Kaiju X-mas, Kaiju New Years

So here’s the X-mas card my wife made for me this year:


Sadly we didn’t get to spend the holidays together, as she is in Pittsburgh with her family, and I spent X-mas with mine in Latham, NY. Ideally, I would join her in Pit for New Years, but this year I have a Kaiju show. Which, I guess, is why she made this card. While Kaiju is not quite professional wrestling, we have been known to use those same scary props that the big boys do. Early on, I promised Vanessa that I personally would never use ladders, chairs or tables, and for the most part I’ve kept this promise. I’ve been involved in tables matches, but wasn’t the one going through the table. My involvement in ladder matches has also been limited. In one match, I carried the latter to the ring, and in another, I was on the ground when someone else fell from a ladder after being smashed over the head with a florescent light bulb. The glass did fly towards my face, but I swatted it away even though I was supposed to be “unconscious”. By the way, I am the Plantain in the picture, and actually have used a chainsaw, a trash can, and a slice of pizza as weapons  in past matches, and have been clobbered by giant foam mallets in others. Due to fire code restrictions, we weren’t allowed to actually start the chainsaw because of the gasoline and smoke involved. That was disappointing at the time, but in the end, it made things much easier. Also, the pizza wasn’t real either. It was made of foam. I hope I didn’t ruin the Kaiju experience by exposing all these secrets. Seeing “The Wrestler” actually increased my interest in professional wrestling, so I’m hoping this blog post has the same effect. Kaiju really is fun, and anyone who is planning on spending New Year’s Eve in Boston should come to the show. It will be part of First Night, and will take place at Hynes Convention Center in Exhibit Hall A at 9:30PM.

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