Meeting Rikishi

WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi came to the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. Rikishi made a quick stop at the office to pick up his new eyewear.

I haven’t been much of a wrestling fan since I was a kid. Finding out that the sport was fake was enough for me to stop watching. Nothing to take away from these athletes because they can do some really crazy and athletic stuff in the ring.

Regardless, it was very nice to meet this WWE Hall of Famer. Rikishi is a very appreciative and humble man.

The craziest signature move that I have ever seen. The infamous “Stinkface.”

Facts about Rikishi

  • Real name is Solofa Fatu, Jr.
  • Was born in San Francisco, CA.
  • Is the cousin of wrestlers Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Roman Reigns.
  • 2015 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee.


Meeting Jose Canseco

Former bash brother Jose Canseco made an appearance at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. Jose was in town for a couple of appointments one of which was a stop at the office for new eyewear.

In 2005 Jose’s tell all book Juiced was released. He basically became a rat and named many baseball players who had or were using steroids. Jose made a lot of fans dislike him while smearing his own name.

The truth is Jose in one of my favorite baseball players of all time. His books Juiced and Vindicated being released didn’t change the way I thought about Jose at all. Jose claims he wrote the books to get back at major league baseball for pushing him out of the game and to help clean it up. I don’t believe that at all. I believe he did it for a paycheck. I could be wrong but that’s just my opinion.

Regardless of what people say about Jose, it was a pleasure to have him at the office and he will always remain one of my all time favorite baseball players.

The bashing handshake with a former bash brother. I need to work on my technique though.

Though it didn’t go in his favor, this is still one of my favorite Canseco moments.

Facts about Jose

  • Full name is Jose Canseco Capas Jr.
  • 1986 A.L. Rookie of the Year.
  • 1988 A.L. MVP.
  • 2x World Series champion.
  • 4x Silver Slugger Award.
  • 6x All-Star.


Meeting Ryan Leaf

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf had an appointment at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. Ryan was scheduled for an eye exam followed by him choosing new eyewear.

Ryan was the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft. He didn’t live up to the hype and according to NFL top 10, is the biggest draft bust in NFL history.

After his short playing career, Ryan’s life got a bit out of control. He began having issues with substance abuse and even did a stint in prison. Ryan has now cleaned up his life and is dedicating himself to helping others. He is currently the program ambassador for Transcend Recovery Community.

Facts about Ryan

  • Full name is Ryan David Leaf.
  • Attended Washington State.
  • 1997 Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Was the 2nd overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft.


Meeting John Ross

NFL prospect John Ross had an appointment at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. This was John’s second visit to the office. He liked the selection of eyewear so much after his first visit, that he came back to select new styles.

John had a good showing at the NFL combine where he broke the event record running a 4.22 in the 40-yard dash. It has now earned him the name “Mr. 4.22.”

John was selected as the 9th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. I want to wish John the best of luck playing on Sundays.

Facts about John

  • Full name is John Ross lll.
  • From Long Beach, California.
  • Attended the University of Washington.
  • 2016 First-team All-Pac-12.
  • 2016 AP Pac-12 Player of the Year.