Post by Robert Lotti on Apr 8, 2020 20:55:02 GMT -5
Welcome to another edition of the No Punches Pulled interview series. In this one it's rising star Ryan Clancy.
RL: Were you a wrestling fan growing up? RC: Funny you ask that. My first memory of being alive was sitting in my living room on the floor watching wrestling. I've never not watched. IT has always been a part of me.
RL: When did you decide you were going to be a wrestler? RC: I don't think I ever decided per-say that I wanted to be a wrestler. Like I previously said it's always been a part of me and I was an amateur most of my life as well. I just knew this was meant for me.
RL: How did you discover Lance Storm's Wrestling Academy? RC: Everyone that I looked up to as a kid was a part of that Calgary wrestling lineage. I knew for one that I had to get away from home and be on my own and learn from the best there is and that's Lance's school.
RL: How tough was training? RC: First day into training there, I had no idea what to expect. I knew nobody, I had never been in a ring before. Training itself was incredibly draining. 8 hours a day 5 days a week for months and months. I Loved every second of it. It was a tremendous experience.
RL: What are your memories of Gino Caruso's ECPW? RC: ECPW runs tons of fights all over the NY/NJ area. Had some good matches there.
RL: How did you end up in Mike Morgan's ACE Pro Wrestling? RC: ACE and Mike Morgan were one of the first people to give me an opportunity when I first came back from Calgary. Everybody there is extremely cordial and professional.
RL: What are your memories of winning the ACE fight for flight title? RC: I won the fight for flight championship at the high school I graduate from with my friends and family watching. It was a surreal experience.
Post by Robert Lotti on Apr 10, 2020 21:10:32 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Stockade? RC: Stockade has always been great to me. I know he's been really helpful to a lot of my peers.
RL: What are your memories of Vince Steele? RC: I've only run into Vince Steele a few times. Haven't really had much conversation with him but nonetheless, always respectful.
RL: What are your memories of your match with Darius Carter? RC: That match I had with Darius Carter, that one still bothers me. I has him beat but in the end he prevailed. It's been a few months since then and I've only gotten better. I know the result would be different the next time.
RL: What are your memories of Prince Akkanattan? RC: Prince is fantástico. He doesn't get enough credit for how good of a wrestler he truly is. He's been doing this a while now and has been in there with plenty of legends and there's reason why.
Post by Robert Lotti on Apr 11, 2020 19:58:34 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Lance Anoa'i? RC: When it comes to Lance Anoa'i, it's a similar situation to Vince Steele. Haven't had to many a conversation with him but he's always been professional. I hope to get in the ring with him one day soon.
RL: What are your memories of Mike Donovan? RC: I was actually supposed yo wrestle Mike Donovan in my next fight at ACE until this whole pandemic happened. I know he's had some sucesos with EVOLVE and other such promotions, and a win against him would be great. I look forward to wrestling him soon arter this all blows over.
RL: What are your memories of Romeo Castillo? RC: I have wrestled Romeo probably 4 or 5 times by now all in the fight for flight matchups. He was the one I actually pinned to win my fight for flight championship.
RL: How did you end up in NYWC? RC: NYWC is an amazing place to be. Some of the best wrestlers on the east coast compete there. Overall, we have a great locker room. I had met some of the guys who have fought for NYWC and they had recommended me to management. I received an opportunity and haven't looked back since.
RL: What are your memories of your match with "Flawless" Blake Morris in Babylon? RC: That was one of my first matchups at NYWC and I many times over lost pinned a former NYWC champion. For someone who calima to be "Flawless" he feels the need to cut corners an awful lot. I would welcome the chance to wrestle him again.
Post by Robert Lotti on Apr 13, 2020 20:51:41 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of your match with Alex Reynolds? RC: My match with Alex Reynolds has done wonders for me. I was in a Fatal Four Way a month prior to this singles match and Alex felt he could try and pick on me. It led to our eventual match and I was able to put him away. Great momentum and confidence boost knowing I have the ability to pin someone of his calibur. Like him or not he is an amazing wrestler.
RL: What are your memories of Michael Mistretta? RC: It seems forever now that me and Michael just have never gotten along. He goles around spouting how great he is and how "Nobody's Betta" yet I' ve pinned him multiple times, I've had him on the ropes multiple times until his cronies come from the woodworks to gain the numbers advantage. I know I'm a better wrestler than him and he knows that he can't stand it. I don't need to cheat and I will not cheat like he does to win matches. We jusrñt have a completely different set of morals. When this is all over, I have to win one more match to get back to being #1 contender and finally shut him up and his fusión title reign.
RL: What are your memories of Dickie Rodz? RC: Dickie is absolutely tremendous. He's always trying to help out US younger guys. He's a former and first ever NYWC champion if I'm not mistaken and I think he has the ability to get back there again.
RL: What are your memories of an 8 man tag team match you were in on a BCW pre-show un The Bronx? RC: That match at BCW was great. Management and the wrestlers there are great. I look forward to going back there one day
Post by Robert Lotti on Apr 15, 2020 20:12:22 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Matt Striker? RC: Matt Striker is a former WWE superstar and to be able to have wrestled him twice already is an honor within itself and just one of those surreal things I never thought would happen. I mean he has been in the ring with guys like The Undertaker, John Cen, etc. and to be able to have him in the same locker room is awesome. I was scheduled to compete against Striker at Aftermath due to the circumstance of Psycho Circus. Once this pandemic is over I'm sure I'll get to have that matchup and hope to come out the victor.
RL: What are your memories of Johnny Radke? RC: Radke is a great competitor. He always gives it his all and doesn't leave a stone returned. Any confrontation I've had with him has been strictly professional. I can't say enough good things about him.
RL: Curse RC: You know I only met Curse once or twice. Esther way very respectful.
RL: Shane RC: Passionate
RL: Andy Miller RC: Hysterical
RL: Mischief RC: Strange
RL: Bull James RC: Intense
RL: Bam Sullivan RC: Hardcore
RL: Boo Sullivan RC: Chaotic
RL: Apollyon RC: Destructive
RL: Jaden Valo RC: Energetic
RL: Corey Cooper RC: Athletic
RL: Sal Saveli RC: Determined
RL: Willow Nightengale RC: Cheerful
RL: Big O RC: Big
RL: Mike Verna RC: Superman
RL: Papdon RC: Technical
RL: Talon RC: Crisp
RL: Rex Lawless RC: Zealous
RL: New York Wrecking Krew RC: Tough
RL: The Rep RC: Strong
RL: What are your thought on those who fake post on message boards and/or make fake social media accounts? RC: I'm not familiar with those who fake post on social media and such but they're obviously doing it because they are hiding something. I think IT's very sad to resort to such tactics.
RL: What are your thoughts on the NYWC message board? RC: I know you do a wonderful job with the NYWC message board. Always posting reviews of the matches. I'm sure if any fan has been to any event that matters in the Tri State área, they've seen you front row.
RL: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? RC: In 5 years I honestly see itself under contract somewhere. I believe I have what it takes to compete at that high level and want to be in there with the best there is. It's the only way to get better and with the fans' support I know I'll be there hopefully sooner than later.
RL: Is there anything you want to say to the fans? RC: I would like to say to the fans, just thank you for your continued support and appreciation for what I do and just hope you're all stay8bg safe in these uncertain times. I look forward to getting back in that ring in front of all of you.