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, Spike Tierney answers our questions.
What drew you into professional wrestling?
Who were your favourite wrestlers growing up and who are your favourites now?
At first viewing I was instantly drawn to Rey Mysterio, as the only guy on the card wearing a mask it was something different from everyone else and that intrigued me. After a wee while of watching CM Punk was also up there as one of my favourites. Now I would say Mysterio is still up there as a favourite along with guys like AJ Styles and Ricochet.
What made you decide to start training to be a wrestler and where did you start?
Who are your biggest influences in professional wrestling, as a fan and as a wrestler?
Influences for me as a fan, the obvious one would be Rey Mysterio. Other guys include local talent such as LJT and Scotty Riccio as they were two of the guys I always looked forward to seeing at SWE shows and they were the guys I wanted to be like. As a wrestler I would say the coaches who helped me get to where I am now, Dave Low, Kevin Williams, JD Wilde, Nathan Reynolds, Ian Ambrose, to name a few.
Who has been your favourite opponent(s) and do you have a favourite match?
What has been your career highlight(s) so far?
Who would be your dream opponent, past or present?
Again I’m going to say Rey Mysterio, as someone who has watched him right from the start I’d love the opportunity to get in the ring with him. Guys like Ricochet and Will Ospreay are definitely up there as well.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Hopefully still in a wrestling ring getting to perform in front of the fans and maybe even get the chance to work for other promotions against new guys.
Where can we find you on social media?
And finally, why do you do what you do?
I genuinely enjoy putting smiles on the fans faces whenever I’m out there, when I hear their support getting louder and louder I feel I’ve done my job properly and helped them have a great experience.
Thank you to Spike for answering our questions.
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