Welcome to Starter For 10. We ask professional wrestlers 10 questions so that you can find out a bit more about your favourite real life superheroes.
On this edition, Stone Malone answers our questions.
What drew you into professional wrestling?
My friends talked about it in nursery so I decided to see what the fuss was about. The moment I saw Hardcore Holly hit The Big Show with a steel chair, I became a fan instantly.
Who were your favourite wrestlers going up and who are your favourites now?
My favourites growing up were Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, John Cena, and Rey Mysterio. Some of my favourites right now are Drew McIntyre, Seth Rollins, Adam Cole, Ricochet, and AJ Styles.
What made you decide to start training to be a wrestler and where did you start?
It’s always something I thought of doing when I was younger. When I went to a show in Airdrie, I heard there was a wrestling school there so I went to see what it was like, and I don’t regret it at all.
Who are your biggest influences in professional wrestling, as a fan and as a wrestler?
As a fan, I’d probably say Drew McIntyre and AJ Styles. Watching them through the years to see where they’re at today is truly inspiring. As a wrestler, I’d say my coach TJ Rage, most of the boys and girls I train alongside and my mum and dad, Mama and Papa Stone.
Who has been your favourite opponent(s) and do you have a favourite match?
So far I’d say my favourite opponent has been Dickie Divers. Wrestling someone at his level was a great experience and it was good to learn from him as well. I’d also say my favourite match so far was my in-ring debut because that was the moment I knew I really wanted to do this.
What has been your career highlight(s) so far?
Wrestling at a comic-con, the atmosphere was great and it was a fun show.
Who would be your dream opponent, past or present?
TJ Rage, the student vs the coach.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Hopefully standing in a ring at the Airdrie Town Hall.
Where can we find you on social media?
And finally, why do you do what you do?
Simple. I love this, it’s my passion in life, to become a professional wrestler and make everyone who’s believed in me proud of my accomplishments.
Thank you to Stone for answering our questions.
Photo credit David J Wilson