Crusher Curtis

In which city do you live?
I live in Southampton but Im originally from Aldershot.

How long have you been in the business?
I started training around 2013 with my first involvement in a match on November that year.

What inspired you want to get into the business?
A friend of mine James Kenna who wrestles under the name Mighty Oak suggested it when I was doing Judo one night. I’d never met him before but we were both doing Judo and he said “Do you like watching wrestling?” I said “Yes but back in the day.” Then he suggested a local wrestling school that he trained at and the rest Is history.

Where did you learn to wrestle?
I went to the Revolution Pro Wrestling school in Portsmouth run by Andy Simmonz and Andy Quildan. They were so welcoming it was AWESOME!

What are your signature moves and/or your finishers?
I’m a big guy so I love using a lot of suplexes, power moves and I’ve got to get in a choke slam as my choke slam is pretty sweet! My finisher from day 1 has always been the Vader Bomb! No one has EVER kicked out of that!

What promotions have you wrestled for?
I’ve been blessed to work for many promotions. Off of the top of my head they are Rev Pro, All Star, Premier Promotions, Fight Nation, Wardust, Suplex Wrestling, Wrestle Force, SFW, ACW and Im sure I’ve missed some. Nowadays how ever Im currently wrestling almost exclusively for LDN as they have an enormous amount of shows on per month and I’m also the LDN heavyweight champion.

What injuries have you sustained?
I’ve been very lucky due to my Judo back ground and common sense that I’ve been able to stay relatively injury free minus the common aches and pains.

Are you a face or a heel?
I’m always a heel due to my size and look but I love doing comedy wrestling so I try to add that in but as a heel its a tad hard.

What style(s) do you do?
I’m a big power house wrestler so I love to grab, lift and throw but Im also very agile so don’t be surprised if I flip, tumble and move at a fast pace.

What’s your entrance music?
When I first started it was Five Finger Death Punch with Don’t Call It A Come Back. Now music is custom done by Hot Tag Media Works and it’s everything I could’ve wanted for in an intro music including being introduced at the beginning by my favourite wrestler the legend himself Vader!

Tell us about your first and/or your most memorable match.
My first match I was in a tag with my pal Mighty Oak against Danny Driscoll and Justin Starr for All Star Wrestling at Butlins in Bognor. It was an awesome match for my first time out and both Justin and Danny were amazing in helping me out. I will never forget how nice they were to someone so green!

Who would you like to wrestle in the business? Why?
I would love to wrestle Vader before he retires for good as he’s a great guy and my favourite wrestler of all time! I base my wrestling moves on him so it would be amazing if we got to slug it out and I got to wrestle my hero!

What are the largest and smallest crowds you’ve ever wrestled for?
Largest was around 1500 in Selsey holiday park for Rev Pro and the smallest was probably Basingstoke for Wrestle Force which was around 30. Regardless of the size of the audience I always put in 100%!

What do your friends and family think of you wrestling?
My friends and family love that I wrestle and always come to the local shows because they are all wrestling fans!

If you could change anything about indy wrestling or how people perceive pro wrestling, what would you change and why?
I would change the negativity with people slating wrestlers over social media when the people doing the criticising have ZERO wrestling experience apart from watching it on the telly!

What advice would you give others just starting out in the business?
Train at a wrestling training school with an experienced teacher and don’t be frustrated if you don’t get it straight away. Learn the basics and the rest will follow and make sure you go down the gym because it’s important to look like a wrestler also.

What’s the best advice anyone in the business has given you?
Andy Quildan from RPW said to me in a lesson 1 day “If you’re a face get down the gym. If you’re a heel get down the pie shop!” Great advice and I did both!

What do you want to be known for in the business?
A trustworthy guy who puts on a great show but always has a laugh!

What would life be like for you if you didn’t make it into the WWE?
At 37 years old my chances are remote so Im happy on the indy scene always working always improving but if the WWE did come a knocking Im ready 24/7!

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