Post by Robert Lotti on Jan 7, 2019 20:41:26 GMT -5
Welcome to another edition of the No Punches Pulled interview series. On this occasion it is former NYWC referee Steve Forge.
RL: Were you a wrestling fan growing up? SF: I was from the age of three. I grew up in Florida watching Championship Wrestling From Florida and Championship Wrestling From Georgia with my grandfather who was a huge fan.
RL: When did you decide to get involved in NYWC? SF: In 2005 I was looking to for a fund raiser for my Fire Department. Strangely enough I had met Shane when he was a teenager working in Grand Union and was starting his own training. I reached out to Curse who put me back in touch with Shane....Ended up hang in around and the rest is history.
RL: How tough was it to learn the ins and outs of refereeing? SF: Actually it was not too bad. Dan Dynasty worked with me initially under the guidance of Mikey Whipwreck. There was an incredible group of guys at the time and they just kept my head on straight.
RL: What were your initial impressions of Mikey Whipwreck & Curse? SF: I first met Curse and he had a black eye. I thought to myself well that is one tough SOB. Whippy was very standoffish and intimidating. But that is his way of sizing you up.
RL: What are your memories of the first match you reffed? SF: I honestly don't remember my first match. I have never counted my matches or logged them.
Post by Robert Lotti on Jan 9, 2019 20:50:14 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Damien Dragon & Foxy Foxxy? SF: They were really cool. Hard workers.
RL: What are your memories of Ken Scampi & Dan Barry? SF: Team Tremendous! I could never get how quick and agile Dan is. But geezer the guy could move. Scampi was such a nut.
RL: What are your memories of Tony Burma? SF: OMG....Burma! Love him. Still talk to him and respect him so much. He always looked out for me.
RL: What are your memories of Mike Spinelli? SF: Helping stitch him up after a show and it being on YouTube was hysterical. He was so talented.
RL: What are your memories of Terry Funk? SF: Just the nicest guy. Was an honor to get cracked over the peanut with a garbage can by him.
RL: What are your memories of Papadon? SF: My patriotic. One of the best gym sessions I ever had. Dude still works out like an animal. So talented and has the longest promos in the world! The two/three was always fun.
RL: What are your memories of your wrestling debut in Babylon? SF: Scared as hell....Got the cap kicked out of me by Dickie & Stockade. Ended up in surgery having my shoulder put back together. And Crusher was great trying to slow me down and get me to breathe.
RL: How did you end up managing Reckless & Wasted? SF: I really don't remember who's idea it was but we had a blast.
RL: What are your memories of Braydon Knight? SF: Most things I can't repeat here but me, him, and Kasin sure had our fun.
RL: What are your memories of King Mega? SF: I love the big man. We used to have the best conversations during matches. We had a whole discussion about the Bahamas and why I had a better tan than him once. We'd laugh our asses off when we got to the back.
RL: Bam Sullivan & Victoria Von Black SF: Best debates/What is her real last name???
RL: Boo Sullivan/Bo Prichard SF: Makes me laugh
RL: Bull James SF: Old school soul
RL: Mouse SF: Hard worker
RL: Benson Bros SF: Love them
RL: Jason Linnick SF: My buddy
RL: Joe Graves SF: Meatball heroes
RL: Andy Miller SF: Andy is the man
RL: Larry Legend SF: Love this guy and can sell some hot dogs!
RL: What are your thoughts on those who fake post on message boards or create fake social media accounts? SF: Do people really still do that?
RL: What are your thoughts on the NYWC message board? SF: Need some more people to give opinions.
RL: What is the toughest thing about being co-owner of NYWC? SF: LOL.....For me making sure everything works in the building.
RL: Where do you see NYWC in 5 years? SF: I hope from afar....j/k. I'm hoping we are still one of the best organizations around.
RL: Is there anything you would like to say to the fans? SF: Keep coming to see some of the best talents and greatest shows. We, imo just keep getting better. And thank you for so many years of your support. We wouldn't be here without all of you.