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In this edition of “Let’s Talk About…” we have a chat with newcomer to the Scottish scene, Ryan Richards! We can safely say this was a very interesting chat, we learned a lot about “The Supreme” and we hope you all enjoy it as well.
Here’s the interview!
Start with the obvious, how did you get involved in wrestling??
I’ve been a business owner since I was 18 years old, so after a couple years of being incredibly successful in the business world, I knew it was time for a new challenge. Wrestling has always been the thing I’m most passionate about. I always knew I would pursue wrestling as my career. As a kid, I had a large trampoline in my garden, all of the kids from school would come over and we would have wrestling tournaments for hours. The Supreme was a champion even as a kid! Staying up until 4am to watch WWE PPVs before leaving for school at 8am. I’ve always been hooked. I think after the British wrestling boom period, the landscape of wrestling changed in this country and there are now so many more opportunities for British wrestlers. That was a key part in my decision to start this journey. The world’s eyes are now on British wrestling. There’s a WWE UK brand, there’s British wrestlers in AEW, ROH and NJPW. The pathway is there now. In 2019, after assessing the landscape of British wrestling and my own business, I made the decision that I was going to make professional wrestling my life.
Tell us about your early training. Any fun stories? Tell us about your very first thoughts walking into the school?
Based in Dingwall (15 miles north of Inverness), my training school was a 3.5 hour drive away. I calculated that in my first year training, I was on the road for over 300 hours! Walking into the training school felt right. Coming from a small town of 5,000 people into the big city and joining a training school where I knew nobody, other people might be nervous. Not The Supreme. I looked at it as day one on my road to the top.
Once we get back to live shows (hopefully that’s very soon) what can people expect from The Supreme?
Success. There are no barriers holding me back; I have the right coach, the financial resources behind me, the talent is obvious. For nearly a year, I’ve been proving to everybody I can talk the talk. There are some people out there who still think The Supreme is all talk. I think it’s going to blow their tiny little minds when I prove I can walk the walk. I’m not your typical young wrestler. Everybody is so polite, with all their pleasantries, patting everybody else on the back. I’m unapologetically great. People get so captivated by how well I talk, they forget The Supreme is a prime athlete. I played in the top adults shinty league in the country at 14 years old. I dominated athletic competitions all throughout my youth in a variety of fields. I’m 6’3, 230lbs. Quick, strong, powerful, with one hell of a left uppercut.
We love some fantasy booking here at SWD so firstly, let us know who are your top non UK wrestlers? We do include tag teams.
- Brock Lesnar
- Sasha Banks
- Bianca Belair
- Adam Cole
Now let’s make your fantasy car and pit each of those wrestlers against UK based ones you’d like to see in a match!
- Brock Lesnar vs “Big Red” Fletch Cassidy. I would pay a five figure sum to see that.
- Banks vs Kay Lee Ray
- Bianca Belair vs Gisele Shaw
- Ricochet vs Leyton Buzzard
- Adam Cole vs Ian Skinner
Outside of wrestling what can you tell us about Ryan Richards? Any fun facts?
I’ll give you an exclusive fact about The Supreme: I hate dogs.
What words of advice would you give to anyone who wanted to take their first steps into the wrestling world?
Be brave. Be bold. Be the hardest worker in the room.
Once we get back to live shows. What are your goals for the future?
Main event. Win championship gold. I’m not arriving to be one of the pack, I’m special. I’ve been great my entire life, now the wrestling audience will discover it. I’ll do whatever it takes to become successful. Do I mind venturing into the grey to get the job done? It’s where I’m most comfortable. I’m ruthless. I’ll happily take the food off your family’s table, and bin the leftovers. I want to wrestle on the biggest stage possible, under the biggest spotlight, with the most amount of eyeballs on The Supreme. I want the world to know how great I am. Neckbeards will throw their hard earned money at promoters just to see The Supreme. Whether it’s to tell me how much they despise me, because deep down they want to be like me, or because they know I’m box office, it doesn’t matter. The Supreme being in town is a license to print money.
Is their anyone in the UK scene right now you would want to step in the ring with?
Anybody with championship gold is on my radar. I’m not here to make friends, I didn’t get into wrestling to find a “second family” that I can go to a cheap Wetherspoons pub with. I’m here for success. If you’re holding a championship belt, if you’re a main eventer, then you’re stealing a spot that should belong to The Supreme.
Where can we find you on social media?
Thank you very much to Ryan Richards for the interview and we cannot wait to see what “The Supreme” has in store for live audiences once we can get back to shows!