Post by Robert Lotti on Dec 17, 2012 21:45:41 GMT -5
Welcome to another edition of the No Punches Pulled interview series. This time it's former NYWC tag team champion "Hot Shot" Mike Reed.
RL: Were you a wrestling fan growing up? MR: I was a huge fan of wrestling. My favorite wrestlers were Ricky Steamboat & Randy Savage.
RL: When did you decide you were going to be a wrestler? MR: I decided in high school, but due to circumstances beyond my control finally started a few years later.
RL: How di you discover The Monster Factory wrestling school? MR: I actually found them in a wrestling book "monster of the mat" which had a list of wrestling schools in it. Out of 3 I visited I chose the monster factory.
RL: What were your initial impressions of Pretty Boy Larry Sharpe? MR: He was open and honest about criticism. I appreciated it. Never sugar coated it.
RL: How tough was training? MR: Extremely tough, the ring was one foot from the ground. Was just basically wood and metal?
RL: Who else was training at the time? MR: QT Marshall & Luis The Punisher Martinez
RL: What are your memories of your first match ever? MR: My first match went well enough to have Matt Striker say to me he couldn't believe it was my first match.
RL: What are your memories of Gino Caruso's ECPW? MR: I went there to speak with Gino setup a tryout then Crowbar said to Gino book this guy for the next show and the rest is history.
Post by Robert Lotti on Dec 18, 2012 21:08:58 GMT -5
RL: How did you meet Cherry Payne? MR: We met at UWA in NJ. She's come a long way in wrestling and she's my other half/biggest support.
RL: How did you end up in NYWC? MR: Being that I know Papadon, Mega, & Prince Nana. They told me to come to an NYWC show to talk to them about booking me. I spoke with Shane not 2 minutes later Mikey Whipwreck told me to get my gear to work that night.
RL: What are your memories of Alex Reynolds? MR: Had a blast working with him as part of High Society.
RL: What are your memories of Kenny Royal aka Maxwell Belvedere? MR: Same as Reynolds. Also was a great butler.
RL: What are your memories of Psycho Circus from Dec. 2008? MR: Bloody. I still have a scar from it thanks to Stockade.
RL: What are your memories of winning the NYWC tag team title at Straps & Ladders? MR: Match was insane. I'm glad I was the guy who grabbed the belts.
RL: What are your memories of Blake Morris? MR: Took a while to get used to having a partner but after a few months we clicked.
Post by Robert Lotti on Jan 4, 2013 19:27:15 GMT -5
RL: What are your memories of Chirs Forza? MR: Have faced & tagged with him. Real solid wrestler.
RL: What are your memories of "Genocide Junkie" Daemon Crowley? MR: I don't have too many memories with him. He became more active as I was leaving.
RL: What are your memories of Jethro? MR: Same as Crowley.
RL: What are your memories of Pat Buck? MR: Solid wrestler.
RL: What are your memories of Josh Daniels? MR: It was a pleasure to work with. One of he best.
RL: Why did you leave NYWC in 2010? MR: I moved down to Florida to be closer to WWE & TNA in hopes of getting a contract.
RL: What are your memories of Mike Morgan's ACE Pro Wrestling? MR: Fun place to work. One of the better NJ promotions.
RL: What are your memories of teaming with Cherry against Stockade & Nikki Addams in NYWC last June? MR: First I was amazed at how many people in the crowd remembered us after 2 years of absence. Second it felt great to be back home at NYWC.
RL: Word Association-Mikey Whipwreck MR: Tremendous
RL: Curse MR: Well respected.
RL: Shane MR: Yeahhhh baby.
RL: Steve Forge MR: Big ref.
RL: Crusher Doogan MR: Great trainer & manager.
RL: Starlets MR: Need more.
RL: No Punches Pullec interview series MR: Great get to know the wrestlers series.
RL: What are your thoughts on people who fake post on message boards? MR: Losers
RL: What are your thoughts on the NYWC message board? MR: Interesing
RL: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? MR: If not in wrestling, then being a wrestling trainer & an actor.