Post by Robert Lotti on Feb 21, 2011 12:26:10 GMT -5
Welcome to another edition of the No Punches Pulled interview series. In this edition, it's former NYWC tag team champion & The Order Of The Black's Stockade.
RL: Were you a wrestling fan growning up? S: I was a fan growing up. I was never into baseball or football like most of the kids in school. Wrestling was my thing. I loved from the first time I saw it.
RL: When did you decide you were going to be a wrestler? S: I was young 9 or 10. I remember telling my family I wanted to be a wrestler when I grew up. It was a dream I made a reality.
RL: How did you discover the NYWC academy? S: I was searching for a place to train and I found the old critical mass website called the number and got a hold of Curse. He told me the school was reopening in the fall of 2004.
RL: What were your initial impresssions of Mikey Whipwreck & Curse? S: Mikey was intimidating. He wanted things done right and wouldn't settle for anything else. Curse was cool and easy going. He never seemed angry and loved to joke around.
RL: How hard was the training? S: Training was the hardest thing I ever did and probably ever do. I wrestled in high school and played football soi thought it wouldn't be that bad. But I was wrong?
RL: What are your memories of your debut match against the debuting Mike Spinelli? S: I remember being nervous and scared to death. It was the moment I dreamed about and it was about to come true. I also remember Spinelli's awful red & yellow pants. It was a great feeling after all was said and done.
Post by Robert Lotti on Feb 21, 2011 19:32:47 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Matt Striker? S: Stirker is awesome. He has a great mind for wrestling. He has always been a big supporter of mine. He has helped me a lot.
RL: What are your memories of Javi-Air? S: Javi is a great guy. When I joined NYWC, he was on the shows and the stuff he and James Newblood did was insane.
RL: What are your memories of James Newblood? S: Crazy innovative high flyer until he almost got his arm cut off. I didn't talk really to him much.
RL: What are your memories of Damien Dragon & Foxy? S: I was a big fan of both watching them. I liked their look and everything. Eventually Foxy joined Black Circle and we had fun for a little while.
RL: What are your memories of Mason Raige? S: Mason was an animal in the ring. Probably the storngest person I ever wrestled.
RL: What are your memories of Plazma? S: Plazma is Plazma. He's goofy and moronic at times. He is a tremendous wrestler. He is a future star in WWE.
RL: What are your memories of Tony Nese? S: Nese came in with a lot of momentum. He has evolved into a great wrestler. Eventually he will be in the WWE one day but there will be a Stockade vs. Tony Nese match before that happens.
Post by Robert Lotti on Feb 22, 2011 17:02:36 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of teaming with King Kong Bundy against Tito Santana & Spyder? S: Bundy telling Tito to get him 3 tacos and a corona and kicking out of the flying burrito.
RL: What are your memories of facing The Warlord? S: Getting dropped on my head from a powerbomb.
RL: What are your memories of Benny Martinez? S: Benny was a referee for Brian Myers & Brett Matthews then a BS Xpress fraternity member and then a member of Naturally Fly Latinos. He has jumped through a lot of hoops but he's very underrated and if given the chance can be a main eventer anywhere.
RL: What are your memories of Dan Dynasty? S: Dan was great. Another underrated guy and I think he left way too soon. Nothing but good memories wrestling Dynasty?
RL: What are your memories of Jamie Van Lemer? S: At first I didn't really care for him but he grew on me. Then he just vansihed.
Post by Robert Lotti on Feb 22, 2011 19:40:41 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Dickie Rodz? S: Dickie is the man. I remember having a match with him in my first in asking him to wrestle him and he schooled me. Dickie has done it all in NYWC. He has been in NYWC the longest. A great wrestler and a great friend.
RL: What are your memories of Bruno Marciano? S: My traveling partner. One of the best technical wrestlers out there. Being in there with Bruno you know just how good he is. He is going to be a star on the independents without a doubt.
RL: What are your memories of matches with Mikey Whipwreck? S: When I was wrestling him for the first time I was scared. Teaming with him was great. With Mikey, it doesn't matter if your wrestling him or teaming with him. He brings out the best in you and you will learn so much.
RL: What are your memories of King Mega? S: The king is great. I enjoyed working with him. I enjoyed spearing him off the apron. But come on a big tall guy that chokeslams people, be more original. But he is really a good friend.
RL: What are your memories of Joey Matthews? S: He crashed at my place after one show. He was cool. Laid back guy. I'm glad to see him back in WWE.
RL: What are your memories of Spike Dudley? S: Spike was awesome. He's actually responsible for my first outside booking with his company Top Rope Promotions in Massachusetts.
Post by Robert Lotti on Feb 23, 2011 13:12:45 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Jerry Lynn? S: Jerry is great. He loves death metal so talking to him about that was cool. I learned a lot jst by talking to him. He does a spot on Tracey Smothers dance.
RL: What are your memories of teaming with Syther? S: I actually broke his nose in training. Working with Syther was always fun but at first we didn't click. We didn't like the same style of wrestling and he was brand new and iwas 2 years in. So it was hard but with Mikey & Crusher Doogan , we eventually clicked and it was a great run.
RL: What are your memories of matches with "Hot Shot" Mike Reed & "Flawless" Blake Morris? S: Both were hard workers. Blake was new and Reed had a lot of experience. I think each team helped the other to grow.
RL: What are your memories of John Silver? S: Silver has grown a lot. He has come out of his shell and he is going to be a big deal somewhere some day.
