This year I have the opportunity to go on a trip, an actual trip with the guys to the great city of myrtle beach and its for Throttlefest. Lots of great bands are going to be there, the first time to see jackyl perform live, and spend some much needed time at the beach. I havent been to the beach in about a little over 5 years so I need some much needed sun. However theres some things that I need and have been worried about, what is actually gonna happen while at the beach. Im nervous about on thursday what I will have to do while at the beach. My mind has been wondering and thinking for weeks now just to try and put everything together in my mind. It worries me a little cause when I sit back and actually think about the possibilities, I get very nervous. So whats gonna happen there, we will soon find out.
Well a couple of weeks ago I lost a very good friend of mine. We havent known each other long but for the 6 years that we have known each other but in that time we became instantly close and really good friends. My friend Reid Fliehr was found dead on march 29 in his hotel room in charlotte. Going up and down the road with reid and enjoying times together really made me realize that life is very special. You cant take life for granted at all cause you never know when it will be over. Reid led a life that many people wish they could have. He was starting to do very well in japan and really getting everything in order and his life was cut way too short. Ive lost a friend, and a brother. RIP Reid Fliehr.
This saturday at The WNC Ag Center in Asheville,NC I will be wrestling for Ring of Honor. My opponent, Charlie Haas. Its been a while since ive been on the big stage to show my abilities and what ive got to a major wrestling company. The pressure is on for sure but in a way I love that pressure only cause it makes me work harder to prove my point that I am that good at what I do. Charlie Haas is definately one of the best wrestlers to ever be in the wrestling business. Former all american at Seton Hall University, multi time WWE tag team champion along with my buddy Shelton Benjamin, multi time ROH World tag team champion, ive definately got my work cut out for me. going in this match with some adversities happening in my life right now that ive had to battle but on saturday when I arrive at the building, I lace up the boots, and walk through that curtain to the wild ROH crowd with the ROH chants surfacing throughout the arena, you will definately see the best in JLN on saturday. ROH get ready, cause the door for my opportunity has already been kicked in, so let me introduce myself, hi im Jeff Lewis Neal and im here to rule this.
I can honestly say that a true friend of mine has been wronged in something. Wronged by something he said. Heres the thing, jeremy is an all around great guy. Wouldnt hurt anyone even if he tried. Would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. For NASCAR to suspend him for something he said and for the "reporter" to try to throw him under the bus in order to kiss ass to try and get their place in the company or a spot with the company is rediculous. Granted it happens alot in america, however when you take someone trying to make a name for themselves and with what went on in daytona for that happen is awful. And for dale jr to say what he said is stupid in itself. Like he hasnt done anything wrong in his life. The only thing I can say to jugg is hang in there cause everything will work out in your favor.
There have been alot of weird events to happen lately. The 2 most recent events to happen was at the big game with the power outage and then the rumors and sightings of the drones. What does all of this mean. In the power outage at the big game my opinion is that it had to due with ratings to get more people to watch that werent watching the game anyway to tune in which did happen. The outage to about 20 to 25 min to get the power back on however it did change the tide in the game where it was starting to be a blowout and then turned into a close game. Very weird circumstances there and then the drones. Sightings of the drones around the area and across the country have been running rampid lately. What does all this mean?
One of the big controversies happening in the world today is the manti teo controversy with his fake girlfriend. So let me get this straight, he had an online relationship with a girl, whom he never met, never saw in person, had the relationship for years and then hes disappointed that he found out she wasnt real. This to me is hilarious. Cause first of all, you have to meet the person in which you are dating just to see if you guys click. Second, you should know that something is up when your not seeing her or if you ask to meet them and theyre not wanting to meet you in person. Online dating doesnt show you exactly who the person REALLY is. Granted not saying every relationship that is met online doesnt work out, however statistics show that in almost every situation that is met online doesnt work out. Meet someone in person its the best way possible.
Since the last time I was here talking about my father and the problems that were happening in his life, well immediately after that his job was saved. The decision to keep him happened later on in the day after the blog was posted. He was told that there was nothing wrong with his work and he was a great addition to the "company". Heres the thing, when push comes to shove you dont let anyone run all over you. Maybe I should listen to my own words but in a way you have to do that to prove a point. Most people will do everything they can to run all over you cause they know they can, or they know you actually cant do anything about it cause if you do you will be jobless, however if you stand your ground then you have proven your point that you are standing up for what you believe is right.
Just yesterday it was officially the end of an era. Yesterday was my fathers last day on the job as a high school teacher. Now I know many people would say "who cares" but theres alot more that goes into it than just him retiring. There is alot more to the reason as to why he is not there anymore. A couple of years ago my father was diagnosed with parkinsons disease. His hands shake uncontrollably and sometimes cant control any type of movement. My father was given an ultimatum on his coaching career where he became the winningist coach in the schools history, either he can retire from coaching honorably or they can fire him and it will be an embarrassing situation for him. So my father decided to do the right thing for himself and decide to retire honorably as he should. The team that he coached hasnt been the same since. I was asked if I would be interested in the position of coaching said team by the head of athletics there and a meeting was scheduled on a wednesday. The next thursday was our meeting where I showed up early for our meeting and that person proceeded to stay on his cell phone talking about things that werent necessarily important like chat rooms, food, and rankings in other states. While waiting for him to finish his conversation that lasted for 15 minutes with his assistant coach he hangs up and asks me "how can I help you". Then says there is no position vailable after they asked me to come in for a meeting about said position. So after that my father falls down stairs at his employment due to the parkinsons and got injured in the process having to miss 3 weeks of work. He was told that he could file for workmans comp which he did and was granted the workmans comp. Since that time my father wasnt treated fairly at all. He went into work, did his job well, and was constantly bothered by the person in charge. Leading into the new year, my father asked people in charge if for the big fundraiser of the year if myself and Mattman could come back to where we went and get people to come and donate for the cause and he was told "were not interested". My father who had accompolished so much as a coach there was outcasted. Leading into the holiday season my father was told that his contract wasnt going to be renewed, however my father got the last laugh when his doctor retired him cause of the disease. In a way my father went out in honor and not dishonor like these people tried to do. To a man that coached me to 2 state wrestling titles, thank you so very much and your legacy as the best coach in that schools history ever will never be forgotten. And to the place that tried to get the last laugh, how does it feel to lose AGAIN?
Most people say that if theyre birthday is in the month of december they get jipped on both birthday and christmas. Me being born on december 2 I have never been jipped on either one. I was always told when I was a kid pick what you want for your birthday and what you want for christmas. So my folks got a laundry list of things that I wanted for both. However I know alot of people that get both presents on christmas and they certainly feel like they didnt get their just do. Never ever could I ever jip someone or would I. And mainly cause I love getting presents for myself of course. Selfish much? Maybe so.
Coming up this sunday I will turn the magical age of 32 as it is my birthday. I keep trying to think back in my life as to where I would be at this age and point in my life. The answer is I never knew what I was going to do. Belive it or not, I was actually wanting to follow in my dads footsteps and be a teacher and a coach. Still would love to coach but it never panned out. But I dont regret anything that has ever happened in my life. Cause now its only getting better. Im very thankful for the things and treasures that have been given to me in my life and will continue to do so. So from here on out, Its only gonna get better and thats through the eyes of lewis.