I was born and raised in the city of the great American Buffalo Bills Football team in Buffalo, New York. I was born deaf since birth. While growing up in high school, I attended St. Mary’s School for the Deaf in Buffalo, New York, I was co-captain of the varsity soccer, basketball, and track & field teams.
What got you into wrestling?
Really, I grew up enjoying wrestling. It first started when I took up backyard wrestling when I was a kid. I always had goals of becoming a wrestler and a chef. I just love being active. I love showing people what my abilities are and that I have no limits. I made the decision to take on some legitimate training with both Empire State Wrestling (locally) and Dynasty Wrestling Organization in Providence, Rhode Island. I made my first professional debut in 2010.
What your best memory of wrestling so far?
My fondest memories is when I was in Japan. I made my international wrestling debut in 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. My first travel out of country in Japan for wrestling on November 26, 2011, I performed for the 5TH Annual Touroumon Japan Pro Wrestling and battle with deaf Japanese wrestler Sawaterio. I went on to defend the Dragon Max title for 12 months.
On November 10, 2012, at the MATA Expo Wrestling Show in Ontario, California, where my most notable match with Sean Midnight. Getting involved in a great rival against the Deaf British wrestler Sean Midnight and appearance in competing in a 20 MAN Top-The-Rope Battle Royal, a match that was being watched by 6,500 people!
I attended wrestling training seminar with TNA Impact Robbie E at Empire State Wrestling in 2011. I wrestled competitively in Japan and on the West Coast. Wrestled in a Battle Royal at the 2012 Cauliflower Alley Club in Las Vegas, where several legend praised my dedication and enthusiasm. I battled with Brian Blair who is a WWF Killer Bees wrestling star with Sebastian Ice. We were fighting and have fallen out, and we have heat..then it sets up things for us in the future.
Who or what inspires you and why?
Growing up I love Hulk Hogan. I looked up to him and I think he is a true hero.
What are your future plans?
I am trying to become a benefactor for the deaf community by creating the Deaf Wrestling Alliance in 2010 and working daily to expand it and outreaching as far as possible. We are coming to events and expos, in which, we can inspire deaf people all around the world and USA to learn about wrestling. I can train people and can train people who want to become more involved. Our goal for Deaf Wrestling Alliance is to have it run by deaf people and to fly wrestlers all over the world!
Completely Silly Random Questions:
I want travel to China because I love Chinese cuisine foods!
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
If Hollywood make a movie about my life. I would like to see Matt “The Hammer” Hamill play the lead role as Silent Warrior. Matt was a wrestler and same as my height and weight.
You have the choice to live with a gorilla who knows sign language or a dog who sings lullabies, which do you choose?
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Deaf Can Do!
If The Rock and Hulk Hogan got into a fight who’d win?
I take a hat off to Hulk Hogan.
The ten questions Lipton asks are:
What is your favorite word?
Don’t ever give up. Follow your dreams. You are capable of anything and let no-one tell you otherwise. Never be put down by others, prove them wrong. Use this to make you work harder.
What is your least favorite word?
And really, who doubt me?
I’m ready to roll my sleeve up and show the world what deaf can do in regards to the sport of wrestling.
If people think that I can’t do something. I am for the opposite of that. I CAN!
What turns you on?
What turns you off?
What sound or noise do you love?
What sound or noise do you hate?
Wearing hearing aid on me.
What is your favorite curse word?
Don’t make me mad, you will hate me when I’m angry!
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I hope to educate Vincent McMahon and company on those points “When I make it to WWE”
What profession would you not like to do?
Any profession where people do pity me.
If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Welcome to the Kingdom of Heaven and wear a mask!
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