Behind the Scenes ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿค”

Oh, this is a fun topic to explore isn’t it warriors? Nope, not talking about Warrior’s life behind the scenes or out of the ring for that matter. I’ve had this one on my brain for a while now and every time I’d watch some U.W. promos, my thoughts would think of something that kind of goes behind the scenes. No, it’s not really about that pic from RAW above which by the way is another “newbie”for me. Ponytail and ball cap. That’s exactly what I said the first time watching it. I KNOW why he wore all that but moving on… I didn’t want to use one from the “Crash the Plane” promo as it has been used already but that interview gets me laughing. ๐Ÿคฃ No way is it because of a simulated plane crash where both pilots perish and Hulk Hogan needs to take over the plane! How did Warrior ever come up with that? Good thing I wasn’t a little kid listening to him then. I’d probably run out of the room crying or something. ๐Ÿฅบ It isn’t real girl! Good luck convincing my thoughts of that.๏ฟผ..

I often wondered what the cameramen thought of while filming. Do they really listen or are they just doing their job? Do they try not to laugh or even think this guy is a crazy wacko! I always imagined a joke on a new guy back then. It’s his first filming the Ultimate Warrior but are they prepped ahead of time on a character or maybe they just don’t care? Well, let’s say this cameraman has no idea and he’s new to all of it. He truly listens to U.W.’s rants and is just stunned by the insanity. He’s literally scared. ๐Ÿ˜ณ He thought this was just a “normal” promo, boy was he wrong! Yeah, there are plenty of other crazy interviews with him too but that one stands out to me. I’d be laughing so hard, the camera would shake and they’d probably have to do 100 takes or something. Does WWE have women camera operators now? They should but maybe women aren’t pursuing that job, I don’t know. Do they exist in other sports? I think they do. Someone has got to have that answer.๏ฟผ

My other behind the scenes issue is all those cords. I’m not sure how they do it now but I was always thinking the wrestlers would trip on them around the ring! They can hide many under mats and such but what about when U. W. ran around. I’d always think “don’t trip!” Now, I heard they might put a cameraman IN the ring. I still wonder how that’s gonna work but guess if you want more close-up action. They already might be doing this, who knows? All these behind the scenes people that make the shows run.๏ฟผ

Some of them that have quite possibly been long term WWE employees should get an award like Warrior mentioned in his HOF speech. Oh wait, they started the Warrior Award… It is wonderful giving it to those affected by life-changing events but I for one was happy seeing it go to people behind the scenes. Sue Aitchison and Rich Hering come to my mind. They perhaps are more well-known but so many many others are not. Are they deserving of an award? I bet there are those that are which in my opinion, WWE should consider. Behind the scenes indeed.๏ฟผ

I remember being in PTA for years and even chairing some committees. Yes, when you are in charge front and center it becomes but there are plenty who won’t or don’t get recognized behind the scenes. I have been on both sides with this as I’m sure you all can attest at times. Think about going to a Broadway show or musical. Sure, the actors take center stage and we watch them. Those scenery, props, lighting, make up, and sound editors do the work too. Behind the scenes makes the show go and then go on. We all have our talents and just might enjoy staying in the background. Some may eventually want that spotlight in a new way and a new behind-the-scenes person will take their place.๏ฟผ

Which are you and what do you prefer? Like I said, I have done both but it does depend on the passion you are pursuing. Some moments, we have to make ourselves known more to get noticed. Other times, we just do enough and are happy with that. If you want to change, go for it in a way that will suit you. Warrior took his character to an ultimate level where: “there’s no way that they can’t pay attention.” . It all depends on what you plan to do and how far you want to take it.

I have had offers to make my book into a movie for years now. For anyone who has read it, can you just imagine? First off, um- no thank you and second, I am not ever going to expose my memoir/autobiography/biography in a movie format. I’m not that money hungry and besides, I never saw it that way. Most book companies actually DO have that option as you may notice from popular movies of today where it states: “based on the book…” or something similar. You know what I mean. My offers are never fully “legit” anyways and quite laughable. Many are Asian companies out for a buck themselves with fake American names, broken English, and emails with too many grammatical errors to mention. I am NOT dissing Asians here, don’t get me wrong but there are scam companies out there, believe me. Who knows what better projects will maybe come my way but that will not be one of them.๏ฟผ

I am not totally behind the scenes but it would have to be the RIGHT idea for me moving forward as respect is always given to Warrior, not just myself. There’s some ideas worth considering like podcasts (which I love!) or other interviews. A documentary on Warrior in a different way and being interviewed for THAT would be interesting. A few topics about Warrior are off-limits to me so some burning questions might not ever be answered. That’s behind the scenes too as I honor my gifts always… ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™Well, enough of that.๏ฟผ

I will still laugh at my possible cameraman story of filming Ultimate Warrior doing promos but especially the more nutty ones! I do know most of “Crash the Plane” but I also like what Warrior says in that photo above to Jerry Lawler on RAW. “The battleground doesn’t matter!” No, it doesn’t Warrior. It’s all in how we handle what gets thrown to us along the way. Behind the scenes? In front of the camera? Always up to you. We all have lives behind the scenes. Some stuff we share, some we don’t. Just don’t trip on any camera cords, he-he…

