Welcome to our Q&A series called ‘The 9 Count’ where we pose nine questions to the new faces of Scottish professional wrestling. Whether they are trainees or just making their way out in the big world of professional wrestling, we give you the chance to find out more about the future of Scottish wrestling.
In this edition, PBW Academy’s Marc Munro answers our questions.
What is your first memory of professional wrestling and what got you hooked?
Em I can’t remember when it was or what match I can just remember I was a toddler and my big brother was watching RAW and I was sitting there and it was just really entertaining then my brother would mess about with me and that so when I done it with my brother it kind of got me into it.
Who were your favourite wrestlers growing up and who are your favourites now?
I was always a Hardyz fan but now I’ve grown into Ricochet and Mark Andrews.
What are your top three matches of all time and why?
Hardyz vs Dudleyz vs Edge & Christian – just because some of the moves in it were brilliant and they are 3 of the best tag teams ever.
Ricochet vs Will Ospreay – because I like my lucha kind of wrestling and that is just everything I love it was absolutely class.
John Cena vs CM Punk – Money in the Bank 2011 – it was just the best match because of the story and they made me like wrestling even more.
What made you decide to start training to be a wrestler?
Well everyone’s dream is to be a professional wrestler when they were a wee guy but I just thought I would need to go to America but then my big brother started training to be a wrestler at the PBW Airdrie academy and I wanted to go straight away and I got told I was to young so as soon as I turned 12 I was straight in there and I’ve been training there since.
What have you found to be the hardest part about training?
Just the bumps on the mats and trying to build a character.
What advice would you give yourself if you could go back to your first day of training?
Just to realise that you will need the basics so listen to everything.
Who would be your dream opponent, past or present?
At my stage I really wanna wrestle Stevie Boy but in the future definitely Ricochet.
Do you have any short/long term goals in your wrestling career, be it wrestling for a certain company or at a certain venue?
Well I would like to wrestle for as many companies as I can but I would like to wrestle my brother Dean Ford as a long term goal for in the future.
And finally, where can we find you on social media?
Just now only on Twitter – @mmpbw
But hopefully Instagram and Facebook in the future.
Thank you to Marc for taking the time to answer The 9 Count.
Photo credit Marc Munro