Updated Message from Tatanka
"Hau Kola" Hello! I hope you are all well and prospering in your lives. I wish you all the greatest treasures on earth being love, joy, and peace and that the hope and desires in your hearts come to pass. Remember to always be thankful no matter what your situation is because in reality there are many worldwide that are going through trials that are way worse than yours.
Since my last update at the ending of 2007 I have been busy in the wrestling world. My wrestling event at D.W.A. in Germany on Nov. 10th, 2007 was a big success. The event was sold-out and it was enjoyable to meet and speak with all the great fans of Germany. I battled Martin Nolte in the squared circle for the D.W.A. Heavyweight Title in the main event. I'm very proud to say that I became Germany's D.W.A. Heavyweight Champion that night. The fans showed great support and I'm very thankful.
2008 has already been a busy one! Some of the events I have been at is "Bash at the Ballpark", which was on Jan. 19th. Many of the Legends were there and it turned out to be a good event in Cocoa, Florida. Some of the names are Buff Bagwell, Scotty 2 Hotty, Honky Tonk Man, Warlord, Barbarian, King Haku, Demolition Ax and Smash, and Superfly Jimmy Snuka. I was scheduled for the Main Event against Sid Vicious but he did not show and my opponent was the tough Polynesian Warrior Haku. I have always respected him and believe me when you are in the squared circle with him you are in for a battle. Feb. 2nd I returned to Germany to defend my title against former WWE Superstar Jean-Pierre Lafitte in front of a sold-out audience. I really enjoyed this match because it was very physical and we both had an excellent match with each other. We not only proved to each other but also to the fans that were there that night that we both can still go in the squared circle like we did in the 90's. I retained the title but Lafitte definitely brought his A Game that night. One week later I was back off to Europe from the states to attend the first ever Wrestling Autograph Convention "WrestleSlamUK", which was on the 9th of Feb. in Manchester, England at the well-known Manchester United Football Club. Again this was a very successful event with us starting the day at 9 am and signing autographs and taking pictures until 4 pm that evening with only a 1-hour break in between. Then we finished off with a 1-hour Q and A session with the fans. It was another great night to see an era that will never be replaced or ever duplicated, the 80's and 90's era. The names that attended this event were The Ultimate Warrior, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, Animal of Legion of Doom, Demolition Ax and Smash (aka Repo Man), Marty Jannetty, Sunny, Honky Tonk Man, Kamala, and Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake.
This week I leave for Albuquerque, New Mexico for a wrestling event on the 1st of March with World Pro Wrestling at The Sky City Casino in Acoma, New Mexico. I'm looking forward to this event because it will be on Native American Sovereign Lands for The Pueblo Natives. As always I take great pleasure and pride when it comes to competing on Native Lands and I look forward to spending time with my people. Between now and into April I will be in Danbury, Connecticut for Big Time Wrestling on the 29th of March, then April 5th in Tuggen, Switzerland with World Wide Pro Wrestling, negotiating a one-week tour from the 7th until the 13th of April in the UK with Big Time Wrestling. April 19th we go to battle again in my home city of Tampa, Florida for our second event with Major League Baseball and the new Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. As you can all remember in 2007 we booked our first wrestling event with MLB that received national coverage and sparked the interest of many MLB teams. This promises to be another great event when the Rays face off against The Chicago White Sox's. In addition there is already talk of other MLB teams that would like to promote a night of baseball and Pro Wrestling. The following week I'm off to Michigan for World Pro Wrestling again on the 25th of April. I look forward to meeting you in the states and internationally as I continue to be on the warpath in the squared circle.