Post by Robert Lotti on Nov 17, 2019 14:07:04 GMT -5
Welcome to another edition of the No Punches Pulled interview series. This time around, it is a blast from the past. It's former NYWC competitor Baxter Cross.
RL: Were you a wrestling fan growing up? BC: Of course. I remember almost crying when The Ultimate Warrior was locked in that casket by The Undertaker. I KNEW it was real and couldn't be convinced otherwise.
RL: When did you decide to give wrestling a shot? BC: In college(NCC). A friend of mine asked if I wanted to go to LIWF Doghouse in Brooklyn and try it out.
RL: How did you discover Critical Mass Wrestling Scbool? BC: After the Doghouse closed, I was looking for a new school. Tony Burma told me to give it a shot.
RL: What were your inital impressions of Curse & Mike Mayhem? BC: Curse was a truck and would tap you out in a second. He was to be respected. Mayhem wasn't around the gym too often.
RL: How tough was training? BC: Incredibly tough. Both at Doghouse & Critical Mass. Broken bones, shredded ankles, back spasms, muscle cramps. I wouldn't change a thing.
RL: What are your memories of your first match ever? BC: It was terrible.
RL: How did The Rat Pack come about? BC: I have no idea. They told me what we were doing and we did it. It was a fun little ride.
Post by Robert Lotti on Nov 18, 2019 21:15:39 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Matt Hype? BC: I remember he had a grwat match with Dan Dynasty
RL: What are your memories of Armand DeMuerto? BC: The pirate....
RL: What are your memories of Oscar? BC: Heart. Miles and miles of heart.
RL: What are your memories of Brian Myers & Brett Matthews aka Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder? BC: You knew they were special when you met them. I am so happy for them and all they've done and continue to do.
RL: What are your memories of Dan Dynasty? BC: We got the biggest pop ever for a shoulder tackle.
RL: What are your memories of King Mega? BC: Super polite. He asked me if he could rio my shirt off in a battle royal once. He also gave me a hell of a chokeslam when I had a broken arm.
RL: What are your memories of Tony Burma? BC: I have the longest history with him than anyone. We came together though the Doghouse. I was proud to see what he accomplished.
Post by Robert Lotti on Nov 19, 2019 20:03:17 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Nuke? BC: He was an awesome and underrated champ.
RL: What are your memories of Tyler Payne? BC: Very quiet
RL: What are your memories of Shane/Wayne? BC: Smart guy. I felt bad when I kicked him on the teeth.
RL: What are your memories of Mikey Whipwreck? BC: He wanted more from me and I was too stupid to give ot to him. I had a chip on my shoulder for some reason and I thought I knew better than everyone. Spoiler alert, I was wrong.
RL: What are your memories of the 5 on 1 match with Ken Scampi? BC: I always loved Scampi. He was a ton of fun. Didn't we do a double stacked blockbuster to finish that?
RL: That move happened, but it was not the finish. What are your memories of Tara Charisma? BC: She was a sweetheart.
Post by Robert Lotti on Nov 20, 2019 20:02:54 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Mike Tobin? BC: Best Macho Man impression I ever heard.
RL: What are your memories of Livewire/Mike Mondo? BC: He was leaving just as I was coming in. He was always respected.
RL: What are your memories of your match with The Dead Presidents? BC: LOVED working with those guys. Lou gave me a German suplex that everyone thought broke my neck.
RL: What are your memories of Matt Striker? BC: Dude was great. He always had my back and always tried to put me over.
RL: What are your memories of Mick Foley? BC: Larger than life. Literally, when he walked into the locker room, he was just huge. And then he and Mason Raige started talking about The Wiggles and their songs. It was awesome.
RL: What are your memories of Chief Dudley? BC: He made balloon animals.
RL: What are your memories of Joey Braggiol/Apollyon? BC: Broke my arm working out in the ring with Joey.
RL: What are your memories of Lamar Braxton Porter? BC: Had my first singles NYWC match with him.
Post by Robert Lotti on Nov 22, 2019 20:09:45 GMT -5
RL: Whay are your memories of the 5 way Rat Pack match at Psycho Circus 2005? BC: It was fun planning it out and told a pretty decent story.
RL: Why did you leave wrestling? BC: I left 5 years ago right before my son was born. Came back for a little ditty about a year and a half ago. Been talking to a few guys about 1 last run but who knows.
RL: Word Association-Curse BC: Sheriff
RL: Mike Mayhen BC: Meticulous
RL: Mikey Whipwreck BC: Knowledge
RL: Crusher Doogan BC: Passion
RL: What are your thoughts on those who fake post on message boards and go under fake social media accounts? BC: Who has time for that nonsense?
RL: What do you miss most about your time as a wrestler? BC: That nervousness in your stomach before your music hits. The way that nothing cracks your back better than the top rope. The pop.
RL: Is there anything you want to say to the fans? BC: Enjoy the show.