When former WWE developmental talent and Ring of Honor wrestler Chris Hero competed Saturday, May 9 for Ronin Pro Wrestling 6, something inspiring occurred between him and a young fan.
Just one of those feel good moments.
Now for the known. A much bigger Chris Hero battled Florida indie wrestler Mikaze -- David vs. Goliath, sort of -- during Ronin Pro Wrestling 6 at the Broward College South Campus Gymnasium in (South Florida) Pembroke Pines.
One young fan, Bryant Suquitana Jr., siding with the underdog, began heckling Hero. The yells caught the attention of Hero.
Hero and Mikaze worked a very good match with Hero finally winning after many near falls. The crowd appreciated their efforts.
Here’s where the interesting intensified. As Mikaze lie prone on the mat with Hero’s winning music playing, Hero rolled from the ring and walked toward that heckling boy, Suquitana, unhappy with Hero’s latest victory. Hero stopped, peered at him and then started talking to him.
All of a sudden, Hero quickly returned to the ring, looking wild eyed as if he would inflict further damage on the smaller Mikaze.
After straightening the wobbly grappler, Hero offered his hand. Mikaze shook it; the two embraced, and Suquitana began clapping.
Hero then left the ring again. This time, Suquitana walked into Hero’s path with his hand extended, and Hero stopped and shook it.
Classy sportsmanship move by Hero and Suquitana.
Here’s what transpired during that initial post-match talk between Hero and the young fan. Hero asked Suquitana if Mikaze was his favorite wrestler, and he nodded yes. Then Hero asked if he wanted him to shake Mikaze’s hand, and the kid again nodded the affirmative. Hero asked Suquitana to shake his hand, after he shook Mikaze’s hand. Not so fast, but the reluctant boy changed his mind and attitude, after seeing Hero’s compassion toward Mikaze in the ring. Suquitana’s little brother, Emilio, even asked him, if he was going to shake Hero’s hand.
Hero and the older brother not only set a good example for the little brother but for all of us.
Video of the post-match positives between Chris Hero, Bryant Suquitana and his little brother, Emilio, and Mikaze.
BTW, Mikaze is not only a talented wrestler, but he also designs the ring gear for WWE NXT women’s champ Sasha Banks.
- Ronin 7 is Saturday, July 25 at the Broward College South Campus Gymnasium in (South Florida) Pembroke Pines.
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