania would be a great way to cap off their nearly year-long feud, which started when Orton was a babyface in early 2013. Their matches together have been solid, but there has never been a clear winner determined. Each match had some sort of controversy surrounding it. What better way to settle things but at WrestleMania?

Batista is an obvious favorite and will most likely eliminate Alberto Del Rio in spectacular fashion when he enters. Batista vs. Orton would be an intriguing Mania match. The obvious connections to Evolution and which of the two is the best would fit in perfectly with The Authority’s domination angle. But Batista is rusty, having been out of WWE for nearly 4 years. Can you trust such an important event on someone who’s been out of the business for that long?

CM Punk is rumored to be booked for a Mania match with Triple H. Unless Punk is going to annihilate Triple H and embarrass him on the Grand Stage, I have no interest in this match. Triple H doesn’t have the same authority (pardon the pun) as his father-in-law Vince McMahon. The idea of Punk going anti-Authority has played out before (the Summer of Punk) and under much more interesting circumstances. Orton vs. Punk at Mania would be the culmination of Punk’s quest to Main Event WrestleMania for the WWE Title. He’s done everything else, why not reward a hard worker by putting the Title on him in the 30th Main Event in WrestleMania history?

There are plenty of stories for this Rumble match. Will The Shield finally crumble? I suspect yes, with Dean Ambrose eliminating Roman Reigns. Expect Reigns to have a dominate performance. Will the Rhodes Brothers work together or will ego get the best of them? Can Batista fulfill his goal of winning the Rumble match & then the WWE Title at WrestleMania? Who enters #2 & #30? Who will be the surprise entrants this year? And will anyone ever break Kane’s record of 11 eliminations in a single Rumble match? Not likely, but anything can happen. It’s going to be an exciting Rumble match!

Our Pick- CM Punk wins from #1, and breaks the record for most time in a single Rumble match. 
(And if that happens, I will mark out like a little kid.)

On a slight aside, I just want to say WOW! to the upcoming WWE Network. The impressive amount of content that will be available, along with a reasonable price, make me a day one subscriber. This is a dream scenario for wrestling fans, with every WWE, WCW, & ECW PPV available to watch and extra content like NXT, and it’s a strong payoff to a nearly 2 year wait. I hope they are able to deliver on their promises. I have high expectations for The Network, and look forward to watching WrestleMania XXX at a much more reasonable price. If you’re going to order WrestleMania on PPV, save the money, subscribe to The Network, and get more bang for your buck! And thanks to David Funk for that convient Twitter link for me on the right side of your screen! Now I don’t have to shill it myself!

I know I’m not alone in saying I look forward to this event, specifically the Royal Rumble Match, every year. This is the best time to be a wrestling fan, as the Road to WrestleMania leads to some of the best matches and storylines of the year. It’s a chance for new stars to make their name, for old favorites to shine and for legends to become immortal. I hope you enjoy the Royal Rumble as I do and we’ll be back next month for the Elimination Chamber!

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What I'm Doing in 2014

I've debated on what to write here, but I'll go ahead and say some of the things I plan on doing this year.

I'm still gonna be in the same line of work for my job traveling across the country doing remodels and resets - mainly for CVS.  I'll likely pick up other work as well, but CVS will be priority.

2014 is also a year that I plan on getting some ideas out there and done.  I'm also gonna be taking opportunities to make money every way I can.

In this day and age, it isn't wise to throw all your eggs in one basket.  Then again, it never was wise to do at ANY time.  So with that, I'm gonna be doing other things to make money more often in the coming year as well as finish some other projects up, too.

I like that I've been able to connect with some people about ideas as well as other ways to make money.  Some I haven't talked to in awhile, but the help and advice is appreciated.

Now as I've said before, I'll won't be as active when work picks up.  It always begins to pick up as the weather temps begin to rise back up.

I hope everyone becomes better this year than they were in 2013.

Another Way to be Active

There are so many ways people can partake in getting in shape as well as focus on their health without having to feel the need to workout at a gym.  For some(especially women I know), that is just uncomfortable to them while others want another way to stay active.

I was informed of this Houston Fitness Center and seen that they offer way more than just fitness routines and training classes.  For those that don't feel up to doing that, there's plenty of other things that's offered there.

There are ballet, Zumba, hip hop, and Twerk dance classes in Houston at this place.  Those are just other ways to enjoy yourself while being active if you want to change your lifestyle.

Whatever it is you choose, it's always best to make sure it's something you can continue to do and enjoy at the same time.  If you want something different, look at dance lessons in Houston.  If not that, at least go get active with something.

My 2013 Year In Review

2013 was an up and down year for me, but it wasn't bad at all though.

The year started slow for me because work was slow, but then it picked up in February when I got onto another account to work on.  From there, I was gone from home most of the next three months thereafter.

After doing a project close to where I live in Charlotte, NC, I was sent to Boston for three weeks.  I arrived in snow and we seen plenty of it while there.  As some of you know, I've been sent to work in Boston a lot since 2010, and it turned out to be no different in 2013.

The first time I went to Boston, I finally got to go to the Cheers set and I went up to the Prudential Skydeck again, too.  I also met up with my co-worker Jeff as well as met my RI and wrestling fan friend Andraya when I was sent to Providence for two days.  Jeff and I ended up meeting two more times this year.

After Boston, I flew directly into Washington D.C.  I had to work overnights for three weeks, so I didn't get out to much there.  I toured it last year and want to go back which I will one day.  I came home for two days, then was sent out again.

I was sent to Maine for seven weeks to help with the conversions that O'Reilly's Auto Parts bought from VIP Auto Sales.  I did go to the shore of Portland in the first week and toured there.  Other places I went in Maine were Norway, Skowhegan, Bath, Topsham, and Brunswick.  I liked the Bath area and went to Maine Maritime Museum with my co-worker Alfonza.

I finally came home after finding out I had work on my main account close to where I live in Aberdeen, NC.

After that, I was sent to Hartford, CT for the first time for a week.  I met up with my co-worker and friend Jeff, who showed me around Springfield, MA as well as the Basketball Hall of Fame.  I really enjoyed the Basketball Hall of Fame.  When we were done, we met up with other friends and we had one of the funnest times.

Later, I was sent to Richmond, VA and was able to attend Washington Redskins training camp for the 2nd year in a row since they relocated their facilities there.  Also while there, I attended Virginia Science Museum which was a fun time, too.

For the next six weeks after Richmond, I was sent to the Boston area to do projects in West Boylston and North Andover.  Those were all overnights, so I didn't get to do much.  However, I first seen advertisements for the Super Megafest in Framingham which I later decided to attend.

After those six weeks, I did a project in Westerly, RI for three weeks.  That was also on overnights, but because of having a flight delay that lasted a day I was able to go to Foxwoods Casino.

My next project was in Hebron, CT for three weeks as I went to Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort.  What a beautiful place that is!  Later during my last weekend there, I went to the Connecticut Science Museum and met up with my friend Jeff once again, too.  I went by the ESPN Headquarters, but couldn't get in though.

I went to Boston for one more week after having to return to North Andover to do som go back work.  That was my last project of the year.

The week before Thanksgiving, I went to the 2013 Super Megafest.  It was quite possibly the funnest time I've ever had.  I came back home and attended WrestleCade the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  During the year, I met up with friends to go to local wrestling shows as well.

It was a memorable year with meeting friends as well as the events I attended.  I'm looking forward to more fun in 2014 as well as meeting up with more friends and celebrities I hope, too!