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Since 2005, and over 800 entries, the orginal purpose of this BLOG has never changed. I consider it to be a personal letter from me to my extended family of fans, supporters, and friends. I ALWAYS encourage your emails, comments, suggestions, and questions. Be Blessed! ~Percy

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Past... Present... Future...

One week ago today, we taped an episode of WWE SMACKDOWN that aired on The SyFy Network this past Friday, December 10th.  That show really stirred up a lot of folks, especially those of you that have followed and supported me for so many years.  To put things in proper perspective, if you didn't read my BLOG on September 25th when I made my return to WWE, if you have the time I highly suggest that you go back and check it out before continuing here.  Just click on this link: PERCY'S POST SEPTEMBER 25, 2010.
You will see from the very beginning that I didn't make it any secret that I never had any intentions of returning to the WWE, and that it took some "arm twisting" for me to make that decision.  I didn't think it was proper to discuss the length of my contract at that time, however now I feel a bit different, thinking that you should now realize that it was obviously a short term deal.  I will also tell you that my WWE contract IS NOT completely over, in fact I have a couple of months remaining.

Considering my personal past, age, and other issues, I knew in my heart that I couldn't take on a full time schedule that most of the roster, many less than half my age, were doing.  My agreement with WWE was for television (SMACKDOWN and PPV) only.  That is exactly why you never saw me at any live events (house shows).  Unless you have walked in the shoes of a WWE talent working a full time schedule, it is impossible for you to understand what it takes to do that.  I've been there, done it, have a t-shirt, and I know that I didn't want to do it again plain and simple.  These guys and girls out there on the road full time give up so much to entertain the masses.

I throughly enjoyed my time back with the company.  Even though I didn't think so from the beginning, it was something that I seriously needed personally.  It was so good for me to be back with my brothers and sisters from so many years ago, and meet the new talents that have come down the line.  I can honestly say that I cannot say one bad thing about ANY of the young talents curently within the company.  They are good people, that shared the same dream that I had over 30 years ago.  They are outstanding athletes and performers, that have the same passion for the industry that I thought I had lost.  However, this short run proved to me that I still have that passion and will carry it to the grave with me.

Speaking of graves.  Nobody has seen, read, or heard, anything coming from WWE about my character being "dead", "dying", or "killed".  That was also the case back when we did the "concrete crypt" back in June of 2004 at WWE's first Great American Bash; however just as now, some folks are reading more into it.  Folks, this is sports entertainment, it's 2010, not 1970.  Is there a possibility of me ever returning again? I would certainly never say "never"; especially after saying that word six-years ago.

Personally, I truly feel that this past month doing the "kidnapped" storyline with Edge was some of the best work I have done in my 30+ years in the business.  Why would I say that?  I couldn't talk.  Almost everything with the exception of screaming "Kane... Kane..." now and then, was all my eyes and body language.  Some may not feel the same... but this is me talking... and I know my work better than anyone else.

Now that I am not doing WWE television every week, I will be returning to independent events around the country, conventions, and signings as well.  My booking information is available at this link: Percy's Booking Information

I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support.  As of this writing I don't plan to make any changes in my BLOG, Facebook Fan Page, or Twitter.  I hope you continue to follow me, and stay in touch as I will with you all.

I wish you all a blessed Christmas Season!
~Percy
www.PercyPringle.com