In 2003 I had the honor of being his manager in a handful of the Michigan indies before he broke out big in TNA. In the ring Chris stole the show at every event, and brought people to the shows because he was a must see talent. Together we had a lot of fun & the 13 episodes of MMWA rampage that we did will always be a feather in my cap. It's easy to be a cocky manager when the guy your working with is a true blue chip talent.
The worst part about this injury is that it comes only months after he returned from having his right knee ACL torn. Knowing Chris I can say this won't stop him from pushing himself to be the best he can be. This will only give him more fuel to make a bigger impact on his return. It's just the way he is wired.
We worked together in front of small crowds and sell out crowds; Chris Sabin's effort never changed. He has always given 100% to the fans that show up to see him do what he does best. I know he will give the same effort on getting past this temporary setback. I wish him a speedy recovery because when Chris Sabin isn't in a wrestling ring, the fans are the real losers.
I found this wrestling match from MMWA rampage on Youtube of Chris (w/ me) against a long time rival, N8 Mattson. Even in 2003 you can see he was ready to be a big time star. The match is in three parts and goes in order, enjoy!
In the end a ladder got involved. You will ask, "How does that make sense to use a ladder in a title match where you can be disqualified?". It is simple, the promotion wanted a ladder match as the rubber match between Chris & N8 at the next show. It was Chris Sabin who came up with the idea to use the ladder as a launching pad & not a weapon. It would prevent a DQ and lay the seeds for the ladder match at the next event. He has always had a great mind for the business, including bringing logic to a business that traditionally lacks it.
Get well soon Chris Sabin, Pro Wrestling needs you!