The Wrestler Monologues

The Wrestler (Randy Robinson)

I just wanna say to you all tonight, I’m very grateful to be here. A lot of people told me that I’d never wrestle again. And that’s all I do. You know, if you live hard and you play hard, and you burn the candle at both ends, you pay the price for it. You know, in this life you can lose everything that you love, everything that loves you. Now, I don’t hear as good as I used to, and I forget stuff, and I ain’t as pretty as I used to be. But god-damn it, I’m still standing here and I’m The Ram. As time goes by, as time goes by, they say: ‘He’s washed up. He’s finished. He’s a loser. He’s all through.’ But you know what? The only ones who are gonna tell me when I’m through doing my thing is you people here! You people here, you people here are the ones who are worth bringing it for, because you’re my family. I love all of you. Thank you so much.

The Wrestler (Randy Robinson)

I just want to tell you, I’m the one who was supposed to take care of everything. I’m the one who was supposed to make everything okay for everybody. It just didn’t work out like that. And I left. I left you. You never did anything wrong. I used to try to forget about you. I used to try to pretend that you didn’t exist, but I can’t. You’re my girl. You’re my little girl. And now, I’m an old broken down piece of meat… and I’m alone. And I deserve to be all alone. I just don’t want you to hate me. Okay?