1) How did you 1st get into wrestling?
Who trained you?
After my first year of playing college
football, I realized that my career
was going nowhere. The summer after
my freshman year in college I stopped
football and enrolled at the Steel Domain
Training Center in Chicago, IL. I was
trained by Ace Steel and Danny Dominion.
2) How old were you when you first
wanted to wrestle? Who were your heroes
I remember wanting to wrestle ever
since I was a fan. I can recall my first
match at the age of 3. I still remember
being in Jr. Highschool and researching
wrestling schools and telling my parents
my plans of graduating HS and then going
onto wrestling school.
3) Describe to those who are unaware,
what Colt Cabana is all about
Colt Cabana is a Midwest wrestler who's
tried to make a name for himself by
wrestling whereever, whenever. I enjoy
being a babyface and I'm a goofball.
When it's time to enter the ring though,
I'm all business.
4) Do you take any of your style
of wrestling & base it off workers
that you grew up admiring? Describe
your style of wrestling to those unaware.
Colt Cabana is a modern day professional
wrestler. I'm a worker. I'm a student
of the sport and understand what I'm
doing in the ring and why. I like to
describe myself as a HeavyLieghtweight.
I'm 6'1" 238lbs and I enjoy wrestling
a fastpaced match using all different
aspects from the wrestling world. My
style has definitly been influenced.
You can't pinpoint it on one particular
person though. When I first started
traveling the roads, I would travel
w/ vets Danny Dominion, Ace Steel, &
Adam Pearce. I usually say that if you
take the best assets of all 3, then
you got Colt Cabana.
5) You have competed in a number
of tournaments, can you give us your
JCW J-Cup, IWC Super Indy, IWA MIdsotuh
Sweet Science 16, MCW T-3 Tag Team Tournament
JCW: 3.0 was their best to date. Tremendous
talent rounded up in one tournament.
I think I represented the Midwest well,
but look forward to next year where
I can really do some damage.
IWC: The SuperIndy tournament was for
a vacant belt, but I think it could
become the number one tournament in
the Pittsburgh area. I enjoyed my match
w/ Christopher Daniels who went on to
the finals. IWC is a great promotion
that should get a lot more recognition.
IWA MS SS16: Who knew IWA would have
a scientific tournament. It's gotten
better each year and is supposed to
be off the hook for '02. IWA always
produces a great product, so don't be
suprised when SS16 produces a couple
MCW T-3: I was fortunate to make it
to the finals this year w/ BJ Whitmer
of Noah fame. It's a hard concept, but
MCW really made this one work. I look
forward to seeing where each one goes
6) You have competed in a number
of top tie indy promotion, including
3PW & IWA Mid South, a homebase
for you, comments on the promotions?
I do enjoy wrestling for the best promotions
and the best promoters. Indy wrestlers
aren't getting rich doing this. So if
a promoter is packing the place and
has a great mind for wrestling, it makes
wrestling for a promotion that much
better. IWC in Pittsburgh, MCW in Chicago,
and IWA MS are all great places I enjoy
wrestling at. Also MAW, IWF, JCW, and
all others are always a blast to wrestle
7) Any strange fan enocunters to
share with USA! Indy?
I guess some gay guy from Ireland was
hitting on me in Philly and I had no
clue until Alison Danger smartened me
up. I had like a great 20 minute talk
w/ the guy and I thought he was just
shootin the shit w/ me. That was kinda
8) A strange travel story to share
with USA! Indy?
Punk and I were on a plane w/ Marion
9) What has been your favorite match?
Who do you like working with the most?
Toughest oppponent to date?
I really don't have a Favorite match,
nor will I ever have one. CM Punk and
I broke in together, made our names
together, and beat'n the shit out of
each other together. It's always a blast
w/ the Punker. I've also loved wrestling
w/ Tracey Smothers, Chris Daniels, Chris
Hero, AJ Styles, Ace Steel and a handload
of others. Whenever you get someone
in the ring w/ you that you know "can
go", it's always a blast to go
all out and give the people something
10) Outside of wrestling, what are
your hobbies? What do you do?