P.S. BTW- for any interested- my book “Spirit and Belief” is out there on Amazon and other retailers (: Thank you to those who have given me support or left a review, it is very much appreciated! ๐Ÿ“—

P.P.S. My girl got a 29/30 on her Self-Reliance paper of last week! So proud of her. Warrior would be too… ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Whole Time ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคผโ€โ™€๏ธ

The WWE just had their annual SummerSlam event which got me thinking. I have never used a photo of the Ultimate Warrior gorilla slamming anyone! There was one time of Sherri on here but he’s only in that pic I took. How could I forget his famous move before the splash? You also see “Ravishing Rick Rude” and the Ultimate Warrior had a few SummerSlams with him. The whole time I was missing a slam pic so here one finally is. Another first once more.

I bet you’ve had some moments of something in your life being there the whole time only you didn’t entirely notice. That could be hard for some of you and of course I have my story but here we go again to the movies ๐ŸŽฅ ! Get your popcorn ๐Ÿฟ ready warriors since these references really explain the whole time and what it meant for the characters.

*** Spoiler Alert!*** Sorry but I do need to explain so if you haven’t seen “Mrs. Doubtfire” or “The Santa Claus 2,” skip ahead. I bet most of you have so please follow along.

Let’s begin with the 1993 movie “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Oh, so good… It’s the restaurant scene for Miranda’s birthday and Stuart starts choking. From a distance, Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire sees this and comes to his rescue. While applying the Heimlich maneuver to Stuart, his “mask” begins to peel off. Hey, I did a post similar but anyway, Mrs. Doubtfire is then exposed as Daniel. Shocked, Miranda says:” The whole time, the whole time, the WHOLE time!” 3 times. Yep, she had to leave after that. I loved the scene also when Miranda is having tea with Mrs. Doubtfire and she seems to notice some familiarities. “She” covers the truth but sometimes it starts like that.

The next scene is about “The Santa Clause 2” from 2002. Another great one and my favorite out of the 3. I have referenced the first one and readers may remember a few years back of this movie being in a post. This time though, it’s not the magic of the staff Christmas party gifts. This time, it’s when Charlie shows Lucy who Santa is up close. First she asks:” Uncle Scott?” He looks at her and says: “Do you have any twos?” She replies back:“Go Fish, you ARE Santa, I knew it was you all along!” O.K., not exactly phrasing of the whole time but close enough. Lucy wondered earlier in the movie when she questions if her Uncle Scott is Santa. He seems puzzled but to her, only Santa has reindeer and he brought Comet with him from the North Pole. So, both Miranda and Lucy had some earlier thoughts before knowing for sure it was true the whole time or all along.

Well, if you have some popcorn left, here’s my stories of the whole time. Many may know about my teenage years and such of following the Ultimate Warrior so little did I know back then what would become my now. The Universe as well as my soul both knew the whole time. You may not believe but I always do and will. I often wondered why my emotions ran so deep the whole time and very grateful now to have some answers. I won’t know it all in my lifetime but it’s enough for this Warrior woman. ๐Ÿ’œ

The whole time relates to one more person. A few months ago, it was brought to my attention that someone who I respect and admire very much had been reading my blog for years— basically since the beginning. We are connected through a mutual friend and he has been around the wrestling business a very long time. I was overwhelmed to find this out and a little part of me was like Sally Field as Miranda: “the WHOLE time!” I can say it 3 times too… One of these days I need to ask if any certain posts stand out to him as being inspirational at all. Yes, there are many to choose from but I am curious. ๐Ÿค” Sometimes though there is that part of me that wants to crawl under a rock because of what I wrote but it’s all me. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ณEvery bit is true.

Despite all these references of mine, I do hope all of you can look at the good experiences now that have been with you the whole time. We can also look to those difficult moments and know how they were guiding us to be stronger the whole time. You may not have specific examples as my movies or a respected avid reader, ( still so cool!) but find out how this life has led to events that make up your whole time. Who are those people cheering you on left unnoticed? Where are those places that have always been a safe haven for you? Hopefully, you can search out those answers that become your life the whole time. Once you find out, your reaction may be one of surprise or pure joy. Let’s hope for the good warriors as the whole time needs to be felt positively.

I’ll always have those feel good movies of mine as you will have yours. I hope also to reach out to my wrestling reader friend more as he has been so gracious with me. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐ŸฅฐFor all of you, find your things that have been with you the whole time. It just might be the unexpected but take it however you can. I will always have Warrior on this spiritual journey the whole time as my soul knew he was there all along…

P.S. Always, right? Well, how about all this! I decided to listen to Warrior while outside on my yoga mat. I put on the video of those who inspired him. About 6 min. ( yep that number) or so in, he mentions burning bridges! Had no idea, would not have remembered. My last week’s post of “Bridging the Gap” ties in with this… He says to “…blow the whole da** thing up, blow it all to H***!” Once you cross a bridge, you don’t want to be tempted to go back for safety. I said “WOW!” out loud in the grass… Don’t revisit the bad..

*** One more thing! The restaurant’s name in “Mrs. Doubtfire” is called BRIDGES…

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