Everyday I turned a 'you can't' into a 'you can,'.
How do you beat an individual who hasn't been beaten in 13 years? With the help of others.
When you're in school growing up, you have teachers who sit and read to these kids, and what better opportunity to sit and read a story - one that's not fake. It's not a dreaming story. It's not Harry Potter. It's a real-life story, with glorious moments to horrific moments, including the frostbite - and what better way to show kids their potential than with a real-life story?
It's my mom. She wanted her impact, and it's the family history that makes the book so special because a lot of the stories I never knew before we did the book.
Make sure the people of Laramie stay healthy, or my sister Marcella will come visit you, ... With my sister, physically maybe (she can be overpowered), but mentally, psychologically she will destroy you. I don't mess with my sisters. You think I'm tough, you should mess with my family.
We decided that we wanted to stay away from it and just tell the story as a wrestler.
This way, somebody can have the keepsake or whatever, but then also it helps out wrestling and hopefully bring a little more awareness to the book coming out.
Look, their [banner] was already up here. We wish they had taken it down. Please give me your flag.
I will not give you my flag.
I wasn't trying to start an incident, so after a few minutes I tucked [the flag] back into my backpack.
You sit down as a kid and take off your [wrestling boots], and we all sit down the same way, ... [Tonight] it felt [symbolic]. As a 4- or 5-year-old kid, I took them off, and now I took them off as a 33-year-old kid. That's it.
I tried not to let it bother me.
We were taught instead of just reading about life we needed to go out and live it.
There is enough reality in my life, so I try not to read things that have too much stress.
We're encouraged, but we recognize that it is a process. We're excited to be in the county. We've spent considerable time working through issues, but we feel we've addressed every concern.