A Life Long Dream Come True for Mr. One Night Only
December 3rd, 2018
What started as a crazy idea for a birthday party turned into a wild dream-come-true for 40 year old Ferndale native Joe "Mr. One Night Only" Pary. Early in 2018 Pary approached PPW regarding a private birthday function. PPW provides children and adult birthday parties for affordable rates across the state of Michigan each year, however this event was to have a special twist in the form of guest "civilian" wrestler Joe Pary. This was always a dream of Pary's and he never got the opportunity to chase it, so a birthday party was his way of living out a childhood fantasy and achieving his dream...if only for a day.
After an agreement was made for PPW to perform at his party, Pary began driving to PPW's training center located at Iceland Arena in Flint, MI. His goal was to get in better shape and learn enough to get him through a match with one of his favorite PPW wrestlers. He was even hoping to find a spot for his 9 year old son Brock! When Pary hit the ring he instantly fell in love. And all though it hurt, he loved training and couldn't get enough of it. A passion developed, a fire grew, and before he knew it he found himself at the ring multiple days a week. It didn't take long for PPW management and coaches to take notice and by summer Pary was approached to wrestle on live events.
His official debut was at the Genesee County Fair in Mount Morris during PPW's infamous "Mandurance" week. Pary's debut match went so well that he was asked to wrestle again, and then again, and again...and before he knew it, he found himself running the course of the 7 day, 21 event triathlon. After his performances at the GCF, PPW staff signed more matches and suddenly Mr. One Night Only became a traveling figure on the PPW roster.
What began as a 1 night only appearance transformed into a life long dream fulfilled as Mr. Joe Pary became Mr. One Night Only. To cap it all off, nearly one year after he began the journey, he found himself in a match w/ his Coach Xavier Justice at a private event turned public that resulted in a near sell-out PPW Ferndale debut. Mr. One Night Only stole the show and a win from Xavier Justice after his wife & son provided a little assistance. The win was Mr. One Night Only's biggest, but more importantly it was the cherry-on-the-top of a night he'll never forget. Mr. One Night Only will continue to compete at PPW going into 2019 and his journey will stand as proof that a human being is capable of achieving any and all dreams; as long as they have the grit to work for them.