He has wrestled many of the big names in the UK and some of the best in the world for many top promotions in the UK. Now a Full Time Wrestler after quitting his job as a Head Teacher we got the chance to find out more about one of the best in Wales and the UK, It’s Time To Party With Eddie Dennis.
UWR: Where are you from ?
Eddie: South Wales originally but I’ve lived in Egham for a few years now.
UWR: How old are you ?
UWR: Growing up were you a fan of Pro Wrestling ?
Eddie: Of course, the biggest!
UWR: Where did you train to become a Wrestler and who trained you ?
Eddie: I originally trained at Celtic Wrestling under Karl ‘Caiman’ Griffiths. I moved to Canada early into my learning and trained under Scott D’Amore and Tyson Dux at Can-Am Wrestling School in Windsor, Ontario. Since returning i’ve trained with a variety of different schools and currently help out at the Knucklelocks training school in Brixton.
UWR: Who were some of your influences growing up ?
Eddie: Growing up you dont really have influences you just have favourites. Warrior, Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin would have been my three favourites across various generations of wrestlers.
UWR: Are your family and friends supportive of your Pro Wrestling Career ?
Eddie: Of Course. Family are always supportive and any friends un-supportive of a passion aren’t really friends at all!
UWR: I’m sure like every Wrestler you remember your first match. So who was in the match ? Did it go well ? And what do you remember most about it ?
Eddie: Against my original trainer, Caiman in a field in Worcester I think. The ring was tiny and we were both really tall. At the time I thought it was great. It probably wasn’t……
UWR: For people that have never seen You perform can you describe your character and wrestling style ?
Eddie: I’m kinda there for a good time and a party but I also have plenty of fire and fight and throw a pretty gnarly forearm!
UWR: What is the best match you have ever seen ?
Eddie: Gosh, tough question. I think Bret Hart vs Steve Austin from Wrestlemania 13 is the best demonstration of the art of professional wrestling. So intense and enthralling and the ability to turn one guy into the biggest good guy character in the company whilst also flipping the other guy into a baddie without using any real cheating or underhanded techniques is inspiring to see. Literally all he did to become a huge face is walk out on his own two feet and pass out rather than tap out.
UWR: What in your opinion is your best match or opponent you have ever had ?
Eddie: I really enjoyed my first match with Chris Hero. Pete Dunne and Mike Bird are probably my two favourite opponents in the UK. I’ve wrestled them both so many times and they’re both unreal talents !
UWR: What is your proudest moment from your time in Pro Wrestling ?
Eddie: Yet to come I’d say! I take pride in lots of things but I think it’s something you need to look at retrospectively once it’s all said and done!
UWR: Are there any wrestlers on the Indy scene you would like to wrestle that you have never wrestled before ?
Eddie: Too many to mention internationally. Within the UK I think is tougher as I feel at this point i’ve wrestled mostly everyone. I’d love a singles contest with Will Osperay or Zack Sabre Junior.
UWR: If you could choose any wrestler in history to have a match with who would it be?
Eddie: I can’t answer that really as I wasn’t a wrestler in their generations so it’s hard to imagine how styles would have matched up.
UWR: Are there any goals you have set for yourself that you have not yet achieved ?
Eddie: Heaps! I believe in setting small and achievable goals and then reevaluating rather than huge ones. The current goals is to simply be able to afford to pay my mortgage from wrestling!
UWR: What advice would you give to anyone starting out in Wrestling ?
Eddie: The same advise i’d give anyone starting in anything. Treat everyone with respect and manners. Being a good person is the most important thing in all walks of life in my opinion
UWR: What do you say to people when they use the F Word (Fake) when talking about Pro Wrestling ?
Eddie: Doesn’t really bother me at all. I think it’s a silly adjective as it’s clearly a ‘real’ thing. However, they are obviously referencing the fact that wrestling is pre-determined which is fine, it is! There are cynics in all professions, it certainly does you no favours to get offended by them. I however am writing this having wrestled this afternoon and my back and knee both disagree with the sentiment that it’s fake!