We’re inundated nonstop with biased, negative news through all forms of media to the point we’re practically begging for a feel good story. There are plenty out there, but few get the attention they deserve. Thanks to @awrestlinghistorian and Amazingred28 for sharing this in his stories. Hearing Shinsuke Nakamura and Karl Anderson “I Take Care” story really brings to life the kind of people they are and makes me a bigger fan.
I thought about rewriting this, but I decided I couldn’t do it justice like the original composer on whatculture.com. Enjoy.
Shinsuke Nakamura and Karl Anderson “I Take Care”
“Those were Shinsuke Nakamura’s words to a skint Karl Anderson when the pair work together in New Japan before reaching WWE.
“After a show one night, Naka had asked if the future OC man fancied grabbing some dinner at a nearby restaurant. That’s when Anderson, who was embarrassed by his financial predicament, admitted that he didn’t really have enough money to pay for it and tried to make excuses. Confused, Shinsuke marched him to a cash machine, and asked to see how much cash his peer had.
“As Karl told Lillian Garcia’s ‘Chasing Glory’ podcast, he punched in his pin number, hit the “Balance” button, and revealed a measly $14 propping up his account.
“That’s when Nakamura uttered the ‘I take care’ line, and refused to take no for an answer. He ended up buying Anderson’s meals for the next six months until his new friend was back on his feet and could afford to eat properly.
“This is something Karl had never forgotten. He couldn’t believe that someone who didn’t need to ne was so generous, and he made a pal for life.”
The epitome of being a brother
As fans, we’re always quick to attack of slam anyone we disagree with, often forgetting they’re people, too. It’s part of the curse being in sports or entertainment, but every now and then we see or head something that bridges the gap between the person and the character.
While the lines of kayfabe have been blurred since the mid 90s, we still love to invest into our favorite wrestlers. It’s fun to get excited seeing them win a big match or put on an awesome performance. Even the brief moments when they perform goofy skits grab our attention and make us laugh.
Shinsuke Nakamura and Karl Anderson “I Take Care” is a perfect example of camaraderie between wrestlers, There’s always something more we don’t see, and brief glimpses like this make us appreciate their sacrifices in the ring all the more.
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