OSWtv Meets… Alex Cavanagh

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

Like most people, I was drawn in as kid, my postman actually taped WrestleMania VIII off Sky and I watched that over and over. But like most I kinda lost interest over the years and it wasn’t until the tail end of 97 when I got Sky TV and caught Flash Funk vs Triple H and my interest returned. After that I was hooked and started watching Raw and Nitro. Then came YouTube and finally I could see all the other promotions Powerslam where talking about ROH, Dragon Gate, NJPW and all these things.

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

Long ago Powerslam advertised a Hammerlock Wrestling camp, I was 15 and all set to go at 16 as that was the minimum age, but at the same time I lost my Mum, so I decided to stay on at school. Then was out with some mates and was told about the SWA school, which was based in Linwood at the time, but once it moved to Ibrox and then Pollokshaws I really started to see a difference in how I trained. The school now known as Source Wrestling School, can only go from strength to strength now that Mikey Whiplash has taken over.

Who are your biggest influences in professional wrestling?

I take a lot of my influences from outside of wrestling, Arnie, Marvel, DC, being the big ones but wrestler wise guys like Sid, Akira Tozawa, Austin Aries, Bray Wyatt, William Regal, Christopher Daniels and Owen Hart all inspire me. Currently reading about ‘Playboy’ Gary Hart and can see myself borrowing some of his technique.

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

One of my stand out matches has to have been with Drew McDonald as I was bringing Alex Cavanagh to the forefront after being under a mask for so long. It was a great learning experience and I believe it may have been his last singles match in Scotland. As for favourites, I love getting in the ring with anyone, because everyone will bring something different and force me to push myself and get out of my comfort zone.

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

I’d love to have taken on guys like Sid, Macho Man and Owen Hart back in the day, but as for present day, getting in the ring with guys like Tozawa, Aries, Calihan are things I can dream for, until then I’l gladly step in to the ring with anyone.

Find out more about Alex Cavanagh on Facebook and Twitter.

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