I’ve been slacking with the blog lately. I’d like to think its for good reason though. I’m making strides getting back into shape, I’ve been taping plenty of custom matches, and I even did a pro show the other week. I’ve had my share of shenanigans as well. I got punched in the face on St. Party’s day…by a lesbian. It hurt and the ring left a nice little cut. It was a honest/drunken mistake. She was a classmate of mine in HS, I went over to say hi and wrestling came up. Next thing you know, “I could be a wrestler” is slurred out, and BAM! Right in the face. I’ve been hit harder by tougher though, it’ll take a lot more than that to put the firestorm down.
The pro show was a lot of fun. I filled in for somebody on short notice. I haven’t been on a show in a long time so it was nice to get back in front of a crowd and do my thing. Believe it or not, in most of my pro shows in the baby face (good guy). I was in a triple threat match with two other heels, who wasted no time forging an alliance and double teaming me every opportunity they got. I fought back and picked up with win though, and I felt like it went well enough that I might start doing shows again semi regularly. Im hoping to have the video up soon.
Getting back in shape has been a very frustrating and rewarding experience. I’ve had days where I’ve felt like the man of steel and others where I’m a total failure. The diet aspect is always tough for me. I’ve stuck with it for about 85% of the time. Had a couple nights where I broke down and binge ate snacks late at night or had some drinks after a stressful day. Or eating clean while I travel is tough as well. I don’t mind if I know I’m going over my numbers while I travel, if I know it’s good that at least has nutritional value. It’s when I stupidly woof down a piece of chocolate cake that I feel like an asshole.
The gym has mostly been a success. I forgot how much I enjoyed lifting weights. It really is a high for me. I feel great after a good workout. There’s been a couple days where I’ve been off, or just so tired I wasn’t able to have a killer work out, or even a good one. I those situations I do my best to “get through it”, without dialing it in. Some days the strength just isn’t there for me, so I go lighter and higher reps. Just yesterday I had one of my best days in the gym, I’m lifting weight back up near my normal numbers finally. Felt great to bench a couple sets at 225 again. The squats are around 275 right now, front squats 185. Curling varies wildly for me depending what else I’m doing that day and if I’m using free weights or an EZ bar. Free weights I’m back up around 40/45, the EZ bar 70/80. I’m starting to see some results. I think in another month or so I’m going to look pretty damn good, and will just need to focus on the abs coming in to be back in firestorm shape.
Filming custom matches has been a ton of fun. I’ve had some wild conceps lately and a couple more coming up that I can’t wait to do. Unfortunately my camera broke and it forced my hand into making a mich needed upgrade. Next I’ll need to upgrade my computer so I can take advantage of all the new features the camera has. I don’t often get much feedback from clients other than, “thanks Jonny, that’s exactly what I wanted”, but here’s something a satisfied customer wrote. This match was filmed with about 15 minutes of advance notice, we nailed it with barely any prep time.
“That was fucking fantastic Jonny. It was really, really fun. In fact, it was nearly perfect. I loved the variety of ways the blows were inflicted and the garish reactions that followed. Both of you were clearly all in on the theme and it showed. I will definitely order more matches from you in the future!
Good stuff Jonny! I really appreciate your making this for me. You boys are great!”
Speaking of custom matches I’m flying down to FL right now to shoot a batch and I think I have some time to squeeze in one or two more matches if people are interested. The line up goes: me, Austin Cooper, Drake Marcos, Ty Alexander, Kelly King, two new hunks who have bodybuilder physiques similar to Austin’s and another cute twinky boy or two. If you’re interested shoot me an email at, firstname.lastname@example.org but act fast, we have very limited time left to film any matches.
Expect another post FL blog filled with fun behind the scenes photos and hopefully stories of more shenanigans!
Till next time Firestormers.