Puerto Rico is known for developing some of the best wrestlers/Luchadors and one that is making a name for himself along with his brother Cripton (who has already done an interview on here) is Obi Twynz. We were lucky enough to get an interview with this extremely talented Luchador.
UWR: Where are you from ?
OBI: I’m from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
UWR: How old are you ?
OBI: I’m 21 years old.
UWR: Were you a fan of Pro Wrestling growing up ?
OBI: Yes. I have been watching pro wrestling, since I was 8 years old with my twin brother CRipton.
UWR: Where did you train to become a Pro Wrestler and who trained you ?
OBI: We went to a wrestling school located in San German, Puerto Rico named West Wrestling Academy were I was trained by mentor Roxxy.
UWR: Who were some of your influences growing up ?
OBI: Some of my influences in my style of wrestling and growing up were Dolph Ziggler, The Hurricane, and Shawn Michaels.
UWR: Are your family and friends supportive of your Pro Wrestling career ?
OBI: My family are very supportive of my pro wrestling choices. Even my mom, Mamá Twyn, does special cameos on my videos. I love that I can talk to my friends and family about wrestling and feel good with myself.
UWR: Who was your first match against and what do you remember most about it ?
OBI: My first match was on July 6, 2016 against A.L Daniels. I remembered I was so excited and nervous before the match. I thought of some moves I could do. The most heartbeated moment for me was whem I almost messed up on a move, but I kept going and didn’t let it bother me. I remember that I did this Satellite DDT and the crowd popped which was awesome since nobody knew who I was.
UWR: For people that have never seen you perform before can you describe your Wrestling character and wrestling style ?
OBI: My character is more on the crazier and looney side. I take risks for the fun of it and I have fun in the ring. I’m more of a high flyer with a little bit of technical wrestling. I brawl once in a while if I deem it necessary.
UWR: What is the best match you have ever seen ?
OBI: Well I have so many favorites. But my favorite match has to be at Wrestlemania 26: Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker Career vs Streak. The match itself is built to be legendary. The build up, the way Shawn Michaels was beaten down psychologically, the promo just before the match, the send-off. To me, that was the best match I have ever seen.
UWR: What is the best match/feud/opponent you have ever had ?
OBI: My favorite opponents had to be “Los Apostadores”, Mike Piconose and Jack Daniels. You can always tell by our matches that we try to outdo each other.
UWR: What is your proudest moment so far in your Pro Wrestling career ?
OBI: My proudest moment in wrestling will always be the audience pop. I once did a “diving plancha” and the crowd went nuts. One of my mottos is, “If the crowd likes it, you better keep doing it.”
UWR: Are there any Wrestlers you would like to work with ?
OBI: I’ve got so many choices on indy wrestling. The Young Bucks, The Lucha Brothers, Ricochet and Will Osprey, Kenny Omega, Chuck Taylor, Flip Gordon and Capitán Peligro Payatronic. Also I would like to wrestle against my brother CRipton and my teacher Roxxy.
UWR: If you could choose any wrestler in history to have a match with who would it be ?
OBI: It would have to be Chris Jericho. Chris keeps reinventing himself to be the G.O.A.T. and he proves to everybody else that he has more to offer than just being a nostalgic act.
UWR: Are there any goals you have set for yourself ?
OBI: I want to wrestle outside of Puerto Rico. In NJPW, ROH, PWG, Lucha Underground and I wish I could do a moonsault of the top rope which I’m still trying to learn.
UWR: What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Pro Wrestler ?
OBI: Love, live, eat the business. Study it and learn from the best. If you make mistakes, don’t be hard on yourself. Even the pros make them. Own up to it and learn from your mistakes. If someone who’s been in the business for a long time gives you an advice, follow it. They know what they’re saying, and most of all stay humble.
UWR: Where can people see you perform ?
OBI: I’m planning on wrestling in Puerto Rico until I graduate from College. Then I expand my horizons elsewhere in the U.S. Maybe if I get booked on a promotion in the U.S. while I’m in P.R. I can go for a few days so I can explore other options.