When it comes to pro wrestling, there's always a lot to talk about. Everyone has questions and it is a very interesting industry with a lot of very interesting and different people.I've been a pro wrestler for ten years now, six of them making it my full time occupation. As with most people in the job, wrestling was a huge part of my childhood growing up.
By the age of 10 I'd firmly made my mind up that this was what I was going to do with my life. I began training when I was 15 and was rushed onto shows (too early) just five months later.
Over the years I grew in stature and in ability, this resulted in me being able to turn my weekend job into my full time occupation at 19. At the time I was the youngest full time professional wrestler in the world.
From there my career has snowballed. It's given me so many incredible moments and opportunities. I've performed in eight different countries including France, Italy and the United States. I've had the privilege to step in the ring with some of my childhood heroes such as Jeff Jarret, Gangrel and Billy Gunn.
I've competed for the WWE on two separate occasions. Firstly as a none televised match in 2014 at Liverpool echo and most recently in Orlando for NXT at the full sail TV taping. I'm currently featured on TV networks across the globe for NGW:UK who are based in my home town of Hull, as well as ICW Fightclub TV and the highly popular Progress Wrestling online on demand service. When I first started wrestling, I was about 9st (126lbs) and really did not look like I could make a career out of this. Over the years I've bulked up to 14st (200lbs) by committing to working out and trying different diets. Many of the tips and different diets have come from talking to various other people, either in the gym or other wrestlers at shows.
This past weekend I was in Trowbridge. I was chatting to one of the lads, Jay Prime about the keto diet. The keto diet is a great way to lean up, you eliminate all carbs from your diet and replace them with fats. Whilst he was explaining why you need a high salt intake on this diet, the ceiling of the changing room literally came crashing down on top of him! No joke, polystyrene tiles, metal work and light tubes all come crashing down. The rest of the team of course ran away without helping Jay, who was stood there covered in the remains of the civic halls ceiling. It was such a surreal moment and all of us were in pieces laughing!
It was like something out of a Godzilla movie, the light flickered twice then the ceiling crashed through!
But that's just an example of the sort of random stories that take place travelling around the world and as an ambassador of DS, I look forward to sharing some of these stories with you as well as nutritional advice I pick up or find essential to my career.
I’m really looking forwards to sharing my experiences along the way and if you have any questions for me, feel free to interact with me on my socials! :-)
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