First let me say, and I speak for my son Danny too. We have the utmost respect for Franky and Nate. They have both been great with Danny and very supportive. Franky, after after beating Danny twice at Gut Check a couple of years ago, he came over and encouraged Danny and they have been friends since. This weekend after Franky had a crushing loss, as soon as he found out Danny would face the guy that beat him he came over to me and gave me some advice for the match. It was great advice and was very helpful. He is a classy kid.
Having great wrestlers out there like Nate and Franky have been a motivation for Danny, he has a lot of respect for them and knows 1 win or placing in a tournament higher doesn't mean Danny is better than anyone, just that maybe he is on that tier. They are all great competitors and will be back and will accomplish great things. I look forward to seeing them at the Tacoma Dome at State.