Many know Flip Gordon for his in-ring ability and the fact that the Bullet Club still hasn’t booked him on All In yet.
But Gordon was living a double life in some ways because when he wasn’t in the ring, he was a soldier in the US Army. Today was Gordon’s last day with the Army but he will never forget everything being a part of the US Armed Forces did for him.
“It taught me how things don’t always go according to plan so you have to be able to think fast and adjust on the fly,” Gordon said in a heartfelt goodbye. He went on to say how the Army helped him in many ways to achieve his dream of being a pro wrestling star.
He wrote: “It taught me patience, I mean the Army’s motto is practically “Hurry up and wait.” It taught me how to appreciate the little things, like getting hot chow instead of an MRE. It also taught me how to be thankful because the Army literally went out of their way to work with me so I could chase my dreams and for that I will forever be thankful. The Army made me the man I am today and I’m very grateful for all the opportunities it has given me.”
Last Day as an American Soldier ?? pic.twitter.com/Xl9F5qY3NT
— Flip Gordon (@TheFlipGordon) May 1, 2018