When the Lights Go Out
By Graham "GSM" Matthews
When the lights went out at the end of last Sunday's WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view (intentionally, of course, as it signaled the return of Bray Wyatt), it was probably the most perfectly fitting conclusion to that week. Only mere days earlier were we without power here on my college campus. It was the result of a brutal storm we got on Wednesday night that I assumed wouldn't do much damage if any at all. I mean, we've experienced far worse in the last year that I've been here, including a snow storm that nearly prevented me from doing me from doing my radio show that night (the snow must go on...)! Thus, it came as a bit of a surprise when on Wednesday night, the whole campus lost power.
Two emotions came over me at that moment. At first, it was excitement. How often was it that you were going to experience something like this? Sure, the power goes out all the time when you're home and with the flip of a switch it's back on, but this was different. An entire campus was without power. Your dorm, the hallways, everything was pitch black. You couldn't see a single thing, and while that could be a terrifying thought for some, it was exciting for me. I was also worried I'd miss that night's episode of TNA Impact Wrestling, but I figured that if the power didn't go back on by the time the show aired in an hour, I would just watch it the next day. No big deal.