OSWtv Meets… Lucha DS

When did you start watching wrestling and was there a moment that got you hooked?

Watching a VHS copy of WrestleMania 7 in my friends house one day after primary school, I went to his house so much to watch it he ended up giving me the tape…then few months down the line me and my two brothers then all got mad with wrestling and spent the next few years destroying furniture in the family house and injuring each other. I always was a flyer then, even doing the Macho Man elbow off the top of the bunk bed was my finisher…so from the age of about 9 or 10 I was hooked.

I don’t remember what moment grabbed me but The Rockers were always a favourite, they were great and their gear was wild and flashy.

What made you decide to start training to be a wrestler and where did you start?

I honestly never even known it was something you could do….I was/am a massive wrestling fan and was at a really good PBW show at Greenock Town Hall in May 2013 and had watched some innovative matches, at the interval MC Tommy announced a new school starting in Greenock. I was all over it from day one (3rd of November 2013, Greenock Sport Centre) and training is now a highlight of my week to get to train and learn, try new things and ask questions. Gary Burns (Scott Maverick) and Kid Fite have been extremely positive driving influences on my training and I try to use everything I’m taught to improve every time I am in the ring.

Who are your biggest influences in professional wrestling?

I have to say my trainers Gary Burns and Kid Fite are the leading influences, guys who both thrive for better every time and not just going to say you done well if they feel things can be looked at improved, and tweaked to make it smoother. Also everyone I’ve trained with and see doing fantastic in the UK wrestling scene really inspire me to do well. I am really lucky to be starting out when there are so many talented guys and girls doing so well all over. So I’m constantly being impressed and learning. I genuinely am so lucky to have so many guys do well before me that can pass on first hand knowledge and experience to learn from.

Do you have any favourite matches or opponents that you have worked with?

I have a list of matches I like for so many reasons.

I wrestled Kid Fite at SSW for his heavyweight title and that was brilliant to do my first singles main event. My debut PBW show match was against my coach, Scott Maverick, in his final ever match, that was a privilege to be part of.

I’ve also shared a ring three or four times with Saqib Ali who is amazing to work with. But the matches I’ve had since debuting have all been special for different reasons from tagging with Lucy Cole in my first mixed tag to Dave Jeremi putting me through a table at SSW.

And finally, who would be your dream opponent, past or present?

Dream opponent is so hard to name….I have a load I’d love to work with because of being a fan for years before being a trainee. So hopefully if I get my head down and work my arse off I can make it a reality to share a ring with them in the next few years. I just want to get better and hopefully by paying attention to what I’m being taught and working hard I can make it happen.

You can follow Lucha DS on Twitter @LuchaDSΒ 

Also check out PBW on Facebook along with the PBW Academy.

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