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Romance, love, the game. And when “the one” doesn’t feel the same.

As a wealthy, good looking, charming, charismatic, mysterious…… (Shall I continue), and adventurous man there has never been a shortage of ladies in my life. It’s the most complicated and dangerous aspect of our every day lives. Who doesn’t want to find that special someone to grow old with and perhaps start a family. Scorned people, that’s who. But I’ll get to that.

Now I am a man that enjoys his freedom, flirting and attention. So not being tied down always seemed like a blessing more than a curse. But, as will happen in life, you will be thrown a curve ball. I also considered myself a bachelor. I have enjoyed the company of many different woman over the years. I very much enjoyed their company. We had our time and we both moved on. Now, with the more and more females I would meet the chances increase for meeting someone special. And I did. It’s not something you aim for or plan. It just happens. You meet someone and everything changes. You no longer want to be the bachelor, you don’t want to meet anyone new, you only want to see, know and have this one person.

It doesn’t matter how it happens. When you meet you feel something. That “it” something. It truly is like magic. They are on your mind every moment after you meet. You just can not wait for that next time you see one another. When that time happens it flies by because you are both into one another so much, as much as time will slow when you’re together, it will fly by. Because the conversations are so fluid, kisses are so explosive, etc…… That you cannot have enough and every moment ends. Over time things progress and a string of amazing days, nights and moments have you feeling that something special. That heart racing, heart dropping, head in the clouds something. Love, it may not be the same for everyone. But I’m pretty sure it’s pretty similar to this for us all. If you haven’t felt it, I’m sure you will. It’s the greatest feeling we as human beings get the opportunity to experience.
Things progress, get more serious. Discussions of moving in together and kids happen, it’s natural. It’s my favorite part of the relationship. After the courtship and honeymoon phases, which don’t get me wrong are amazing and equally as beautiful. It’s that true commitment, life planning, truly happy together period that gets me. I’m the happiest then. When you look at her (“him” for any ladies that may be reading) and feel in your soul this my woman (man) and I am the happiest person in existence.

And….. That’s as far as I’ve gotten. Because as I’ve stated earlier life will happen. It will throw curve balls and wrenches into the works. It’s even harder If you had made it further in your relationship. Living together, marriage, kids….. just makes it all more difficult. I hope if life does get hard you are able to work it out. However, when life doesn’t go your way. Perhaps your past catches up with you, the 2 of you have an uncompromisable disagreement, or you are just human and made a mistake. Relationships will end. It’s something we’ve been warned about since we were kids. “Nothing lasts forever” “nothing gold can stay” “it’s better to have loved and lost, than to not have loved at all” “theres plenty of fish in the sea” when you’ve seen true beauty, the colors are brighter, the scents more fresh, and to the touch more tingly and sensitive than ever. None of those lines help when it ends. In fact nothing will help. Not friends comforting you, not crying, not a gorgeous rebound, not even all the ben and Jerry’s in the world. The only thing that can do it, at least in my experience is time. It is also easy to become bitter and scorned. I advise against this because that Will have a far longer lasting affect than the initial heart break. Trust me. It may be the hardest thing to do. But you have to keep your head up. You may feel more down now than you have ever been. The same way the person, for you, was like oxygen and water Something you just can’t live without. You are now suffocating and drowning. You will probably live with a scar. It may not be visible, but it’s there. When someone comes into your life and completely changes it. Let’s try to make it for the better. You may be down, but how are you supposed to feel the highs if you don’t know the lows. If you are the one holding on, let go. Learn the lessons that person had to teach. You will come out of this. And you will be better for it. Don’t give up, someone is out there looking for you. They just don’t know it yet.




– Salvatore Morocco

TWITTER: @SalvatoreMorocc

New “Dudeumentaries” to Focus on the Lives of Dudes







Mike O’Brien or Sam Zane

TWITTER: @StuffDudesLike1



New “Dudeumentaries” to Focus on the Lives of Dudes

Documentary film series to begin production this summer in and around the New York area

June 10, 2015 – New York – The online men’s interest magazine announced today that they will begin filming their first two documentaries this summer.

