I asked various wrestlers, promoters, and bloggers who are friends of this blog for their resolutions for 2012. Here are the responses I got:
"In 2012 I will be committed to professional wrestling training with the ambition of being a full-on pro wrestler. Also, get those connections that will get me into local indie wrestling feds."--Tigre at Blog de TigreMasc
"My resolution for next year was inspired by your 12/3/11 posting called 'What Now?' about the demise of underground wrestling companies as well as Neverland's 9/6/11 posting that warned against the negative effects of video piracy called 'Cutting Off Our Noses.' I resolve to do more to financially support the sport I love. I resolve to buy at least 3 items per month from a pro wrestling federation, wrestler, or production company (ticket to a live show, a DVD, pay-per-view, or new website subscription, for example)."--The guy in charge of Wrestling Arsenal
"My resolution is to try to be a little more selective about the wrestling I watch, maybe less WWE, or at least be sure to keep it on mute. Because it's supposed to be for fun, so it's annoying when I end up all pissed off. No, wait. Can I change my resolution? I can't watch less WWE because Tyler Black might be coming to it, and there are people I'd hate to miss, like Mason Ryan, but I DO resolve to focus on the parts I like, and just not think too much about the things that piss me off, just play Pokemon or something during those parts."--Stay Puft at Inner Jobber
"In 2012, I resolve to finish my collection of erotic wrestling short stories and get it to the publisher. I also resolve to finish some unfinished business with a couple of wrestlers who need some payback. I also resolve to try to get some new gear and to get in the ring more frequently."--Cage Thunder at Welcome to the Thunderdome and BG East
"You know, the only resolution I can think of is that I'd like to see more beefcake wrestlers wear Speedo-type trunks in the ring. Enough of those long stretchy tights and square-cut shorts. Don't be shy, gentlemen. You've got the bodies, now flaunt them! (John Cena, are you listening?)"--Bruno at Beefcakes of Wrestling
"My New Year's Wrestling resolutions for 2012:
- Interview more of my favorite homoerotic wrestlers.
- Ignore the haters and appreciate the positives more.
- Write at least one fictional homoerotic wrestling match a month.
- Get a better job that will pay me what I'm worth and give me more time for resolutions #1 and #3."
"I don't want to 100% give my resolution away. (I believe keeping them a secret helps the chances of them coming through as last year's did.) But on that note I will say that my resolution is to work really hard in wrestling in 2012 to try to open more doors in 2013. To try to regain some momentum from the previous year, and hopefully be a more developed version of the character Ashton."--Ashton Vuitton at Pro Wrestling Blitz
- "I will continue to wrestle fairly but aggressively, and to keep myself strong and centered at all times.
- I will continue to humiliate and defeat my opponents without causing them any permanent injury.
- I will continue to produce the best wrestling videos in the world as I have been doing for several years now. You won't see me producing the fake, wimpy, so-called 'wrestling matches' that my competition puts out there that feature delicate, untrained pretty boys. At KRUSHCO you will continue to see REAL MEN having REAL FIGHTS on camera without any rules, referees, or fancy lighting that's more suitable for models than for MEN."
"I want to perfect my skills and take my rightful place as the King of Rock Hard Wrestling by destroying everyone in my path, including Jake Jenkins!"--Eli Black at Rock Hard Wrestling
"I want to smash my upcoming opponents, especially this Jake guy. I also want to learn some new moves that will intimidate my opponents, and I'm working on pumping up my chest."--Travis Storm at Rock Hard Wrestling
"I want to increase my fan base and generate more excitement for underground wrestling."--Jake Jenkins at Rock Hard Wrestling
"I want to show that I have barely shown my full potential yet. I plan to mix up my arsenal of moves to keep opponents guessing and ascend to the top!"--Zack Johnathan at Rock Hard Wrestling
"I'm looking forward to taking on Austin Cooper. He's agreed to meet me in the BG East Gazebo, and that too pretty boy will finally be put in his place--buried under my big prize-winning pecs!"--Darius at BG East
"2011 was a transition year for me and a major upswing in my health. I spent a lot of time on the mats and in the ring rebuilding my strength and endurance. So in 2012 I resolve to go back in front of the cameras--but exactly in what capacity still remains to be seen ...."--Kid Leopard at BG East
"In 2012 I will retire Kid Leopard once and for all."--Jonny Firestorm at BG East
"I resolve to defeat that muscle monster Dev Michaels--on the mats, in the ring, in a pool, on the grass--anywhere!"--Patrick Donovan at BG East
Wrestle hard, my friends!