Source: Max Buck’s Blog
Max Buck of the Young Bucks/Generation Me tag team recently posted an entry on his blog talking about how he almost missed last month’s Destination X pay-per-view! Below is a portion of his larger blog entry, which has been broken into different pieces for ease of reading.
The highlight of March of course was our pay per view debut at Destination X. The morning of the show was a scary one for me. Nick and I were in New Jersey as we had just wrestled for an Indy company named JAPW the night before. The days prior, we were on the road doing TNA house-shows so we had already completed 3 shows in 3 different states. We were both exhausted and at that point had only slept one night of proper sleep. My alarm went off after about 2 hrs of rest (we had an early flight to Orlando to catch), and as soon as I sat up I started freaking out. I looked around the room and everything was moving in fast forward. It was the most bizarre thing I’d ever seen. Then, I noticed all of my senses were enhanced. I could see and hear things more clear. I’d go to move my neck quick from left to right and could hear my muscles move and bones crack in my neck.
The room started closing in. “What is happening to me?!” I thought. I looked at Nick and kayfabed him about what was going on – he didn’t need to know his brother was going nuts. I hopped up from the bed to the sink and turned the water on. “WWWWHHHHOOOOOMMM!!” It sounded like a waterfall. I splashed my face repeatedly and started panicking. “I’ve got an Ultimate X Match tonight on live ppv, I’m not going to make it if I’m like this!” I then ripped open my backpack and found a few tablets of a natural vitamin called St John’s Wart. My mom always told me that they helped calm your nerves. And like magic, I swallowed the pills and everything started slowing down. My senses were soon back to normal too. Maybe it was the “Placebo Effect?” We then raced to Newark airport, hopped on a plane to Orlando and went straight to the building. Why did this happen to me? Lack of sleep? Stress? I’m not sure exactly. My brain was cloudy all day but Nick really helped carry the work-load that night. I really don’t know what we’d do without each other.
There are days where Nick can’t focus, so I’ll work a little harder, or times when I’m so sore that I can hardly move, so he’s there to take care of me. Sometimes he’s nervous to talk so he’ll have me do the promos. We’re there for each other when it counts. This is why we are where we are. We’re a team. The Ultimate X match turned out being even more than I expected. It was easily the biggest match of our careers. I’m also super psyched that they decided to use the four of us on the DVD cover. I’ll look back years from now and remember that the morning of that day, I didn’t even think I was going to make it to the show.
Source: Max Buck’s Blog