It’s your birthday and I fucking wish you were here. I got this cameo from Mick Foley for your birthday in March a bit over a week before you died. My instructions to him were:
“My brother (Jared) is turning 42 in August. He’s been a big fan of the WWE since he was a kid, and we used to watch you together when we were younger. Your absolutely iconic Hell in a Cell match with Undertaker was definitely one of our highlights!”
And, oh boy, did Mick Foley go above and beyond what I expected!
I laughed so hard when I got it back. I only watched the beginning but I loved that he didn’t know how to say my name and that he didn’t know if I was your brother or your sister. I was so proud of the gift that I’d gotten for you and I knew that you were going to love it.
Cameo has a feature where the recipient is asked if they want their reaction recorded and there are no words to describe how much I wish I’d given in and given this to you the last night that I saw you. I had it at that point. I could’ve done it, but I was determined to hold off until today.
So here we are. Today. Your birthday. I’m going to go visit you in a little while and play the video for you at your grave, but I’ve been crying on and off all day. It’s just so fucking hard and I hate that you’re not here and you’ll never be here again. I’d give anything to have you back. I miss you.
Happy birthday, Jared.