The new film series, titled “Dudeumentaries” will focus on extraordinary dudes and the lives they lead. Each film in the series will spotlight a dude that the audience of SDL will already be familiar with. When completed, each film will be released first for consideration in film festivals and then be released for theatrical and eventual home media distribution.

The first film will focus on children’s book author Keith White Jr. and the “Color-With-Me” Adventure books he writes for children with ADHD and other neurological problems.

The second will follow pro-wrestling superstar Salvatore Morocco as he roadtrips to independent wrestling events around the country.

“We feel that there are certain dudes in the world that deserve recognition but just aren’t getting it.” Said SDL founder Mike O’Brien. “This will be a great way to both showcase them and show the world that Stuff Dudes Like is more than just an online magazine!”

Both films are scheduled for release in late 2015.











The McGlomouses vs Double Down

On January 18th, 2018 The McGlomouses (Plunkett & Staxx) (w/ Uncle Paw Paw & Amie Mae) took on the team of Double Down (Our own Salvatore Morocco & James Santel) (w/ Big Daddy Dre) at an Empire State Wrestling show.

We were able to obtain some fancam footage of the match!

Please enjoy…

The State of Pro Wrestling


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I have stated a number of times that it is a great time for wrestling. There are many successful independent companies: ROH, TNA, NJPW and Lucha Underground are all finding their own niche on TV, NXT is doing well on the WWE Network, and RAW/Smackdown is putting out entertaining shows every week.


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I do however take issue with a couple things. I’m well aware my opinion won’t have any affect on WWE but I really have a problem with one thing they have been doing for some time. I have been paying close attention since the Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View and I have given it a lot of thought. It feels that they are incapable, unless your name is John Cena, to push more than one guy at a time. It is something I have disliked about this era for some time. However it didn’t really tick me off until the Royal Rumble. I witnessed everyone job out to a lackluster Roman Reigns victory.


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It would appear that it isn’t having any affect on WWE as they are doing well financially. But, there is a lot of great talent on the roster and it feels that unless you are the “Chosen One” your career isn’t going anywhere. There are ways to build your talent successfully and do it with more than one guy at a time. Even after everyone put Roman Reigns over at the Rumble, I still feel as if he is incapable of defeating Brock Lesnar.


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Now in WWE’s defense there will always be an aspect to the product that can be criticized. Nothing is perfect. But when you have a WWE title match at WRESTLEMANIA that feels barely deserving of the Raw main event, it becomes clear that something is not right. Let me add that I don’t hate Reigns nor do I feel it’s his fault. Never the less something isn’t right. And WWE feels as if it’s in need of another renaissance.


– Salvatore Morocco

Follow Me @SalvatoreMorocc


SDL Alumni

What is the SDL Alumni Page?

One of the things we are extremely proud of here at Stuff Dudes Like is that we often serve as a springboard for young writers and newly launched podcasts as they bring their fresh ideas and talent to the Internet.  Over time, writers and podcasts will move on to other ventures or will find other avenues for their talents. This page exists to thank all of those who have contributed to the great content here at Stuff Dudes Like and to remind them that they will ALWAYS be a part of the SDL Family.

It may not be the “dude” thing to say… but from the bottom of our hearts we wish each and every member of our alumni success, no matter what the future holds!

We would also like to extend a welcome to all SDL alumni to come back and post content as a guest writer or podcast any time.



KeithWhiteKeith White Jr.

