So as it’s recently been announced that I will be competing against Chance Ellison at The Schmoedown Live Event In New York, I thought I’d talk about how I’m feeling.
When I was asked to compete in this undercard match, there was no way I could say no. Live is intense and an environment that breeds pressure. But this was an opportunity, win or lose, that I could not pass up. The potential for an epic entrance, in front of the community I came from is so exciting, not to mention a possible win at that level would be incredible. If nothing else just to have the experience would be something special.
I have no intention of sleeping on Chance’s skills. He got plucked out of the fan world for a reason. But so did I. I’ve broken even in singles but my losses weren’t shameful by any means. My opponent hasn’t proven much without a vet by his side. Maybe he’ll prove it live in front of an audience, maybe not. I can only focus on what I know.
I know my excitement outweighs my anxieties. I know I want to have fun. And I know I wanna go “full machine” and just go for it with every aspect of the game. I know my strengths, weaknesses and what I need to work on. And I know Chance’s. Most importantly for me, I know I have an awesome support system to keep the positivity going.
I’d like to think that over this past season and through these few “Machine Monday” articles, you’ve gotten to know me as “The Machine” but also as just Jeannine. I’ve expressed insecurities and fears here. But I’ve also expressed how important it is to me to embody all aspects of the game. How, along with the trivia, the theatrics are a big part of what gives me confidence, so I hope that while, yes nerves will be involved, you ultimately know that my goal, as a fan and someone who loves all elements of the Schmoedown, is to give you guys a good show.
See you in the Big Apple! (Winking kiss emoji)
– The Machine