Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kevin Thorn at Blizzard Brawl 2015

Kevin Thorn is one of those wrestlers whose career confuses me.  I don't know why he hasn't achieved more success.
At 6'3" and 270 pounds, he has the size.  He definitely has the look.  He had an interesting character in Mordecai during part of his run in the WWE.  So why did he never really attain stardom?
Don't get me wrong.  Thorn has carved out an excellent career in wrestling.  He's won titles in several smaller promotions and he had a couple stints in the WWE.  He is still active on the wrestling scene and makes other appearances.
I just always thought he would rise higher on the wrestling chain.  He seemed to have what it takes.  This goes back to what actually causes a wrestler's level of success.
Of course, there is the possibility that Thorn likes it just the way it is.  Maybe he didn't want a big run in the WWE.  Maybe he enjoys his level of success and the life that he leads.  I can't blame him if that is the case.
Either way, Thorn is always fun at his appearances.  He'll gladly slap on a wrestling hold if so requested.  Such was the case at Blizzard Brawl 2016.  Actually, I am not even sure I asked.  He might have just done put me in a headlock for fun.
Anyway, Thorn is one of the good guys.  He's a true professional.
Kevin Thorn and me in Waukesha, WI-December 2015.

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