RL: What are your memories of The Dead Presidents' S: They are the one team I wish I would've wrestled with Syther. I always wanted to wrestle Boogalou one on one. They are tough SOBs.
RL: What are your memories of Oscar? S: Oscar was cool. Fun guy to be around.
Post by Robert Lotti on Feb 23, 2011 18:19:50 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Nick Berk? S: I never really talked with him.
RL: What are your memories of The Celtic Saints? S: I remember working a lot with them. I felt that Black Circle helped them a lot when they first started.
RL: What are your memories of Francis Kipland Stevens? S: I never thought he'd last and I'm surprised he did. He's a tough little guy and takes a good beating. He just needs to relax.
RL: What are your memories of Psycho Circus in December 2008? S: My first Circus match. I was excited. I split my finger open. Very physical match.
RL: What are your memories of the 4 way ladder match at Straps & Ladders? S: There was a lot of pressure on us to deliver. The whole show was great and the 8 of us wanted to steal the show. The spear from the rafters is still one of my top 5 favorite moments in my career.
RL: What are your memories of Dirty Rednex? S: They were great. They made me laugh all the time and they improved over time.
Post by Robert Lotti on Feb 24, 2011 12:06:56 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of All Money Is Legal? S: Never got to wrestle them really. But they're cool guys. They're funny to be around?
RL: What are your memories of Eddie Guapo? S: Guapo is a hard nosed type of guy. He's no nonsense. If he likes you, he likes you for life. If he doesn't, he probably never will.
RL: What are your memories of "Platinum" Pat Buck? S: Just really haven't gotten to know Buck. Cool guy. Has a lot of knowledge.
RL: What are your memories of the late Chris Kanyon? S: I didn't really talk much with Kanyon. Always a nice guy though and he seemed really happy all the time. It was sad and shocking to hear what happen.
RL: What are your memories of "Genocide Junkie" Daemon Crowley? S: My brother from another mother. If I had to pick one person to tag with forever it would be Crowley. When he first showed up, we clicked. I enjoyed all our matches together. It just sucks he got hurt but he'll be back and start tearing up NYWC.
RL: What are your memories of Azrieal? S: At first he was standoffish but I think I grew on him. Had fun teaming with him. He's a tremendous wrestler and deserves a shot on television.
Post by Robert Lotti on Feb 24, 2011 19:27:27 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Tony Luke? S: Luke is great. Funny guy and a great worker. He & Bruno were a great team. I hope it happens again.
RL: What are your memories of the House Of Madness match last October? S: That was my first match back from my tour of Trinidad. I speared a steel door and of course cinderblocks came into play.
RL: How did you end up in Mike Morgan's ACE Pro Wrestling? S: Benny was there so I came along for the ride. Morgan asked me if I wrestled. I said yes and nextthing I knew, I was a part of the roster.
RL: What are your memories of teaming with Brolly? S: I wasn't happy about being in another tag team but it worked. We had some good matches and won the ACE tag title twice. It was a fun time.
RL: What are your memories of William Wyeth? S: He isn't the best in ring performer, but he gives 100 percent every time and I respect that. He's a cool guy and he does a lot more for ACE than people know.
RL: What are your memories of Jorge Luis Rivera? S: I never really talked to him much
RL: What are your memories of Dirty Cherry/Cherry Payne? S: Cherry was fun to have around. She was a good fit for me. But one day she went up and left and that was that.
Post by Robert Lotti on Feb 25, 2011 20:17:49 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Rob Vegas? S: Vegas is a good wrestler. He has a stupid haircut & pose. But besides that he's cool.
RL: What are your memories of Mike Donovan? S: I had a good match with him. I think that's the match that opened a lot of eyes for me as a singles wrestler.
RL: What are your memories of BS Express(Ed & Tom Scanlon)? S: Good guys. They're hard workers. But I remember another team by the same name of BS Xpress.
RL: What are your memories of wrestling Bobby Fish? S: I was really was excited and we went out there and had a hard hitting match that elevated me in ACE.
RL: What are your memories of wrestling Eddie Kingston? S: I'm a big fan of Kingston so wrestling him was a big deal to me. We had a great match and I'm looking forward to doing it again some day.
RL: Word Association Mikey Whipwreck S: The boss, trainer, mentor, & friend
RL: Curse S: NYWC's creator along with Shane
RL: Crusher Doogan S: Great trainer and an even greater friend. He's an OOTB brother.
RL: Ref Forge S: Old man. Good friend.
RL: Rex Lawless S: Still learning. An OOTB brother.
RL: Chris Forza S: Good guy. Hard worker.
RL: Papadon S: Great worker. Hasn't gotten his due.
RL: Alex Reynolds S: Wise ass. Great wrestler though.
RL: DJ Phat Pat S: Still new. Has a lot to learn.
RL: Kenny Royal S: Still coming into his own.
RL: What are your thought on people who fake post on message boards? S: They need a life.
RL: What are your thoughts on the NYWC message board? S: Good way for the fans to be heard.
RL: Do you think the NYC/LI area needs another independent promotion? S: I think in general there needs to be more feds everywhere.
RL: Compare NYWC from the time you started to now. S: NYWC has grown so much it's insane. When I started they didn't have a fancy entrance, a screen, or even guardrails. This company keeps getting better over time.
RL: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? S: Wrestling full time and having fun.