UWR: WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY OF PRO WRESTLING ?
Ross: I think my earliest memory of wrestling was around 98/99. I remember there been a parking lot brawl but I’m still unsure to this day who was a part of it.
UWR: WHERE DID YOU TRAIN AND WHO TRAINED YOU TO BE A PRO WRESTLER ?
Ross: I started training in August of 2013 at the Target Wrestling Training School in Carlisle and I was trained be J and Shady Nattrass, also known as the Nattrass Boyz.
UWR: ARE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUPPORTIVE OF YOUR CAREER AS A PRO WRESTLER ?
Ross: My family are very supportive of my wrestling ambition as long as I don’t come home with something broken. A lot of my friends have always asked how wrestling is going and some of them have came down to see me in action and loved every minute of it.
UWR: I’M SURE LIKE MOST YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST MATCH. WHO WAS IT AGAINST AND WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT IT ?
Ross: My first wrestling match was a tag team match in a sports hall in Silloth, Cumbria I believe back in 2014. For my first match I had a lot of nerves going into it, making sure that I didn’t screw up or make a fool of myself. Everyone in the match were trainees from the school which made it easier to have your first match with people you know. The match went well for a first although most of my memory of this match is slightly blurred. One thing I remember about the match was my tag team partner getting put through a table at the end of the match, I may have had a slight giggle watching that happen.
UWR: WHAT IS THE BEST MATCH YOU HAVE EVER SEEN ?
Ross: The best match I have watched on TV has to be Kurt Angle vs. Shane McMahon at King of the Ring 2001. The raw emotion and resilience of both men during that match made the atmosphere watching the match even greater. The best match I have seen live has to be Josh Terry vs. Stevie Xavier from Target Wrestling in October 2019. Two men who know how to keep a crowd going and amazing in-ring ability, this made it a match I won’t forget.
UWR: WHAT IS THE BEST MATCH YOU HAVE EVER HAD ?
Ross: I have two best matches that go at the top of my list. Kris Kendall and I vs Kings of Catch was the a huge opportunity for us to show exactly what we capable of and we got to main event a show and we delivered in all possible ways. I may have taken a knock to the head early ish on in the match but I carried on and we ended up getting a Match of the Year nomination for Target Wrestling. My number one singles match has to be against Shady Nattrass from earlier on this year. Teacher vs. Student is sometimes hard to pull off right but we went out there and gave it everything we had.
Some of my favourite people to work with are CJ Banks, Shady Nattrass and Jonny Storm. Each with different styles which meant I got to learn a lot from each of them and they have helped me progress to the wrestler I am today.
UWR: WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT FROM YOUR TIME AS A PRO WRESTLER ?
Ross: My proudest moment in my career so far has to be winning the Target Wrestling High Octane Division Championship. I dedicated the win to my late Grandad as he was the man who got me into wrestling and I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.
UWR: IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ANY WRESTLER IN HISTORY TO HAVE A MATCH WHO WOULD IT BE ?
Ross: If I can choose any wrestler to have a match with it would be Ultimo Dragon. He’s my all time favourite wrestler and always followed his work whether that being in WWE or elsewhere.
UWR: ARE THERE ANY GOALS YOU HAVE SET FOR YOURSELF THAT YOU HAVE NOT YET ACHIEVED ?
Ross: I would like to be able to travel the UK and Europe and go against the best around. I like a challenge and I also want to be able to wrestle as much as possible. Another goal would be one day to be Target Wrestling Heavyweight Champion as its the only belt in the company I’ve yet to have held and I think the competition for that championship is very strong and that would bring more opportunities to face some of the best in world.
UWR: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE THAT WANTS TO BE A PRO WRESTLER ?
Ross: My advice for anyone starting out in wrestling would be to not give up. At the start it’s hard and there are a lot of things to learn. If you push through the early stages and take the bumps it will get easier later on and soon enough it will become second nature.
UWR: WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR SPARE TIME ?
Ross: In my spare time I love to watch football and anime. I also enjoy a good video game from time to time.