Hello dudes! I’m Keith and besides writing for Stuff Dudes Like I am also the author and illustrator of 24 “Color-With-Me” Adventure books for kids. They are chapter books with pictures in between each chapter that the kids can color to help them remember what they read. I also co-hosted the video game radio show “The Digital Ensemble” on 91.3 FM in Buffalo, NY from 2005-2010. I have had parts in the movies Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, The Falls, Sharknado 2: The Second One and Return of Nuke Em High Vol. 1 among others. I’m here on Stuff Dudes Like to bring you video game reviews, stories about my childhood and hopefully stories that truly are Stuff Dudes Like.


thumbMike O’Brien

My name is Mike O’Brien and people keep telling me that I’m just like Louis CK – fat, awkward and lonely.  Notice they didn’t say anything about being funny.  They’re just kidding… I think.

I love to write blog posts that make people laugh and I’m never afraid to turn the spotlight on myself, as I somehow end up being the butt of many of my own jokes. I love beer, cars, football, and food. All kinds of food! Honestly, I probably need to like food a little less and like working out a little more. Either way, I’ll post about many different kinds of things but I will always try to add a little humor. I run the SDLStaff Twitter account and you can follow me there to hear my latest jokes and to keep up on the latest happenings here at Stuff Dudes Like.


mikeMike Bocchetti

My name is Mike Bocchetti and I am a man about town. I’m a New York City comic and have been an actor since 1992. I was the announcer on DirecTV’s The Artie Lange Show, and a regular guest on The Opie and Jim Show, The Opie and Anthony Show and The Anthony Cumia Show. I was recently in the movie The Family with Robert De Niro and I was on the TV show Monk. Besides all that I loves vintage muscle cars and I have a soft spot in my heart for hot chicks that like me back.

TWITTER: @mikebocchetti

aneesaAneesa Mirza

As a young girl I was always ‘that girl.’ You know the one that has her head in a book at all times and is constantly rewriting her diary entry in to new notebooks in the neatest handwriting? My younger brother would call me Lisa from The Simpsons and he sure as hell was Bart! But as I grew up I was happy to find that those traits never changed. I still keep a journal and I still adore reading. I am currently working as an Editorial Assistant for a small Publishing House in Central London, I contribute articles to several magazines and am working on my own novels and short stories. To keep up with my work kindly visit and follow me on twitter.

TWITTER: @mirza_aneesa

danielDaniel Tomlinson

I came to Nashville in 1991 from Flint, Michigan to attend Lipscomb University. I graduated in 1995 with a degree in religion, and in 1998 I married Carey Earheart, a student at the University of Evansville. In 2002 I finished a masters in religion at Lipscomb University, and we became parents in 2004 to a precious daughter who is, amazingly, a tween now. When I’m not operating my business we spend time in Watersound, cheer for Vol football, and Lady B Basketball (A-Sun’s Lipscomb). And when I’m not doing that with my girls I’m here writing for you, my fantastic and loyal readers. Thank you for reading my drivel.

TWITTER: @danieltomlins72

toddTodd Smith

Hello! I’m Todd, and I’m a 23 year-old openly homosapien from Buffalo. I’m a writer, an artist, with an affinity for music, and I’ve got a PhD in sleeping. It’s not unusual to find me reading something so enticing that my eyes dry out from a lack of blinking, nose-deep in a good Facebook status and/or Tweet, causing conflagrations in the kitchen, or eagerly salivating in line at Moe’s. (Seriously… am I supposed to say ‘thank you’ when they say ‘welcome to Moe’s’ or…?) I’ve joined the SDL team to share my love of language, both native and foreign, as well as a bunch of other things I haven’t decided on yet. Stay tuned. In the meantime, you can follow along with my written works at or with my experimental adventures in cooking and baking at

TWITTER: @jefermelesyeux

willieWillie Cintron

Willie hails from San Antonio, Texas. His wrestling knowledge is embarrassingly impeccable. His humor is drier than the Sahara Desert and makes you cringe and laugh simultaneously. He is a stylist during the day and a Twitter assassin by night. He has worked as a publicist, bookkeeper, sales rep and banker. He’s done it all and he is always for hire. He is a lover, not a fighter. His last 3 girlfriends are literally insane. Be cautious women.

