At a recent Rock Solid Wrestling event in Angus, Ontario, Cody Deaner surprised a fan with a special gift for his birthday.
Cody wrote the following about the surprise on his Facebook page:
Pro wrestling sometimes gets a bad rap. It shouldn't...
This is Spencer.
This past Saturday in Angus, ON at the Rock Solid Wrestling show, I got to surprise Spencer with a surprise birthday present.
I came out for an in-ring promo to hype my main event match vs. Tyler Tirva. In the middle of my promo, I surprised Spencer by calling him out and letting the #SoldOut #StandingRoomOnly crowd know that it was Spencer's birthday. The look on his face was priceless.
We all started to sing Happy Birthday to him, but the evil & arrogant Tyler Tirva came out to spoil our plans and cut off the birthday celebration.
Tirva started to talk some smack to the 8 year old Spencer and didn't take too kindly to the fact that the fans were cheering for Spencer louder than they were for him. I wondered if Tirva's words would upset Spencer ... but I was quickly mistaken.
I walked over to Spencer during Tirva's tirade and Spencer made his way to the guardrail. He then looked me dead in the eyes, and with 100% sincerity asked, "Can you help me over this guardrail so I can go kick his butt?"
I'd be lying if I didn't say in was very tempted to let him have at it! Instead, I was able to chase Tirva off and get Spencer in the ring with me so we could finish singing happy birthday to him.
Then, Spencer and I did some pretty wicked-awesome bicep poses while the crowd went nuts.
At intermission, Spencer's dad came over to me and looked me right in the eye to warmly thank me for doing that for his son. He said it would be a lifelong memory for him. I'm sure he's right, and I'm glad it will be.
Pro wrestling gets a bad rap from some folks. It shouldn't. If those people actually took the time to see how wrestling can be a positive influence on today's youth and witness moments like this, perhaps they'd change their tune and see wrestling for what it is - a beautiful business that is about creating positive memories for people and allowing them to forget their worries and simply smile for a few hours.
Happy birthday Spencer! Keep givin'er & keep flexin'!
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