Interviews

A Q&A With Jack Sexsmith 

Ladies and Gentlemen This Is The Recent Q&A We Have Done With Jack Sexsmith, Enjoy!

 

1. So a nice easy one to start of with, how did you first get into wrestling as a performer?

I began studying under Justin Richards some years ago but my progression was halted after I endure an ACL rupture that required a knee reconstruction.
I started to train again in 2015 at the Projo under the likes of Eddie Dennis, Darrell Allen, James Davis and Jimmy Havoc.

2. Who has been your favourite opponent so far?

Tough question. Jimmy Havoc and Paul Robinson are two people I’m honoured to say I was able to compete against. I felt blessed to have worked Pete Dunne who is possibly the best in the world but I’d have to say my two bouts with Zack Gibson means he’s my favourite. The emotion we invoked was really rather special.

3. Have you or do you ever get any backlash over your character?

Scarcely. Most fans are aware of my sexuality and appreciate my want to represent my community as best I can. Truthfully I expected far more homophobia and that just has not been the case, which is humbling and life affirming.

4. What was the response when you came out as a pansexual wrestler originally?

I think it was largely intrigue. There has, to my knowledge, been very few positive protagonists outside of the heteronorm in BritWres: indeed worldwide. I wasn’t and still am not the finished article as a performer but by being strong enough to be me in the hyper-masculine world of professional wrestling, people seemed to take notice.

5. Who would you like to face next?

John Cena #PayMe!!!

6. What would be your dream match with absolutely no restrictions?

John Cena #PAAAAAYYYYMEEEEEEE!!!!

7. Where would be your dream promotion to wrestle for?

WWE. I grew up like I expect the most of us did watching it. It’s the biggest platform in the game and what better stage to get across my pro LGBTQ message? 🏳️‍🌈

8. What’s your favourite cheese?

Cheddar. I am a simple, simple creature.

9. You made your wrestling debut in 2015, and already have become one of the fastest rising stars in the UK, did you think it would all happen so quick for?

Not on your nelly. I try and stay humble despite how swiftly things have happened. I feel I am aware of my strengths and weaknesses, and do all I can to get the reactions I want.
The tables match I have with Roy Johnson against The South Pacific Power Trip was a real turning point for me. From there I have received opportunities I didn’t feel worthy of at the time but I think I delivered each time.

10. How did the Mr Cocko come about? And how did it come across to fans and other wrestlers the first time it happened?

Tragically this one the mind child of my former friend Sebastian. The less said about him the better.
A lot of talent weren’t too eager to get involved before the move was better known 🙈😂 I think fans moved quite quickly from being grossed out to laughing along with it, which I am very thankful for.

11. When you’re not wrestling what do you like to get up to in your spare time, what hobbies have you?

I am a football fan. I will head down to the Emirates to be disappointed by my beloved Arsenal whenever I can snag a ticket. I have taken to speaking at LGBTQ events lately and am absolutely loving that. Mostly just enjoy geeking out with friends and family.

12. Before you go out to wrestle have you any rituals you must do?

I don’t affiliate myself to any organised faith but I will say a little prayer to myself before my music hits.

13. If you weren’t wrestling were do you believe you would have ended up? Or was wrestling the main dream growing up? And if so who was it that inspired you?

Were it not for wrestling I’d probably be trying to work my way up the ladder of the care industry. I always enjoyed my time supporting the elderly or adults with LD and think I would stuck with that. I have always enjoyed wrestling but was probably too insecure to think I had anything to offer as a youngster growing up. I used to play football for Charlton Athletic and Stevenage when a boy but swiftly learned I didn’t have the skill set to make that grade 😂

14. And finally do you have any advice for anyone looking to become wrestlers?

React to everything as you would do in a fight on the street, find something that others can identify with by way of character and train everywhere you can.

You can keep up to date with Sexsmith at the following social networking sites listed below.
@TheJackSexsmith TWITTER/INSTAGRAM
Jack Sexsmith – The Wrestler FACEBOOK
Thanks for reading and until next time I’ve been Nick, And you have been reading.

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Interviews

A Q&A With Jurn Simmons

Hello and welcome to an IWP Q&A with Jurn Simmons, so lets get going shall we.

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1. How do you not kill yourself doing that entrance every night?

I am a highly conditioned and well-trained professional athlete obviously. Also, I take a breather afterwards.

 

2.If you could pick one person to wrestle, who and why? Also what stipulations would you pick?