TWITTER: @WillieStufff

jackJack Wichard

Name shouldn’t be too difficult to figure out, It’s under my picture. BRFC supporter, and zookeeper. I Write articles right here on Stuff Dudes Like! Also, I’m hideously uninteresting if anyone’s into that.

TWITTER: @JackWichard

thumbVictor Victor

While it’s been confirmed that Victor Victor is an actual person (though Victor Victor could still be a pen name), some of his claims – like being the inventor of the semicolon – have yet to be substantiated. He’s wanted for questioning in three countries, all for driving-related incidents and he’s rumored to be one of the photographers who caused Princess Di’s fatal crash. Honestly, we wouldn’t blame you if you just scrolled right past his editorials (we don’t read them either).


salSalvatore Morocco

They call me “The Main Event”! Whether its in a ring, at a poker table or here on Stuff Dudes Like… I’m the best you’ll ever see! I am a professional wrestler. I have just begun to make a name for myself around the wrestling world. Most notably defeating Zach Gowan and Gregory Iron in recent tag-team action. On top of being both a lifelong fan of wrestling and involved in the business, I have been involved in the music industry, the fashion world and the world of film making. These skills I’ve picked up give me added experience that I hope will translate into an enjoyable and informative reading experience. Join me for stories about the world of professional wrestling and the people in it.

TWITTER: @SalvatoreMorocc

mike2Mike Lerchenfeldt

Science and Informational Literacy Teacher in the Chippewa Valley Schools. Alum of Oakland University and Saginaw Valley State University. Member of the Michigan-Shiga, Japan Student Exchange Committee. Taught in New Zealand through a teacher exchange program. Dedicated to student success. Enjoys being an active member of the community. Blogger for Digital First Media writing mainly about education, health, and travel.

TWITTER: @mj_lerch

jasonJason Smith

Hey readers of Stuff Dudes Like! My name is Jason Smith. I am a stand-up comedian from Albany, NY. I have been doing the standing up and telling jokes since 2008. I have performed all over the northeast, the entire east coast and Los Angeles. I’ve opened for big name comics, like Doug Stanhope. I have stories to tell. I also have a passion for professional wrestling, beer, video games and other things that I’m sure make you go “Oh, I can relate to this Jason Smith guy!” Please come along with me, as I write about those things. Also, follow me on Twitter, where I occasionally say things that make people chuckle.

TWITTER: @ComedianJasonS

chris mChris Monroe

Being a first time Dad to a 16-month old doesn’t lend to much time for writing. On the contrary it does offer a plethora of stories, memories and moments to write about and share. As any dad would know the stories of diaper accidents and spitting up food are abundant and I will try to spare you the gross details. However, from time to time I would like to stop by and share with you dudes some random fun stories that parenthood and life have brought along the way.

TWITTER: @turtle868

holtRobert Holt

Robert Holt is a St. Louis native and has been writing horror fiction for years. He has short stories published in dozens of anthologies and on the web. His first novel, Death’s Disciples, was released in the summer of 2014. His second book was a 360 degree turn from the splatterpunk style of the first. The Vegetarian Werewolf was a toddler horror anthology for the 4 to 7 age range. He has also started assisting with the production of a documentary film about the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark children’s book series. He is a boxing enthusiast, a dedicated hiker, a beer aficionado, and a beard wearing hipster.

TWITTER: @HoltHorror

headshots, kids, portraits childrenMatt Walker

Matt Walker is a Los Angelesean Floridian with an opinion. If you need hard-hitting time devouring op-eds that concern YOU, Matt will provide them. Call him an intellectual or a savant, he won’t know the difference.

Matt has been called writer, artist, musician, improviser, failure, and disappointment.

