By Ryan Clark | September 09, 2006
All that brings us to Friday, September 8, 2006 in Tampa, Florida. I decided to attend the show because I was frustrated with my inability to hear from Vince McMahon on whether what I had heard was true or not. If I found out from him that it was true, I would have to move on with my life. There would be no attempted lawsuits (I really don't believe in them) and I believe I would really have no hard feelings. I would just know it was my time to move on. Everything happens for a reason, and I would take this as a sign that there are other things for me to do out there. It would give me closure to a great chapter in my life.
On the other hand, if it is not true, I would like one more run. I miss wrestling in the WWE and I feel I still have something to offer. But, thus far, I have not heard from Vince. So I decided to bring 2 signs to the house show. "HHH, PLEASE ASK VINCE WHY HE REALLY FIRED ME" and since that really didn't let Vince know what I was thinking. "SHAWN PLEASE PRAY FOR MY GAY SOUL." I intentionally did not do this during the match out of respect to Shawn and HHH, since I would never want to distract from anyone's match.
So, during their INTRODUCTION, I went to ringside with the signs and HHH and Shawn both came to the rope on the side I was standing and acknowledged my presence, which was a show of class by them. Shawn nodded and gave me a thumbs up, I assume meaning he would, in fact, pray for me. HHH grabbed the mic and said something, almost inaudible, I think saying, "Who invited Kanyon?" Security ushered me out of the building, although I had paid for my ticket (the nice promoter for the WWE, Bret, did get tickets for my friends, but I bought my own ticket).
And that was that. Not a publicity ploy, as some will accuse. And it was definitely not an attempt to upset anyone or distract from the show (if I did that I am sorry). I do want to take this opportunity to personally apologize to WWE Security, Jimmy N. He is a great guy, always treated me well when I was with the WWE, and he does a great job. I am sorry if I upset him. In closing, I would like to say that what I did was just an attempt to get some answers so that I can move on with my life, get some closure or return to the national wrestling scene. The ball is in Vince's court. I really wish he would just let me know if I can still play the game again or not.
Sami Zayn On Feuding With Samoa Joe, Losses And Lack Of Main Roster Success, Getting To Next Level
Bray Wyatt On A Possible Alliance With Brother Bo Dallas, Being A Complex Champion, The Wyatt Family
John Cena Announces Return Of His Show, Enzo Amore's Gym Tattoo, Fans On Maryse As Nikki Bella
New Aleister Black Debut Vignette, WWE NXT Triple Threat Set For Next Week, Fans On Tonight's NXT
New WWE NXT "Takeover: Orlando" Match Announced, Updated Card
WWE Reportedly In Secret Talks For ROH Buyout
Jim Ross' Wife Jan Passes Away
Matt Riddle On Goldberg Being An "Old Man Who Can't Wrestle," Taking On Brock Lesnar, WWE
WWE Bringing Back Pay-Per-View After 13 Years
WWE SmackDown Results - New Champions Crowned, Shane McMahon Flies, Bray Wyatt - Randy Orton, More
Paige Private Leaks Discussed At Backstage WWE RAW Meeting, WWE Not Taking Action
More On Matt And Jeff Hardy To WWE, One Of The Issues Regarding A New Deal
Vince McMahon In Car Accident Near WWE HQ Today (Photo)
WWE Reportedly Makes Offer To Matt And Jeff Hardy
Mauro Ranallo Misses WWE SmackDown Again
What Happened After Tonight's WWE RAW In Brooklyn With Brock Lesnar?