by Matt Weik
The game of bodybuilding could also be thought of boring to many. Guys standing on stage, posing, and sporting a person thong all lathered up with a bunch of oil. Not essentially the most entertaining, I get it. We aren’t speaking about Lebron James throwing down a dunk within the face of one of many premier facilities within the NBA. Bodybuilding isn’t that electrifying—neither are the bodybuilders themselves. Properly, aside from possibly Kai Greene.
The person behind the masks
Kai Greene has placed on fairly a couple of reveals throughout his time in bodybuilding. In reality, he’s recognized for his props, routines, and clearly his interviews. The person who many instances has come out to pose whereas sporting a masks, doesn’t appear to draw back from his considerably “odd” but entertaining character. By nature, Kai is an artist. He enjoys the humanities, performing, and enjoying a task from behind the digicam as nicely. However, might Kai have single-handedly saved the game of bodybuilding over the past a number of years from extreme boredom?
Who else is there?
Undergo the rivals within the open division at the moment and let me know who’s entertaining… I’ll wait. I’ll toss one different competitor on the market who I feel might assist the game, and that’s Cedric. Aside from that, the rivals are boring. Phil reveals up every year to compete and put on the crown. Some assume he’s cocky, others name it confidence. Both method, there aren’t any different rivals on the market who’re really entertaining in my view and serving to the game develop and add spectators.
The posing routines of some rivals are entertaining, however I feel most of that comes from the music enjoying in the course of the routine and the power coming from the followers who get pleasure from their “heroes.” It will get us fired up dancing in our seats due to a number of the beats. Kai introduced us a number of the finest routines that we are going to most likely ever see in our lifetime. The best way he moved, spun on his head, and the issues he wore all added to the expertise. Who do we’ve got at the moment filling these sneakers? Nobody.
Kai hasn’t even competed this 12 months, but he was most likely essentially the most talked about bodybuilders. Love him or hate him, he’s entertaining. Positive, he would possibly drive you nuts throughout interviews the place he by no means solutions anybody’s questions, however we nonetheless watch and hearken to all of his interviews anyway. No matter your private feeling about him, he’s what the game wants, whether or not he’s competing or not. Personally, I might quite see him on stage than performing or portray, however I can’t blame him for transitioning right into a extra worthwhile profession alternative. To not point out all of his enterprise ventures together with his complement firm and clothes line retaining him busy.
You don’t miss one thing till it’s gone
When Kai competed, folks had been very opinionated about him, his physique, his previous, the best way he conducts himself in interviews, and so on. Now that he’s gone, nothing has modified. We’re nonetheless speaking about him in the identical method as if he’s already been on stage this 12 months. Kai introduced pleasure to the trade, from his mannerisms, to his hair, to his posing. Many thought throughout his final go to to the Olympia stage he was going to throw some bombs with Phil Heath. On the time, everybody was saying how horrible it was for him to get in Phil’s face and that he wants some self-control. However what? You’re going to do not forget that Olympia for the remainder of your life. Are you able to bear in mind particulars of different reveals as a lot as you probably did that particular Olympia? I can’t. However I certain as hell can bear in mind when Phil and Kai stood nostril to nostril showing to get able to throw down at any second.
Whereas we’ve got all been important of Kai at one level or one other, he introduced lots of good to the game. With out Kai, I’m undecided who would have come near giving Phil a run for his cash. Or going toe to toe with Cedric on the Arnold Classics. I, myself, have been very important of Kai. And looking out again, it’s due to what he dropped at the game, whether or not you appreciated it or not. The purpose of all that is, love him or hate him, with out Kai we wouldn’t have a lot to speak about these previous couple of years. There have been no rivalries after Jay and Ronnie retired. The most recent rivalry was Kai and Phil. Who’s it now? Heck, I don’t even know. Phil is standing by himself simply messing with the line-ups begging somebody to return and check him (and as he says “slay all of them”).
We don’t really miss one thing till it’s gone. And with Kai not competing (at the very least not but in 2017), we nonetheless discuss him in hopes that he steps again on stage and as soon as once more entertains us in a sport the place there hasn’t been a lot to get enthusiastic about. Our most entertaining years of bodybuilding is likely to be behind us and the one factor we’ve got left are reminiscences of the instances the place we had been engaged. Hopefully issues will change, however the sport certain misses somebody like Kai within the line-ups.