The proof’s in the links:

TWITTER: @mattwindwalker

thumbChristian Chandler

Christian Chandler is from the great state of South Carolina. Chris has worked on newspaper staffs, radio broadcasting sports and country music, management, counseling, political involvement and much, much more. If it’s interesting he likes it and wants in. His writing covers a number of topics. You might read about sports, social and political issues, health and nutrition issues, and basically whatever his creative mind comes up with. There are so many layers to Chris even he might not find them all before his life ends. He passionately loves his wife. Has a great attraction to Christianity and Eastern Religions. Particularly the psychology of the east to give some answers to our out of control society that seems to thrive on hate and a “us” verse “them” mentality. If you want to read the same old stuff that has been written a million times or just read stuff that is “preaching to the choir” because it enforces your strongly held beliefs that you just aren’t willing to have challenged, Christian Chandler may not be your guy.

TWITTER: @AuthorChrisC

ryan bRyan Bailey

The name is Ryan Bailey and the town is Buffalo NY. I ‘m a graduate from the (not so) famous Cheektowaga NY school known as Cleveland Hill. When it comes to my social life, I’m the 19 year old fat, funny, and deaf kid that everyone loves… I think. When it comes to sports I’m a fan of every sport, even cricket. I just don’t know the rules but who needs rules! I play baseball, basketball, hockey, football, and soccer all recreationally though. I’m an avid fantasy sport player who has yet to win money. It reminds me of  last 15 years of my favorite team the Buffalo Bills (mark my words, I am guaranteeing the Bills make the playoffs in 2015!). When it comes to my favorite teams you can say I got a weird bunch. For football I enjoy the losing talents of Buffalo and Cleveland. When it comes to baseball it’s all about the Yankees and Indians. In hockey I’m fans of the Sabres and Blue Jackets. Basketball, the Celtics (yes I know it makes no sense) and the Cavs. Also I’m a Bandits season ticket holder. “What’s he got?? Nothing!!”. I’ll leave you with this all you need to know about me… I love sports, I love my family, I love beer, and I love deaf people.

TWITTER: @R_Bailey11

 NaseehaNaseeha Tayob

Small talk with a big mouth.

TWITTER: @naseehatayob

jeffJeff Bauer

I am originally from St. Cloud MN, and I currently reside in Wisconsin. Life is tough being a Vikings fan in Wisconsin. I am an avid player of Fantasy Sports and have been quite successful I have played since 1989. I am a big movie buff along with being a video game geek. I am also the official Fantasy Football Guru for Izzy Presley’s Another F’N Podcast!

TWITTER: @jbauer36

sunshineSunshine Peterman

Sunshine. Real name. Born of hippies. I was taken to a nudist camp as I a kid but regrettably, blocked it out. I’m the single mom to ten “children” ages, 20,18,18,17,17,16,15,15,13 and 2. Five daughters and five sons. 5 bio and 5 adopted from foster care. I was a foster kid as a teen therein my mission. I blog about adoption awareness, foster care reform and living with a houseful of hormones. I’m a hippie at heart and believe in the power of humanity, and personal enlightenment. I’m a quote, diet coke and Doritos addict. I believe there’s profound good inherently in people & power in words, together that’s unstoppable.

TWITTER: @momsterof10

wordsmithSamuel Wordsmith

Samuel Wordsmith is a semi-consistent writer and a frequent, part time optimist. Much of his day is spent wishing he was a guinea pig, writing scripts and shouting, via Twitter, at inspirational quotes.

See you in the afterlife atheists.

TWITTER: @SamuelWordsmith

ronRon Palmieri

I run the pop-culture website It’s Cool To Me, Dammit! where I write articles, draw web comics and make videos all about comics, video games, super hero movies and lot’s more. Want to debate Marvel vs. DC? I’ll tell you why Marvel rocks and why you’re wrong. When I’m not blogging, I like food. All kinds of food. Good food, bad food. Making food and dissecting food all to make sure I get the perfect bite! And the best part is washing it all down with a delicious craft beer. My hope is to write some things that all the dudes (and dude-ettes too) like!

