Laura and Lee
How We Met
Lee and I met through mutual friends on social media in June of 2015. We went on a couple standard dates, and before I knew it we were inseparable. Our first kiss gave me goosebumps. I knew I loved him within a month of us dating. We do everything that we can together, from working out to watching Scrubs or downing an entire pizza. Lee is kind, gentle, funny, patient, strong, a hard worker, and optimistic. He loves Dragon Ball Z, Batman, and especially pro wrestling. Lee was an Indy professional wrestler for almost 4 years. When we first started dating, I enjoyed going with him to shows and watching him perform.
I helped him make promotional videos, took pictures and video of his matches and supported in any way I could. He was a wonderful wrestler, a charismatic hot-head that enjoyed yelling at the crowd, making them laugh, and being the foil to his tag-team counterpart. When injuries caused Lee to stop wrestling, we started putting on our own wrestling shows on in our hometown. Wrestling has always been Lee’s first love, and I admired his decision to run shows if he couldn’t be in the ring. I help him plan and execute Redding Invasion Pro Wrestling, a company we run to make wrestling a foundation of entertainment in our home town. We work as a team on everything, and you could say this wrestling company is our baby.
How He Asked
During our 3rd wrestling show in November 2016, Redding Invasion 3, Lee grabbed the microphone and walked into the ring to rally the crowd and announce intermission. I was running the snack booth and selling hot dogs, as I had done at our previous events. I was paying half attention when Lee came out of the ring and introduced me to the crowd. As I was busy mid-dog, I awkwardly waved.
Lee thanked me for my work and support, and before I knew it, he was on one knee, holding a box with a beautiful ring in my face. The crowd of 200 plus amped up fans started chanting “YES! YES! YES!”
I was so happy and completely dumb-founded, finally realizing why he was so anxious to make sure my parents attended the show. I already knew I wanted to marry this man, but I did not see this coming whatsoever.
My mom’s jaw had dropped to the floor, dad was beaming, and my friend Beka was behind me sobbing. Lee, the wrestler, the show-stopper, was going for the best ‘cheap pop’ Redding wrestling had ever seen. I squeaked out a “yes” and the crowd went wild. Lee and I are getting married in December 2018, very likely in the same place he proposed. Our next wrestling show is in a week! ?