Wednesday, February 15, 2012

FreebirdSTF: The Origin of the Name

I was recently asked, "What's FreebirdSTF stand for?"

Well, to answer that question you have to go back to 1998.  In 1998, Norko, setup a Geocities page (RIP) titled "SupTool's Domain."  Norko posts on as SupTool.  Anyhow, I needed a name to use on the website and for whatever reason (probably because he was a Shane Douglas/ECW fan) I was dubbed the Franchise while he was the Icon.  I liked that name just fine so I went with it, but at some point I started abbreviating it as STF for SupTool's Franchise and that was that. 

When I finally decided to stop lurking on the original A1, I needed a display name.  I wanted to do something that was geared more directly to wrestling and did not want to simply be "The Franchise" since that was the gimmick Shane Douglas made famous.  As you know I am a big fan of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Michael PS Hayes and the Fabulous Freebirds.  I believe I initially tried to sign up as just Freebird, but it was taken.  I figured, "Well the STF is a kind of cool submission move and I use that name elsewhere."  At that point, I decided to register as FreebirdSTF and the rest is history.

So there it is, more than you would ever want to know about why I post here under that name.