I’m not sure if I’ve ever had a more frustrating hunt than our California Blacktail hunt! Obviously, what made it frustrating was not that it was unsuccessful, but that it was unsuccessful in such humiliating fashion. I’ve missed shots before…I’m pretty sure everyone has, but I’m not sure if I’ve missed so many times, in so many ways, and I’m sure I’ve never done it on TV for all the world to see.
During my WWE career I’ve been mocked, heckled, cursed, threatened–you name it, I’ve been through it. The same could possibly happen as result of this show. I have to tell you though, just as I did in my WWE career, I learned more from this failure than I ever did from my successes. We had the choice not to air any of those missed shots. But, that’s not what happened! I had a horrible hunt, and that was the reality of it. You needed to see it. It doesn’t always go well…life doesn’t always go well. What do we do? Give up? Quit? Crawl in a hole and hope that it goes away? No! We get back on the horse and forge ahead.
What I enjoy most about doing Outdoor television is, just as in my WWE career, I find that no matter how crappy things might appear, I’m an individual that has SO much to be thankful for. Just like the end of this week’s show indicates, my appreciation for that is always right around the corner.