It really sucks when you have a friend who gets hurt. It really sucks when you have a friend that you know loves this business so much but unfortunately just can't take the injuries anymore.
Nico is one of a kind, man. A special soul that I'm so proud to call a friend. Nico had his first match against me 5 years ago. I worked with him in many ways. Either it was as a team or as opponents, every time Nico and I stepped in the ring together, we created art, we created magic and for that, my dear friend, I love you for that.
Thank you for picking up my chin when I felt low. Thank you for being the true friend you always were to me. Thank you for sharing that ring with me. Thank you for always bringing out the best in me. Our last match together was on my birthday, February 6, 2016. It was a match I requested, cause I knew we'd blow the roof off the place. And guess what? We did.