TWITTER: @ronofthemill

CLAYClay Thiessen

Hey guys, my name is Clay. And here’s a few things about myself.. Sagittarius, outdoorsman, musician, style snob, loner, recovered addict, boot hoarder, classic rock enthusiast, chairbourne warrior, weekend drinker, cigar lover, I prefer cats over dogs, pizza is the preference, small town kid and I would do anything for my friends and family. I’ve been asked to describe myself in 3 words, and my response, “Fast, Easy, Free”. Live fast, be easy and never take freedom for granted.

TWITTER: @ClayTheGringo

robertRobert Leigh

After bartending his way around Spain and the West End of London, Robert Leigh returned to his home city of Liverpool and began writing. Leigh’s works include Kill Line (Book One of The Retribution Trilogy) and From Lime Street to Yirgacheffe (a true story, of sorts…). He lives in Liverpool City Centre and continues to write in numerous genres.

TWITTER: @RLeigh78

joshJosh King

A publicity stunt in high school lead me to appearing on national television at the youthful age of 17. After appearing on ESPN’s Outside the Lines in 2005, I was able to get into mainstream media. I’ve been published in both the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune Review. I’ve been transitioning into radio in the Pittsburgh area. I’ve lived in Chicago, Virginia Beach, Washington DC, and even had a brief tenure in Minnesota. I look forward to contributing celebrity interviews and random columns for Stuff Dudes Like.

TWITTER: @joshk65

micheleMichele Jones

Family, writing, cooking, and sports are passions for Michele Jones. She is a diehard Penguin, Steeler, and Pirate fan… really, a diehard anything-Pittsburgh fan. Michele is a published memoir writer, short story author, and poet, but she loves writing paranormal, horror, and thriller fiction. She moderates a local writing group in her hometown and critiques and beta reads for several published authors.

TWITTER: @Chelepie

chillChillbear Latrigue

I’m one of the about 150 million writers who were created when our barely literate society learned that we no longer had to use typewriters to sputter out our readable thoughts. Raised on the mean streets of South Florida during the turbulent Art Deco revival, I’ve developed a reputation as a literary ne’er-do-well who plays by his own set of rules. I’ve been an author and editor on several formidable blogs, including and the late, great Look out, Stuff Dudes Like, this writer is likely to completely redefine how you feel about things like macramé pistol grips and the “beer before liquor” rule.

TWITTER: @Chillbear

laura Laura Elizabeth Anderson

Resident goofball, silly goose, love naps, dinosaurs, & science!

TWITTER: @dinosaurs907

joseJose Luna

Dudes… My name is Jose Luna. I’m a lifelong long video game and tech junkie and newest writer for SDL. Im looking forward to contributing gaming news and reviews to the site, and playing games with the SDL community.

TWITTER: @sohkseven

michaelMichael Carroll

Hello, my name is Michael Carroll. I am a part time mental health and human services worker, and I am also a part time chaplain. I am a U.S. Army Infantry Veteran, and I was deployed to the country of Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Forge. I attended Indiana State University, where I double majored in Professional Aviation and Aerospace Administration. I then attended Ball State University, where I studied Meteorology. I am Catholic, and my faith is very important to me. My interests include music, sports, history and astronomy, and if you couldn’t already tell, I also love anything to do with Meteorology and Aviation. My favorite sports are hockey, football and baseball. At the moment, I am writing two books. One is a parody of romance novels. The other is my memoirs.

I currently live in Warsaw, Indiana with my fiance and our two dogs. I am living with and overcoming Serious Mental Illness, as well as a Traumatic Brain Injury. I hope you find my contributions to this site to be enjoyable and inspirational.

TWITTER: @CatholicArmyVet

rickyRicky James Crisp Jr

My name is Ricky James Crisp Jr. I grew up on the Left Coast in Auburn, WA. In 2004 I got my AAS Degree in Radio Broadcasting at Brown College in Mendota Heights, MN. Sept. 2001 I moved from Seattle, WA to Scottsdale, AZ. I’m a Die Hard Chicago Bears and Arizona Wildcats Basketball fan, and a huge Football, UFC, Basketball fan. As a hobby/side job I DJ and and make beats/remixes and mashups. My DJ site is and you can follow me on Twitter or FaceBook.

