Keegan Brettle

In which city do you live?
Sydney, Australia

How long have you been in the business?
September 2013 I started training.

What inspired you want to get into the business?
Ever since I was 5 or 6 years old I loved wrestling its always been such a big part of my life and I have always wanted to do it. In fact its my whole life, my friends, family, jobs, girlfriend all works around wrestling. I think seeing the guys on TV doing it as a kid gave me the crazy idea that maybe one day I could do it and after getting out to the local indy shows here in Australia I thought I’d give it a good crack!

Where did you learn to wrestle?
The Australian Pro Wrestling Gym

What are your signature moves and/or your finishers?
My finisher is the Keegzy Hangover (Lightning Spiral) and my signature moves are the sharpshooter, TKO, K-bone suplex and I pop out the Frogga Dogga (Frog Splash) on big occasions!

What promotions have you wrestled for?
My home feds are International Wrestling Australia and Australian Pro Wrestling Gym but I have worked all over Australia in almost every state except Adelaide for companies including Australian Wrestling Alliance, Wrestling GO!, Gippsland Pro Wrestling, Championship Wrestling Australia, Blue Mountains Pro Wrestling, Hunter Valley Wrestling, Newcastle Pro Wrestling, Venom Pro Wrestling, Tasmania Championship Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Goulburn, Insane Championship Wrestling, All Action Wrestling, Australian Wrestling Entertainment, North Coast Pro Wrestling, MMRS Pro Wrestling and a few companies in the USA including Underground Empire Wrestling, Orange County Championship Wrestling, Baja Stars USA, Real International Wrestling and AIWA in Lynwood. I have also worked lots of Charity shows and Agricultural/Festival shows all over Australia and a few in the States.

What injuries have you sustained?
No serious injuries but I banged up both of my knees pretty bad in my first year I just worked through it and now I wrestle alot smarter!

Are you a face or a heel?

Both! Depends on who I’m wrestling and if I like them or not!

What style(s) do you do?

I got my own style I like to call it the wildstyle!

What’s your entrance music? Why did you choose it?

Hit em high – B-Reak, Method man, Busta Rhymes and LL Cool J/Let me clear my throat – Kool G Rap. I come out to both these songs because they get me in the zone wether I need to get hyped or get in my zone these songs help me focus on the task ahead.

Tell us about your first and/or your most memorable match.
I have had over 200 matches and I cant nail one match thats my most memorable. Two special ones were the times I won the IWA Tran Tasman Title from Paris in Forster, NSW and winning the APWG Shield from my assistant trainer Diego in Bondi, NSW. They meant alot because it meant I had worked hard to hold those two titles that I felt like I had earned. I have a long way to go and I have much more to accomplish but it is a nice feeling to know my hard work pays off in those moments and people believe in me. My first match was on the first ever APWG VIP Show in the first match on the card against a good mate of mine who was also debuting, Kasai. I felt like I was about to vomit beforehand I was so nervous!

Who would you like to wrestle in the business? Why?
I’d like to wrestle alot more international superstars. Guys who have had that experience in the big time who could teach me little things that make you better. Guys that look like they could work in their sleep. Lots of guys who worked in the WWE now run around on the indy scene and I’d love to get in there with lots of them and soak up all their knowledge.

What do your friends and family think of you wrestling? All my friends are now wrestlers!
I don’t really hangout with anyone else anymore. My family aren’t into wrestling but they know I have grown up with it so they have always kind of been around it too so they are used to me putting it first.

If you could change anything about indy wrestling or how people perceive pro wrestling, what would you change and why?
I do wish more people would get invested and come out to the shows. Whenever its someones first time they leave saying how much they have enjoyed it, if everyone gave it a good crack I think we would get much larger crowds because what we do is so entertaining and special compared to anything else.

What advice would you give others just starting out in the business?
Make every training session, ring crew, seminar and match. Never miss a date.

What’s the best advice anyone in the business has given you?
You can have the moves, the look, the gear but if you can’t connect with the crowd you aren’t doing a good job. That connection with the crowd is more important then anything. Be vocal, be charismatic and get over yourself and your opponent.

What are the largest and the smallest crowds you’ve ever wrestled for?
Largest would be about 800 people, smallest would be about 5 people at a festival show.

What do you want to be known for in the business?
I want people to remember me. I want little kids to grow up and remember the times they went to local shows and met me and we connected and how I entertained people and did a great job in the ring. I always remember things that stuck out to me as a kid so I’d like to be remembered for just putting my all into wrestling.

What would life be like for you if you didn’t make it into the WWE?
Thats the main goal for everyone including myself. I will hustle until I make it there. If not, I’d like to keep pushing myself to the limit and see how far I can go with Pro Wrestling. I am very confident with myself and hope to do great things and put on great matches for a long long time.

Social Media Info

Instagram: @keegzyb16
Twitter: @keegzyb16
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kingkeegz

Match Links

Keegan Brettle VS Turkish Delight | Singles Match | UWF Charity Cup Invitational
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Keegan Brettle VS Turkish Delight in a Singles Match.

Keegan vs Kasai @ Venom Pro Wrestling

Picture Credits

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