DREAM COMING TRUE FOR JUSTIN WELLS
Article Courtesy DSI Services
Justin Wells is a talented young man who loves to write about and make detailed illustrations of racecars, wrestlers and iconic cartoon characters. Through DSI’s Education and Enrichment program, Justin has the resources and professional staff supports to hone his skills and create opportunities where he can express himself through the printed word and various art mediums.
But his long-time dream is stepping into a professional wrestling ring and performing alongside his grappling heroes. To this end, Justin trains daily in the DSI Gym – practicing wrestling holds and maneuvers on a life-size replica of a would-be opponent. He also runs laps to increase his stamina.
“There is nothing in the world that I love more than professional wrestling,” said Justin, who sees himself training in top wrestling facilities someday despite having never set foot in a ring before.
However, Justin took, quite literally, that first step toward realizing his ultimate dream June 3rdwhen he was invited into the EMERGE Wrestling ring after a professional bout by one of his biggest heroes – Donny Idol. Donny, who was joined by fellow wrestling champion Ricky Ruckus, made an emotional call out to Justin to join them in front of a large and fervent Parkside Gym crowd which included Justin’s family.
Donny took the opportunity to explain to his fans that he knows what it’s like to have to work harder than most people to find success because of significant challenges. You see, Donny is a modest-sized man competing in a world where giants usually rule. But what he lacks in size he makes up for in agility, determination and showmanship.
“I’ve put my blood, sweat and tears and every ounce of love and passion I’ve got for this business for every single one of you (fans),” said an exhausted Donny Idol after having just dispensed of two significantly larger opponents.
And Justin Wells has met his challenges with equal determination – particularly with regards to his wrestling ambitions.
“Over the past four years I’ve been training very hard in the DSI Gym,” said Justin while clutching Donny’s championship belt – a symbol of hard work and success that Justin hopes to earn for himself someday. “I want to thank the people of DSI for helping me. I want to thank the clients and the supervisors for helping me.”
And Donny Idol and Ricky Ruckus are playing an instrumental role in helping Justin reach another personal milestone – competing in the ring with Donny and Ricky. As Donny Idol made the announcement, it was hard to tell who among the three was most excited.
“Trust me (Justin), you can do it and dreams do come true,” yelled Donny. “We can make you a wrestler for one night and come August 5th (at) DOWNTOWN THROWDOWN, you live your dream and you become an EMERGE superstar baby!
And with the instincts and drama of a seasoned wrestling professional, Justin announced the name he’ll be wrestling under August 5th.
“My name is Justin Well’s but I also have a nickname,” said Justin. “I grew up idolizing “The Rock” (professional wrestling legend). So my name (in tribute to ‘The Rock’) is none other than ‘The Tiger Rocky Jr.’!”
What followed was truly unforgettable – a packed gymnasium on their feet and chanting “Rocky”!
Justin Wells is Living “The Moment” – Following the announcement that Justin would be participating in Downtown Throwdown 3, he took a moment to pose with friends, family and the championship belt. Clockwise: Jailynn Wells, Valerie Murray, Dom Murray, Justin Wells, Phil Murray, Marcus Murray, and EMERGE wrestlers Donny Idol, and Ricky Ruckus. Downtown Throwdown is free to the public and will take place August 5th, downtown and 4th Street, Columbus Indiana.