TWITTER: @DJRickochet714


cagleThe Cagle and Cory Show 

The Cagle and Cory Show is comprised of two people, Dylan Cagle and Cory Bowlin. The duo plans on making podcasting a career in the future.

TWITTER: @cagleandcory

jk2The old WZ and JK show

You can take the boys out of Scottdale, but you can’t take the Scottdale out of the boys.
WZ and JK have been friends since they graduated high school. What started off with little pranks around town, escalated quickly when they found jobs making them wealthy kids before the age of 21.
The money was a surprise to both of them as they endured financial struggles during the year of 2007. The newfound money would help the two go on the ride of a lifetime. From Maui to Puerto Rico they will tell tales of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll. Literally. Add in massage parlors, gambling, and guns and the story just begins.
From traveling to Canada without birth certificates with guns in the trunk, to screaming at millionaire bosses in Maui (WZ 2009, JK 2010 in Puerto Rico) this show is dedicated to telling the behind the scenes of what happened at CPU Pittsburgh.
Trib Total Media built their empire then spit WZ and JK out at 24.
Now, 3 years later these two aren’t holding back.
This show will be sure to be a laugh riot. Starring Walter Zimmerman the funniest guy that isn’t famous…well…yet. A Josh Mirage production.

TWITTER: @joshk65


As I prepare for another match this Saturday night, I began to reflect on my journey. Up to this point, I’ve done it all in attempts to reach my goals. I know where I want to be. Fitness is currently the peak topic on my mind and I realize what I have to do to get to that place. It is a life long road and there are many bumps and obstacles in the way. Fitness plays a huge role in my wrestling career. Not only to look my best but I also need to physically compete and defeat my opponent.  I know I cannot get into great detail here (fitness is a topic that can be discussed for days) but I will briefly share with you my road to health and fitness.  I have discovered that there are 4 main points to focus on during a journey to a healthier lifestyle.


I decided to first discuss the most important topic in this category, Diet. There are many different diets one can choose to follow. Pescetarian, vegetarian, vegan, fruitarian, alkaline, blood type, high protein etc. I’ve found this is the most important because with out a healthy diet no amount of weights, cardio or vitamins will counter the effects of eating poorly. I do not stick to any particular diet. I envelop many elements of all diets into my own personal regimen. But at the end of the day, I truly just try to make the best food choices for each meal. If you find you don’t have the greatest diet currently and attempts In past have failed, you can try what I did when I first changed my lifestyle. The old New year’s resolution style of changing your entire diet cold turkey is never going to work. I realized early on that a complete diet change was impossible. Instead I made small healthy substitutions. Instead of soda pop I chose flavored water. Instead of bread I chose wraps. Instead of cookies, chips and ice cream I chose yogurt,  apples and bananas. I continued this mentality and once I adjusted to one change I made another small change. So on and so forth until I had eliminated all the unhealthy items that consumed my diet. Now I’m content with my diet and from time to time allow myself to enjoy those other Items as occasional treats on my “cheat” day or even just a “cheat” meal. I personally find them critical for a successful diet. This way nothing is forbidden and completely testing your will. In you mind you know that eventually you will be able to have that one item you are really craving. It preventing breaking your will power, which leads to the mental failure of your diet.



Next would probably have to be lifting weights and working out. Don’t get me wrong, cardio is important and the biggest contributor to being “in shape” but cardio only burns calories and makes you thin. With all that fat burned you need something to substitute that space in your body. You fill it with muscle. Lifting isn’t for everyone but you can still workout without lifting heavy weights. Push ups, crunches, and squats are 3 workouts you can do in the privacy of your own home and require only your own body weight. I recommend some form of exercise outside of cardio for your all around health. I find it ridiculous that many people fear lifting because they don’t want to get too big. People spend hours of each day in the gym without getting big. It requires much more than just lifting to truly get big.

