Ring Of Honor is mostly known for having smaller, agile, fast paced wrestlers but they have over the last few years bought in some of the most talented big men in the business. One of those big men who’s feats of athleticism are just as amazing as anything a smaller wrestler can do is The Notirious Shane Taylor. Having been very successful as part of a Tag Team, then a Faction in ROH it is now time for Shane Taylor to break out on his own and he is beginning to show the potential he has to be the best big man in the business. We were extremely lucky that he was able to spare some time to answer our questions so we could find out more about him.
UWR: Where are you from ?
Taylor: Cleveland Ohio
UWR: How old are you ?
Taylor: 32 years old
UWR: Growing up were you a fan of Pro Wrestling ?
Taylor: Yes I would watch it as often as possible
UWR: Where did you train to become a Wrestler and who trained you ?
Taylor: Cleveland Ohio at firestorm pro. Raymond Rowe and Jrocc are my trainers
UWR: Who were some of your influences growing up ?
Taylor: Stan Hansen, Vader, Bam Bam, Gordy and lots of others
UWR: Are your family and friends supportive of your Pro Wrestling Career ?
Taylor: Yes, they like to see I’m happy
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 ?
Taylor: Yes, it was against Jrocc and it went great, I was so unbelievably before hand..
UWR: For people that have never seen You perform can you describe your character and wrestling style ?
Taylor: My character is a street fighter from Cleveland Ohio that’s avoided the potholes of inner city life to turn his life around and care for his family, but the call to go back to that life is always there.
UWR: What is the best match you have ever seen?
Taylor: Taker vs Michaels at Mania 25
UWR: What in your opinion is your best match or opponent you have ever had ?
Taylor: Probably a match against Raymond Rowe, in Cleveland somewhere
UWR: What is your proudest moment from your time in Pro Wrestling ?
Taylor: Both my matches against Jay Briscoe and Hirooki Goto because I showed I can hang with the best.
UWR: Are there any wrestlers on the Indy scene you would like to wrestle that you have never wrestled before ?
Taylor: Matt Riddle or JT Dunn
UWR: If you could choose any wrestler in history to have a match with who would it be ?
Taylor: Undertaker, he’s an absolute legend
UWR: Are there any goals you have set for yourself that you have not yet achieved ?
Taylor: Tons, but that’s the fun part…working to reach them
UWR: What advice would you give to anyone starting out in Wrestling ?
Taylor: Be yourself, listen and never give up
UWR: Where can people see you perform next ?
Taylor: I’ll be in N.C and Atlanta in two weeks