10 Questions With Chris Renfrew (@ChrisRenfrew1) By Craig Jarrett

10 Questions With Chris Renfrew (@ChrisRenfrew1) By Craig Jarrett

1 When did you decide to become involved in professional wrestling?

2004, was at a WWE house show and William Grange if I remember correctly handed me a flyer for a SCW show, I thought they have to train somewhere, found out where and went down.

2 Who is your wrestling hero that inspired you to become a wrestler yourself?

I don’t think anyone inspired me to be a wrestler per say though of course there are the dudes I looked up to and admire. Stone Cold Steve Austin is top of the list on the fact he was the man, he championed an era and was the bloke everyone wanted to be. I always admired Mr Perfect, Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels for what they could do in the ring, I always preferred the IC matches growing up to the World title matches. Mick Foley, Jake Roberts and Raven for their characters and promos. I take a lot of influence from movie characters and other pop culture.

3 When did you make your debut and were you nervous?

2004 down in Coventry for Midlands Pro Wrestling and fuck yeah was I nervous,it may only be a small indy show but your first show in front of paying customers. Big time nerves.

4 What is proudest achievement in wrestling so far?

Getting the nod from the fans and being voted 2011 ICW wrestler of they year was pretty sweet. Winning the tag titles with my best mate BT Gunn in front of 1000 people in Edinburgh was another high. Fear and Loathing 6 against the Gold Label for the fact that fued started in front of 30 people and 2 and a half years later we are here again in front of 1000 people is a highlight.

5 Who have you enjoyed working with the most?

BT Gunn with and against, the guy is an unbelievable talent and has to be one of the most underrated minds in Scottish wrestling today. Lionheart is another guy, he helped me elevate to another level and allowed me to get over with the ICW fans in a big way. In fact all of the Gold Label guys Red Lightning, Wolfgang and James Scott. Jimmy Havoc and myself have a good violent chemistry and produced a very unique match in 2012 with the Scottish rules match.

6 Who would you most like to work with in the future?

Rhyno, Sabu, The Summerian Death Squad, Dave Mastiff, El Ligero, Keith Myatt, everyone and anyone really I can learn something from.

7 Who on the UK scene do you think is underrated?

BT Gunn is definetly under-rated across the UK, carries a big name in Scotland but not so much in England. Stevie Xavier is the most under-rated wrestler around, he doesn’t have bad matches and everyone wants to work with him, he makes anyone look like they are ten times better than they are which is a huge plus to have. He definetly doesn’t get the credit he deserves. Wolfgang is another name, heel or face he hooks the crowd, bags of charisma and more agility than people half his size.

8 Why do you think the UK scene isn’t on TV besides the small stint on My Channel with ICW and UKW?

Money, pure and simple. It doesn’t have the money to sustain a TV show in the UK. Without advertising TV doesn’t make you jack shit, TV is on the way out anyway, I think the future lies in streaming, Netflix and so forth, Breaking Bad showed the market is there, I think UK wrestling has a future online rather than on TV.

9 Where do you see your wrestling career in 5 years time?

I’m happy here creating a scene here, I have no aspirations to go to the WWE but to be honest I don’t think that far ahead.

10  Who do you think is the best wrestler on the UK scene at this moment?

There are a few guys I consider the best in the UK. Mikey Whiplash is the complete package, technical, brawling, strong style, he can talk, overall the best wrestler in the ring. Johnny Moss to me is the definition of a pro wrestler, his presence alone is amazing. Hugely admire Johnny Moss. And of course Chris Fucking Renfrew, NAK 4 Life.

Thank you so much to Chris Renfrew for his time in doing this interview, you can follow him on Twitter under the handle @ChrisRenfrew1


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