I answer my phone all the time to numbers I don’t know. When you’re at the bottom of the heap, the difference between calling someone back and picking up the first time can be the difference between getting booked and not.
Ergo I talk to a lot of flakes and cranks. A guy called today saying he wanted me to be in a movie called Planet of the Maids. I have no idea who he is or how he got my number. He started to tell me about it but I told him I didn’t care as long as it wasn’t porn and I get paid. I doubt anything will come of it.
A couple years ago a video went viral of a “soccer mom” getting mercilessly beaten by an MMA fighter. The narrative wasn’t exactly right, the woman was a fighter, she was just a shitty fighter. Whenever you look at the early fights of a boxer or MMA person, you see a lot of people with 0-3 careers. She’s one of those. Someone who had a dream and was quickly shown that dream was not a good idea.
I’m pretty sure I saw that woman at the gym this morning. I wondered if people like her and I ever fight each other. Do the people pulling the strings know who’s who and they make sure it’s always a legit fighter against a loser? Does Glass Joe ever fight Max Key?
I have a dream to run a jobber wrestling tournament with all the guys that always lose on TV. The tagline would be “someone’s got to win”. And then they would be crowned champion of the jobbers. I think people would watch that.