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Column: John Striker Pens His Second “Pillar To Post”

January 7, 2009 · Print This Article

Welcome back loyal and appreciative fans, to another fine addition of Pillar to Post with yours truly, John Striker. If you missed the first edition, go check it out. To recap, on Pillar to Post I’ll be discussing the top four CLASH items on my mind. Get it, four topics, four ring posts. Pillar to Post; more then just a catchy column name and wrestling phrase. In any event, let’s delve right into the deep inner-workings of my brain and see what we come up with.

And the winner is…
I’ve made my full list of predictions as to who will win in each category for the huge CLASH year-end awards. Because I’m such an astute observer, I am sure that I’ve got each category predicted correctly. I don’t want to spoil your surprise by announcing what are sure to be the winners just yet. I’ve written them down, so on the next Pillar to Post we’ll see just how accurate I really am.

Needless to say, you should have already purchased your ticket to the award ceremony. This is sure to be the single biggest party in history of Arnaldo’s Banquet Center. There will be music, dancing, drinking and all the fun that only CLASH can deliver. Where else can you kick back with your favorite CLASH stars, such as John Striker, and really get the opportunity to interact with and get to know them better on a personal level? If you answered ‘nowhere’ you get a gold star.  I look forward to seeing you all there!

Full House

I’m sure we’ll have a full house for Seize the Day II this Saturday as Jack and Ace do battle to see who is the King of Clash Wrestling. Ok, I’ll stop the bad play on words. I predicted that this match would take place and Cameron lived up to my expectations, earning the match this Saturday. Jack Night has managed, by hook or crook, to keep that title away from Ace for a while now but I don’t think he’ll be able to weasel his way out of this one. Something tells me that this match will be decided in the ring, without controversy. Night needs to prove, once and for all, that he can defeat Skyy and Skyy needs to prove that he is still the best wrestler in CLASH. It doesn’t get any more basic, any more primal, or any more serious then that.

Goodbye 2008…
And a wrestler or two with it. CLASH recently announced the release of Steff  O’Riley. Also, my inside sources have confirmed that Skull Williams will NOT be returning at Seize the Day II. Since I deal in facts I won’t speculate on the reasoning behind the departure of either man. One has to wonder, however, if maybe we should have paid a little more heed to the words of Mike Daniels. He says that he is the future of CLASH Wrestling and, low and behold, he’s the one that seems to have the heart, drive, and determination as he is sticking around to see the future of CLASH. It will be interesting to see how Daniels looks in his return match as he takes on Danny Danger. Speaking of heart, you can’t question Danny or his buddy Josh Thor’s commitment to CLASH Wrestling. These two guys drive from eastern Pennsylvania for each and every appearance.

Hello 2009…
We already know that 2009 will hold the greatest event in CLASH history. We also know that 2009 will be better than 2008 because, at the very least, John Striker will there for the whole year, not just the second half. I believe that 2009 will surpass everyone’s expectations in terms of the entertainment value, the success, and the growth of CLASH Wrestling. Now, because I’m bold, I will make several predictions about what 2009 will hold.

- Dragon Kreed as CLASH Heavyweight Champion
I said last time that I think Wreckingforce has come to the end of the road and that both men would do well to seek individual fame. I also said if Dragon can get his head in the game, so to speak, he’ll be unstoppable. My prediction is he does get his head in the game, and goes straight to the top.

– Another Big Guest

I predict another big guest coming to CLASH.  With CLASH gaining notoriety and fame for having the best wrestlers, who wouldn’t want to come see what we have to offer?

-T-Train Gets Rolling
Sorry I broke my ‘no more play on words’ promise.  2008 was a good year for rookie Tyler Elkins but I predict 2009 will be even better.  The sooner Tyler learns not to be so trusting and that he needs to watch his own back, the better off he’ll be.

- H3RD No More
H3RD work great as a team, but I think that there is a little too much ego in the group for sustainability.  I predict a break-up as each member tries to prove that he is better then the rest.

- John Striker, hailed as the best thing since bread came sliced
This is less a prediction and more a natural progression

Those are just a few of the things you might see in CLASH 2009.  How will you know if I’m right?  Simple, make sure you go to every CLASH event.  Make sure you listen to every CLASH Radio.  Make sure you read every Pillar to Post.

I’ll be back with a column in a few weeks.  Until then, look for me at Seize the Day II