Not the first time We’ve lost a fairly close member of the ewrestling community, but certainly the most shocking.
I was good friends with a man named Doug, who just happened to work in the world trade center… and just happened to be working there, talking to me on the AOL messenger on 9/11.. and just happened to be while two planes decided to crash into the buildings taking them, and Doug down with them as we casually chatted while we should have probably been working.
Losing Stak just kinda brings all of that back.
Stak was one of those members who spoke his mind and generally alienated people, but you respect him for doing it. I respected Mark/Stak for being there. When the chips were down and nobody else seemed interested in a declining website about pretending to wrestle, Mark was right there. Even if we disagreed about mostly everything, he was there and I appreciated it.
I don’t know what ailed him. I never even knew he was this sick. But I remember him being one of the few people who contacted me on AM… just to talk. He would often contact me, and I’d roll my eyes wondering what kind of shenanigans I was going to experience when I opened his AIM session. If it was arguing about the Sharks/Redwings or talking about the WWE, Stak would always be right in my face.
And I’m going to miss that.
So, Stak, if you somehow have an internet service and are checking RK like you normally would, I miss ya bud. It’s definitely not going to be the same without you around. Some people, you just expect to be around every day.. and you take them for granted.