Of all the interviews that Cornbread & OCW have conducted, this one tops them all!
If you are a fan of either wrestling OR sports, this interview is for you:
CB: What's up, Kid Krazy! Thanks for allowing us to conduct this exclusive Facebook interview. How are you?
KK: You're welcome. I'm good. How are you?
CB: I'm doing awesome, thanks. Let's start with a 'krazy throwback.' Did you watch wrestling growing up as a kid; and if so, what show(s) did you watch?
KK: I grew up watching NWA, WCW, & WWF/E. When I was about 6, my brothers & I went to & watch the shows.
CB: Did you become instantly hooked on those shows, and who were some of your favorite wrestlers from those companies?
KK: Yes, I did. My brothers & I reenacted the matches. We watched Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat, Rockers, Hart Foundation, 4 Horsemen, & the luchadores. I was instantly hooked when i saw Rey Mysterio perform a springboard hurricanrana. WOW!
CB: I'll admit Savage/Steamboat was the standard, just like Flair/Steamboat & RVD/Jerry Lynn. That's why learning every style & culture is extremely important in wrestling & sports as a whole. What's your opinion of that?
KK: I agree. Watching their matches had you on the edge of your seats 'cause you knew that when you saw Savage vs Steamboat or Flair vs Steamboat, you were watching grateness. Plus, RVD vs Jerry Lynn was off the charts for me 'cause they stole the show.
I would watch those matches repeatedly and study the specifics, like the moves & the crowd responses.
CB: How did you get into sports or, most specifically, training for pro wrestling?
KK; My brothers & I would wrestle in the living room and the high school gyms, where my older brother & I perform spinning head scissors off the bleachers where I met Scott Fury. We started hanging out when he later approached me and said: "I got something to show you." I was skeptical, but I trusted him. We left and later pulled into the backyard of a house with a trainer & 20 guys slamming each other in a wrestling ring . The rest was history.
CB: We know that wrestling training is different than any other sport because wrestling has a higher pain threshold & is NOT fake by any means. Do you perform cardio & aerobic exercises? If so, explain to our audience the value of hard work.
KK: Wrestling is very realistic than what people think & it takes a lot out on your body. I've suffered a fractured knee, fractured wrist, a seperated shoulder, & a torn ACL. I watch my matches and correct my mistakes. I practice flips, kick boxing, & mat wrestling at home. Practice makes perfect: the more you do it, the better you will get.
CB: Let's stay on the wrestling side for a second. I grew up in Memphis & watched every installment of Memphis wrestling. Why is it important for wrestlers & athletes today to respect the unwritten code of wrestling & sports, which is, no spoilers or character traits? Let your character grow & put butts in seats. What's your response to this?
KK: I grew up in North Little Rock, AR, in a ruff neighborhood where I didn't watch TV a lot, but I would watch videotapes. I think it's important for wrestler(s) to remember your roots and why you got into the business.
CB: I totally agree with you because I'm there to improvise for the audience. Granted, I do know the moves 'cause I do a massive study of ALL wrestling organizations WORLDWIDE, but i don't need to know winners & losers. I wanna see it for myself. Do you agree with that statement, or do you have a different viewpoint?
KK: Yes, I do. I think it's important for the commentator/announcer to know the moves and the wrestlers 'cause he/she is the voice of the show.
CB: Of all the tough questions that we've conquered, there's a question I must ask 'cause you're a competitor & an athlete. What advice do you have for those who want to either be a pro wrestler or a pro athlete who wants to step into our world & take our profession seriously & respectfully? THE FLOOR IS YOURS!
KK: I think it's important to respect the ones who paved the way for us because without them, we wouldn't be here. Respect the ring & realize that wrestling is a ruff sport and you will get hurt. It takes a lot of hard work to do what we do. If someone's trying to give you advice, listen and work on it. Don't get mad; practice makes perfect.
CB: Absolutely! Would you also say avoid spoilers & people who want to bad-mouth wrestling & say that this guy needs a push? Would you also state that you need to earn your way to the top, not thru backstage talk but in-ring perfection?
KK: Do you really want to know what i think about this question?
CB: Hey, your voice needs to be heard. It could benefit the people that need it the most.
KK: I think it's important to work for the push you want and not sit in the locker room, suck up, & kiss the booker's (butt roast) to get what you want. I'm a very intense 13-year ring veteran who busts his (butt roast) every show & works hard for what he gets. Whenever I perform, I go out to steal the show & not worry about negativity & gossip, wasting time. Be you, stay true to yourself, and work hard. I would rather work hard & know I did it with talent than to kiss (butt roast) for a shortcut to the top.
CB: Just so you know, that is a message not just for wrestlers, but for EVERY SPORT OUT THERE!!!! Kid Krazy, thank you for your time, my friend. I hope to see you back at OCW when you get a free Saturday. In the meantime, do what you do best & draw people in to support wrestling and every company, including yours. I support you 100,000% & keep being an inspiration to everyone!
KK: Thank you, my friend, and I'm looking forward to seeing every body at OCW. I also want to thank all the fans for their support. Much love and respect!
A Facebook Interview w/ KID KRAZY,
Moderated by "Cornbread" Chris Heineken
Conducted: December 5, 2012
An OCW MUST-READ FOR ANY WRESTLING & SPORTS FAN!!!!
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