Brock Lesnar, because it’s the biggest possible match so it would elevate me and make me the most money.

 

3. How did you come up with the dancing gimmick?

I’m assuming you mean the dancing I do during my entrance, because my gimmick is not that I’m a dancer. Anyway, I got bored just doing the poses during the entrance so I just started goofing around.

 

4.Where would you like to wrestle next?

WWE, I guess.

 

5.What do you like to do in your spare time?

Procrastinate.

 

6.What has been the biggest challenge so far?

Getting booked on a weekly basis.

 

7.In five years what would you like to have accomplished?

Ideally I’d like to be retired in five years after having made a ton of money.

 

8.Growing up was wrestling something you always wanted to do? And If so who was it that got you hooked?

No, I didn’t watch wrestling growing up and wasn’t particularly interested in it.

 

9. If you could give any advice to someone wanting to become a wrestler what advice would you give?

Give it your all or don’t bother.

 

10. Lastly what has been your favourite match so far in your career?

Vs Bad Bones John Klinger at wXw Shortcut to the Top 2016

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Interviews

A Q&A with….. THE ALPHA FEMALE 

Ladies and Gentleman IWP Presents Q&A time with the one and only Alpha Female who just yesterday got announced to be competing in the WWE Mae Young Classic. 

Q.Has it been difficult making the transition from wrestling to MMA? 

A.Incredibly difficult to be honest. The training is so much different than what i was used to be the last 16 years. From the pain level not so much as wrestling is pretty painful, what people not really realise. 

I had to learn entirely new skills and have to train with man who are way more skilled than i am, which is frustrating as they made me tap out many times.

Q. Who has been your greatest challenge in wrestling to date? 

A. When i started in 2001 it was Wesna. She trained and worked with me at GWF. As i moved on i got many different obstacles on my way, the greatest challenge without a doubt was my time in japan.  Facing world class athletes like Nanae Takahashi, Io Shirai and Kairi Hojo

Q. Who would be your dream opponent in either wrestling or MMA?

A. For Wrestling i have so many from Victoria to Sascha Banks, charlotte to Ivelisse and so on. 

Q.You’ve fought all over the world, and travel alot is there anything that you do or take with you to stop yourself from missing home? 

A. The road is my home. I hate it if i can’t be on the road longer than 2 weeks. I never had a homesick feeling. Could never understand the people who had that.  I love every minute i can spend in different countries or hotel rooms. 

Q.You spent a little time in TNA now known as Impact Wrestling what was that like for you? 

It was a great experience. Everyone was so nice and professional. I enjoyed to work for a TV company which is much different than working for an independent wrestling company 

Q. Growing up did you always want to be a professional wrestler? and if so who was it you watched and thought yano what I wanna be just like them, I could do that. 

A. I found wrestling when i was 10 years old. I watched wcw and i knew from the beginning that in wanna be a part of this world. When i was 17 i decided i will be a part of it as a wrestler. 

Q. What would you like to have accomplished in 5 years time?

A. I want to make a good living with wrestling, be known in mainstream, sell a lot of tshirts and other merchandise, win more championship, have great matches and hopefully write more history within the wrestling world. Finish my book, play in movies and be on top of my game.

Q.You started training in 2001 under the wing of Joe E. Legend and Murat Bosporus tell us about how that was and how you felt

A. I started in the german wrestling Federation school and later joined the training of Bosporus and Legend.  I was fortunate to have these grest minds around me. They helped me to grow in wrestling and personal life.

Q. You’ve been successfull in various different promotions and have held a lot of gold in you career is there any championships that the Alpha Female has her eye on?

A. Championships are a nice accessories, but not necessary to be the greatest, the best! 

You can lose all fights, doesn’t matter, as long as you have this never giving up attitude and you are able to entertain the fans, put butts in seats, thats all that matters! 

I have my eyes on companies i really want to work for, time will tell.

Q. Lastly after a hard days training or night wrestling, You go home to relax, tell all your fans how does The Alpha Female relax?

How does alpha Female relax, thats a good question! There is little time to do so. After a match is before a match and after training is before training, meaning that there is so much to do. I do love sleep and when I have a off day i get back the sleep that was missing. Other than that, I’m a typical girl, love hot bath, candles and tea. 

Thank you for the interview. The interest in the alpha Female.  If you want to know more about me, check out my social media such as facebook, Instagram and Twitter

We here at Indie Wrestling Pod would like to thank The Alpha Female for giving us her time and wish her all the very best with the Mae Young Classic! 

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