I just graduated college so I'm kinda
filling the days w/ odd jobs lookin
for a fulltime gig. I'm always at the
gym and I try to stay active. I'm a
huge mark for movies and The Simpsons
11) What is your ultimate goal in
To have a steady income and when I
have children, be able to send them
to college w/ money I've made in the
12) Anywhere in the country that
you would like to work, other than WWE?
I would love to go to Mexico and really
really learn Lucha Libre. I think a
big guy like me flying around would
really get over. I'd also like to go
to Japan, but wouldn't we all. Just
being able to travel the country and
wrestling at the same time would really
be a dream come true.
13) Do you currently watch the WWE
product? Thoughts on the current product.
I watch it when I can. I don't watch
religously, but If I'm home and it's
on, I'll turn it on. My thoughts: That's
where we all want to be so whether ratings
are up or down, they're still the best.
I always wish they'd put more 10-12
minute matches on TV, but i've noticed
they've started to do that a little
which is nice.
14) What are your thoughts on various
promotions trying to vie for the # 2
spot? WWA, XWF, NWA:TNA?
I think they should give me a job.
15) Your thoughts on the current
state of independents & Midwest
The indies will be the indies. The cream
will always rise to the top. Also, the
grass is always greener on the other
side. I could tell you the Midwest blows
and out East or West is the place to
be. They're all just the same, but you
always want what you can't have. Some
of us are trying our best to put the
Midwest back on the map for independent
pro wrestling. Doing it one show at
16) You have worked a number of
matches with CM Punk, many consider
your feud to be some of the best matches
the indies have to offer, thoughts on
your fellow competitor?
I really believe that we bring the
best out of each other. We're pure wrestlers.
Sure we can get spotty and sure we can
off-focused a little, but it tends to
be magic when Punk and I are put together.
I think Punk is one hell of a wrestler.
He's a very talented individual and
the future will be as bright as he makes
17) You have the distinct advantage
of wrestling both Heavyweight &
cruiserweight styles, Which do you prefer
It really depends on the mood. If I'm
w/ a heavywieght, I'll be the one flying
around. If I'm w/ a cruiser, I got to
toss people around. I think I personally
like working w/ the guys that just wanna
go all out and are hell bent on having
a good/fun match.
18) What would be a dream match
in your book?
Ace Steel vs. Bruno Samartino.
19) What is you advice for those
currently trying to get into pro wrestling
making it as a high flier?
I see way too many guys going in there
and spot, spot, spot, almost kill yourself,
spot spot spot. I don't think I went
off the top rope for my first 9 months
in the business. Learn your basics and
get GOOD training. The highflying only
needs to be put in, in specific parts
of your match. The rest of the match
has to be filled in and if you suck
at everything else, your match will
look like shit. Know your basics and
know them well.
20) Any Final Words? A Colt Cabana
Motto for all to live by?
Go to www.coltcabana.com Buy my Best
of Tape, it's good!!! Help support your
local or non-local independent wrestling.
We're the stars of the future, today.
If your in the area,
be sure to check out Colt Cabana on
IWA MS Indianapolis,
IN 8/2 TBA
IWA MS Clarksville, IN 8/3 TBA
MAW Big Bend, WI 8/10 Cru Jones
IWC Pittsburgh, PA 8/17 Shirley Doe
Revolution Pro Los Angeles, CA 8/21
MCW Streamwood, IL 8/24 TBA
MAW Big Bend, WI 8/31 Midwest Invitational
MAW Big Bend, WI 9/1 Sunday Bloody Sunday
MCW Chicago, IL 9/5 TBA
IWA Midsouth Clarksville, IN 9/6 Sweet
Science 16 2002
IWA Midsouth Clarksville, IN 9/7 Sweet
Science 16 2002
JCW Elizabeth, NJ 9/21 Reckless Youth
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