The next for me is a tie between cardio and supplementing. You need a balance between the four I’ve talked about to achieve perfection. I couldn’t choose which one between these two was the next most important, so I will cover them together. Cardio burns calories, helps your heart, lungs and blood pressure. It burns fat and gives you the vascular look (veins popping). It can come from running, elliptical, short breaks between sets, sports etc…

Now on to supplementing. Lifting and cardio burn off fats and carbs, proper diets control the amount of bad fats and carbs that go in. But your body still needs nutrients. Your muscles especially, they require potassium, iron, protein/aminos, water etc. Whether it be from protein synthesis to rebuild muscle or just simple aiding in digestion, supplementing is essential because we do not get everything our body needs in our daily food consumption.

Now,  let me add,  These are just realizations I have made in my own fitness journey. And I have been very vague because I’m not looking to write a book. Any of these in excess can have adverse effects on your body. I advise you to find a healthy balance between these four categories, know your limits and be safe. Your journey may end up be completely different than mine. It needs to be YOUR journey. You can research all you like, at the end of the day you still need to find what works for you.

Keep setting goals for yourself. Never give up. We are all capable of great things. Good luck.


– Salvatore Morocco

Follow Me @SalvatoreMorocc

The Great Wrestling Renaissance Is Upon Us

I found myself, seemingly in the middle of nowhere this past weekend. I was lured all the way to Binghamton, NY by the intrigue of a Matt Cross vs AR Fox main event. Not only was it the first time these two amazing pro wrestlers had ever faced off, it was also one of the best matches I have seen in a long time. I am incredibly glad I was one of the 50 people there to witness it.


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Yes that’s right, I said 50 people! In fact, that is the reason I’m writing about this event. The unfortunate lack of people there to witness such a spectacle. Xcite, the particular wrestling promotion housing this show puts on a good product. They have talent of there own and national talent at their shows. Not only were Matt Cross and AR Fox on the card but so were “The Handicapped Heroes” Gregory Iron and Zach Gowen. Lack of talent definitely wasn’t the reason that there weren’t many fans in attendance. While there was an Ice storm that potential patrons had to endure, I drove 4 hours to catch this event. So it was not out of the question to endure this weather to catch a decent wrestling show. Maybe it can be blamed on poor promoting but this was my first Xcite show so I wont speculate on that.


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In reality it is most likely a combination of these factors that contributed to the light house on January 3rd. But, my gripe isn’t really with Xcite. It’s that all of the men and women on this card still went out and put there lives on the line like they were performing in front of 70,000 people at Wrestlemania. This happens each and every weekend. Literally every weekend there is a top of the line wrestling show going on within a few hours of where you live, no matter where it is you live. Now if you’re reading this, there is a good chance you are already an Indy wrestling fan. But there are so many others out there that are completely unaware of the indy scene and how amazing it is. We as a group need to do a better job of helping them discover Indy wrestling. It’s up to us, the Indy fans and wrestlers alike to carry the torch and keep this great form of entertainment alive. This is a great time for the Indies with so much talent and so many truly incredible promotions all over the world. But there is a whole new level that we haven’t touched yet. We need less “I” and more “WE” within the indy scene. The “shindy”, “superstar” and the promoters putting their friends in the ring in a big problem that is holding us back but I’ll save that for another article and another day.

There is great wrestling renaissance going on right now in your very own backyard. You just have to go see it. Call a few friends and check out a show this weekend. I know I will. Don’t know where or when? Google is an amazing tool! Just type “independent wrestling (insert your cities name)” and hit “search”. If you see me at the show you go to, Say hi. Let me know you’re supporting Indy wrestling and that you enjoy “Stuff Dudes Like”.


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– Salvatore Morocco

Follow Me @SalvatoreMorocc