The Chicago Bears are 2-2 after missing a golden opportunity last wek against the Packers. This week, they face the Carolina Panthers, who are also 2-2 and coached by Ron Rivera, a beloved former member of the Bears. The connection I will make today involves one of the greatest wrestlers of all time and one of the Resistance Pro wrestlers I respect the most, both of whom hail from North Carolina.
D'Arcy Dixon has worked incredibly hard at every aspect of wrestling. She has really developed her look, her in-ring skills and her personality. I have watched from up close as her character has grown from the leader of her own stable to the RPro Women's champ. D'Arcy has earned everything she has achieved, including my respect and admiration.
D'Arcy was trained for a bit by Ric Flair, one of the most decorated wrestlers of all time. You could not ask for anyone better. I am sure D'Arcy soaked up every bit of knowledge possible.
A perfect example of D'Arcy's growth can be seen in her latest interview with us. She gave it to our Special Correspondent Jonathan McMahon in what is one of the most interesting interviews I have ever had on the Beat. D'Arcy was pure gold. You can watch that interview at On the Beat with D'Arcy Dixon at Resistance Pro's "Practice What You Preach."
D'Arcy has risen up to every challenge at RPro. She has been on the main event scene for a long time and she shows no signs of slowing down. Her battles with Mickie Knuckles are some of the best women's wrestling I have seen anywhere.
Hopefully, the Bears will take a page from D'Arcy's book. Hopefully, they will follow the example that this tough Carolinian has set and use it against the Carolinian NFL team. If the Bears are anywhere near as tough, focused and dedicated as D'Arcy, they will come out of the game as winners.
D'Arcy Dixon and me in Willowbrook, IL-July 2013.