In which city do you live?
How long have you been in the business?
What inspired you want to get into the business?
I grew up watching wrestling, and always wanted to be a part of it. I loved the personalities, promos, matches, I’ve always wanted to be on that stage.
Where did you learn to wrestle?
I trained with Xavier Justice, and polished up at The House of Truth
What are your signature moves and/or your finishers?
Top rope double stomp, head kick into a sweep, head scissor into an arm bar, forearm/boot/cannonball corner combo, spinning neckbreaker into a gourd buster
What promotions have you wrestled for?
Impact, Ring of Honor, Chikara, Glory Pro, BCW, XICW, Superkick’d, WAR, just to name a few
What injuries have you sustained?
Broken nose, broken metacarpals, broken metatarsal
Are you a face or a heel?
Whatever the situation calls for
What style(s) do you do?
I’m a striker and submission guy.
What’s your entrance music? Why did you choose it?
I use Tough Luv by Young Gunz. Kicks in at a good time, and gets me pumped on my way to the ring
What do your friends and family think of you wrestling?
My friends think it’s cool, but it’s hard on my wife. I’m gone a lot.
If you could change anything about indy wrestling or how people perceive pro wrestling, what would you change and why?
I wish people would realize how tough this business can be. A lot of people view it as the red headed step child of sports and or entertainment. It’s such a great mix of art, sports, and entertainment. We put our bodies, our outside lives, everything on the line just to get a chance to shine. It’s one of the greatest things in the world. I wish everyone else saw it that way too.
What’s the best advice anyone in the business has given you?
“Believe in yourself, and what you’re doing, or else others won’t.” You have to go out there and become whoever you’re trying to be. To me, it’s not about “playing” pro wrestler. It’s about BEING a pro wrestler. I want the world to believe in Hakim Zane so that means I need to as well.
What do you want to be known for in the business?
Being one of the good ones. I believe in my talent. Whether it’s in the ring, on the mic, or my personality alone. I hope others can recognize my talent and jump on board. I’m not going away any time soon.
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