Name: Steve The Turtle Weiner
Hometown: The Dockside Of Providence Rhode Island, USA
1. At what age did you become a wrestling fan?
I became a fan Of pro wrestling t the age of 8.
2. Who was your favorite wrestler growing up?
I would have to say The Bushwhackers, Bret The Hit man Hart, The Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, to list just a few. Now a days I like to follow the independent scene.
3. At what point in your life did you decide to try and make it in professional wrestling?
After seeing Jay Briscoe Vs The American Dragon Bryan Danielson (WWE’s Daniel Bryan) at Ring Of Honor’s Final Battle 2003.
4. What made you come up with the gimmick the you have?
Ahahahah funny story truth is when I started training I did not know that you were suppose to wear under trunks underneath your singlet. When I went to class one day, one of my trainers pointed it out to me by saying “Wow! look at the turtle on that guy!” It was my trainer Brutal Bob Evans who helped me evolve it and that’s been me ever since.
5. What is your proudest achievement in your wrestling career so far?
Would have to say my top 5 in no order- 1. Debuting for CHIKARA, 2. Competing in the 6th YLC Tournament, 3. Becoming apart of the Beyond Wrestling roster, 4. Winning my 1st championship in my home state and 5. Wrestling on my birthday and getting to sing Journey’s “Lights” after the match and yes the entire match is up on Youtube Here:
Honorable mentions also include working backstage for ROH as well as making a Where’s Waldo type of appearence for them. Also facing Buddy Ramano, WWE’s Luke Harper before he was called up and working in the famous ECW arena twice.
6. Who do you enjoy working with most?
I would have to say ANYONE in the Beyond Wrestling locker room and any one in the Chikara locker room. But to list one guy, hands down my favorite shell head The Juice JT Dunn. We have had some classics and I am still convinced that I was his 1st KO.
7. Who would you love to work with in the future?
Hands Down Top 5:
1. Mike Bennett
2. Eddie Kingston
3. Biff Busick
5. Anyone that Denver Colarado asks me to shell up and face.
Honorable mentions include more of JT DUNN, Drew Gulak and Chuck Taylor.
8. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
If they did not close down last June the CHIKARA Grand Champion. Hopefully doing some work for Ring Of Honor, the Beyond Wrestling points leader, I would love to work with Evolve Wrestling as well and to be healthy and close as possible and injury free.
9. What advice would you give others wanting to break into the wrestling business?
Take your time! Listen to your trainer, stay healthy, don’t drink and do drugs. Respect this sport.
10. What do you know of the wrestling scene in the United Kingdom?
I am starting to learn more about it each day. I love the old World Of Sport matches I find online. I love the wrestlers like Johnny Saint and Kung Fu. Plus I know a lot of people who have worked across the pond to point me in the right direction.
Its time to shell up and thank you for your time! You can purchase Steve The Turtle Weiner t-shirts from the following site:
Thank you Steve 🙂
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