The only thing for sure about Chris Toplack is that nothing is for sure!
When I suddenly announced that Talking Combat with Chris Toplack would be officially coming to a close, I was truly humbled by the sheer volume of tweets, Google + messages and emails that I received. The majority of these messages contained the same question, “why?” It became abundantly clear that my simple little podcast made quite an impact and at one point attracted over 2,000 listeners a week. Well, I’m finally going to explain why.
Those who know me well will understand and appreciate my desire to tackle new challenges. I cannot fully explain where this desire stems from, but it has been a strong motivator for me throughout the past 10 years in both my personal and professional life. I felt my show was growing stale and even with a facelift, it was still coming to an inevitable conclusion. I do not fear change, I embrace it. In fact, a lack of change is really one of my biggest fears. In all honesty, the show also did not reach the heights I believed it could achieve. In some respects, it was disappointing as the quality was consistently high and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive, but I now move onto the next challenge!
I still love MMA and continue to discuss it on social media, but have decided to re-emerge in the world of pro-wrestling. It’s one of my very first loves and something I am still extremely passionate about. Soon enough, I will tell you when, where and what will come out of this new project.
PS. I’m living proof and that it’s possible to adore pro wrestling AND MMA. Most of us do, but few will ever admit it.