January 4, 2000|
MJLmike312: 1. Who trained you?
JimmyJRef: A man by the named of Joe Ortega
trained me in Holland, MI. Joe, wrestling under the
name El Tejano, was trained by Joe Lothario and has
been wrestling for over 20 years; I thought it was very
well worth while
MJLmike312: 2. When did El Tejano begin to train
JimmyJRef: Well, I started in early March of 1999.
I started as training to become a referee. After not
long of that, I was pretty descently trained. I then
went to train as a wrestler with him. Basically, he
trained me from March of 1999 to August of 1999.
MJLmike312: 3. Who inspired you to Ref/Wrestle?
JimmyJRef: With out a doubt, Mick Foley was the
guy that I looked at that really made me want to be in
this business. After I started out, my inspiration came
from a great indy wrestler named Mike Quackenbush.
He said, "Everyone is going to tell you that you can't
do it. Put that out of your head immediately; don't
dwell on it, don't even give it a second thought. You
are only limited by yourself. Be persistent, and be true
to your dream." That's basically what I live by in
MJLmike312: 4. Who's your favorite Indy Star, and
who is your favorite Big Three Star? and can they be
compared to each other?
JimmyJRef: Most of my favorite wrestlers are from
the indys. One of my favorite in wrestlers in Delicious
Devon Daniels, who works in the Ohio area. My
favorite Big Three wrestler is Old School Steve
Corino. The reason I like both of those guys is the
way they work the croud. For those guys, it seems
their main concern is too piss off the crowd and be
entertaining at the same time. Ya gotta love that.
MJLmike312: 5. Do you ever see yourself in the big
three, and if you do, which fed would you rather be
JimmyJRef: I honestly have no idea. I guess my goal
in this business isn't to get to one of the Big 3, although
it would be nice. I'd like to work in ECW. That
would be an honor because when you're with them,
you're with all the hardest working guys in the
business. That;s something I respect.
MJLmike312: 6. Is there anyone in the indy scene
you dislike or hate? if so why?
JimmyJRef: Nobody that I hate. I suppose that
there are various guys I haven't liked too much at
some point. Nobody I really dislike. It just bothers
me when wrestlers take themselves too seriously.
When you're out there wrestling it's to have fun and
entertain other people. When people put their own
ego ahead of that, it bothers me. Something like that
would have me lose respect for a wrestler
MJLmike312: 8. Toughest opponent?
JimmyJRef: Ummm... That's always a hard question.
There's a guy by the name of Gorgeous Gavin Starr
who I have wreslted twice, a third time upcoming on
February 6th as a matter of fact. I got my first win
ever over him. The second time we wrestled he really
beat me good. He's a great competitor and I'm
looking forward to wrestling him in a month.
MJLmike312: 9. who is the hardest worker in
michigan in your opinion?
JimmyJRef: That's a good question. I've never given
it much thought. I really dont know for sure because
so many of the guys work so hard. A wrestler I've
tagged with and wrestled before by the name of the
Blitzkrieg Kid, he works very hard. He's the kind of
guy you'll never hear say, "I'm not feeling great today,
so I'm just going to take it easy in the ring." He gives
it EVERYTHING he's got every time.
MJLmike312: 10. Finally the toughest question of
them all...BOXERS OR BRIEFS?
JimmyJRef: Actually boxers, even when I'm
wrestling which is just strange. Some guys go bare in
the ring; most guys where briefs in the ring. I might be
one of the only guys who wrestles in boxers.
MJLmike312: Would you like to plug anything ?
JimmyJRef: Yeah, visit my site at
http://www.angelfire.com/mi2/jimmyjacobs Also, go
to indy shows and let yourself go. Cheer the good
guys and boo the bad guys. Also, to quote The
Rocky Horror Picture Show my favorite movie ever,
don't dream it, be it. It's not enough to want
something. You've got to f'n do it.
MJLmike312: Thank you for spending your time
with me today.
JimmyJRef: Sure. No problem
JimmyJRef: Thanks for having me:-)