kayfabe

Hey there buddy! Welcome to my website. If you’re looking at it and wondering what on earth this place is then don’t worry because I am too.

If you’re so inclined you can find out more about me in lots of different ways:

  • You can read my personal blog ‘You Had To Be There‘, which is handily linked at the top of the page.
  • If you want to find out about my batshit crazy idea of become a wrestler at 43 then read ‘The Ultimate Worrier
  • If you want to read some of my ‘professional’ writing then click on From Parts Unknown up there too
  • From Parts Unknown also includes some of the really mean shit that people have said about me
  • Oh, and my interview with WWE Hall of Famer Bushwhacker Luke Williams from when I got to break the news they were being inducted
  • You can look me up on social media sites like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Or you can make massive generalisations about me because I like crying at movies, Oxford commas, wrestling, and pizza.
 Yep, that's me. On a good day.

Yep, that’s me. On a good day.

But here’s a wee taster…

I’ve been through various iterations of personal websites, blogs, podcasts and more but finally settled on kayfabe as an appropriate destination.

Kayfabe? It’s a strange word that won’t mean much to many of you. But it’s perfect for my online presence and everything I hope to do with it. Like podcasts, t-shirts, pictures of me shouting at random things. Nothing can hold me back!

The origin of kayfabe is the world of professional wrestling. It’s the portrayal of the storylines and actions in wrestling as being real – for example the bad guys (heels) and good guys (faces) hating each other when in real-life they may actually be best friends.

Wrestling kayfabe has diminished over the last 20 years and WWE, the biggest and most important wrestling company out there, accepted that a long time ago. Their online streaming platform, the WWE Network, has shows that ‘break kayfabe’ all the time and podcasts like Colt Cabana and Chris Jericho’s give those of us who love wrestling a completely different view of that world.

To me, though, kayfabe is beyond wrestling. It’s of a simpler time. Of telling stories. Of living in a world where the biggest heel of all doesn’t get to become President of the USA. Kayfabe is the 3XL clothes you told your friends were XL, the 10kg weight loss that was only 5kgs, It’s the time that hot person came on to you in a bar but you said no. It’s that good people have good things happen to them and bad people don’t. It’s that those at the bottom have the same chances as those at the top.

So yes, it doesn’t exist. At least not in our reality. But wouldn’t life be better if it did?