Name: Angel Dust
Hometown: Lordstown, USA
1. How did you make your start in wrestling?
I always loved watching wrestling on TV as a child but growing up I didn’t know anything at all about independent wrestling. Once I found out about it on t.v one night I contacted J.T Lightning from Cleveland All Pro Wrestling and immediately wanted to start training. In November 2006 I started training J.T and Johnny Gargano along with help from Gregory Iron and Matthew Justice, and in February 2007 I had my first match against Barry Sagittarius for Wrestling All-Star Promotion.
2. Which female wrestlers influenced you to become a wrestler?
Growing up I was always more into watching the males wrestle. But I would definitely say that Trish Stratus, Jazz, and Lita were the major ladies I actually enjoyed and would watch as intently as the guys.
3. Who have you enjoyed working with in the ring so far?
So far I have had the pleasure of working with a lot of great people, male and female, I have learned so much and continue to learn all the time. I have always had some good matches with Jessicka Havok, she has helped me out so much and gave me a chance when a lot of other people wouldn’t. Sara Del Rey gave me a lot of advice and one of the best matches I’ve had so far. I also enjoyed working with Brittney Force, Tuff Tina and Allysin Kaye though I don’t get as much of an opportunity to step in the ring with any one of them as I used to. I also get to work with a lot of guys who always push me to strive to become better. Guys like Shawn Blaze, The Bouncer and Chase Aarons constantly remind me of how much I love this business and want to make myself and help others get better. Recently I had a match against Gregory Iron, who helped train me 7 years ago, and I would gladly step in the ring with him again in the future.
4. Who would you love to work with in the future?
I have gotten a chance to talk with and learn from Maria Kanellis, but never got the chance to work with her in the ring and hope I get to one day soon. Also with Mickie James all over the Indy’s I would like a chance to learn from her. But really I would love a chance to work with any female I can, I don’t always get to work with different girls so when I get the opportunity I take it.
5. What promotions have you most enjoyed working for?
I have had a lot of good opportunities for a lot of great places. I love working for Mega Championship wrestling and Absolute Intense Wrestling in Ohio, they are probably two of my favorite places to wrestle for. I just had an opportunity to work for Pro Wrestling Syndicate in New Jersey which is taking a major stride for women’s wrestling and I’m glad to be a part of it.
6. What promotions would you love to work for in the future?
I missed an opportunity a few years ago to work for Clash Wrestling in Michigan and would like to make up for that loss. Also I would like an opportunity to work for IWC in Pittsburgh and of course anywhere where I can learn from some of the great women of this business. But I am always looking for new places to work and learn from and expand my career.
7. Are you familiar at all with the UK wrestling scene?
I am not very familiar with wrestling in the UK, however I am slowly getting familiar and getting to learn of a lot of great promotions.
8. Are you familiar at all with any UK wrestlers?
I just recently met Mark Andrews, Pete Dunne, and Nikki Storm while they were in the states. Nikki Storm is definitely toward the top of my list of female workers I hope to step in the ring with soon. She has a great attitude and is very good.
9. Where in the world would you love to wrestle?
I would love a chance to go to the UK, I feel like I could learn a lot and meet a lot of people passionate about this business. Of course Japan is always on the list of places to go but I would be happy to travel anywhere, and learn from different areas of the world.
10. Where do you see your wrestling career in 5 years?
With some of the great female talent out there, I place myself along side a lot of them even though I may not be as well known. Of course, just like a lot of people, I would like a chance to work for the ‘big’ promotions, but I won’t have a problem traveling for all the great indy promotions and getting the chance to learn and help teach younger talent. But I’m willing to say that in 5 years I will be traveling more and will be better known than I am now, and most importantly I will still be doing what I love.