Jimmy Rave, Wrestler: 13th
Man Australia interviews one of wrestlings brightest
new stars, Jimmy Rave (James Smith), as we explore
the world of pro wrestling.
grew up in Marietta, GA and went to Sprayberry High
School (same school as Buff Bagwell). I played football
for two years and amateur wrestled for a year. But
my mine focus was baseball. I played baseball since
I was 5 years old until the I started training to
be a Pro Wrestler. After that point I focused all
my attention to this sport.
why and when did you get involved in wrestling?
have always loved wrestling, I've watched it since
I can remember. One day, I was 15, I was looking on
the internet for wrestling schools. I came across
a ref name John Johnson, he introduced me to Murder
One. After that I was on the track to making a dream
of mine come true.
did your folks and friends say?
simply put it everyone thought it was a dumb idea.
But this is my life, my career and most of all my
has been the most memorable experiences of the wrestling
business for you?
have been so many it would take for every to tell
you. Wrestling on NWA TNA's PPV has been huge accomplishment
for me. I always have fun wrestling in Viking Hall
or anywhere in Philly for that matter. It's a great
city for wrestling and the fans make you feel welcomed
and appreciated. And winning the NWA World Junior
Heavyweight Title was a great experience. In this
sport everyday is a memorable experience for me.
have your wrestled?
Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina,
Kentucky, Philly and many more...
promotions have you wrestled for?
Wildside, NWA Florida, NWA TNA, NWA Main Event, NWA
Battlezone, USA Championship Wrestling, Ring of Honor,
Combat Zone Wrestling, IWA Mid South, IPW, NAWA ...
just to name a few.
a few funny stories from the road or the locker rooms?
along with Dan "The Dragon" Wilson's interview,
Sal Rinauro is the funniest guy in the world. Jason
Cross, Sal, Tank and Myself were coming back from
Philly after the CZW "Best of the Best"
show. We stop at this Wendy's because Cross keeps
whinning about a milk shake. We order it and pull
up to the window and no one is in sight. So Sal hides
under the drive through window and when the girl finally
comes to give us the milk shake .... Sal screams "HEEEEEYYYYYYYYY"!!!!
The girl freaks and runs, it was classic.
injuries have your suffered?
ankle, Broken wrist, dislocated thumb and a concussion.
do you work out a match?
on who I'm wrestling and where we are at. I love mat
wrestling and technical wrestling.
is the largest and smallest crowd you have performed
I think 15 people and the largest between 1500-2000
at TNA .
Lights Bomb or a Spinning Head Scissors to a Crossface
have been your favorite feuds and why?
Sexton because it was a pure wrestling feud and he's
my best friend so we didn't hold back much. I also
loved my feud with JC Dazz we did some good stuff.
He ran me over with a car, he had a killer ladder
match and we just have a chemistry in the ring that
I haven't found with anyone else.
do you do to relax?
your motto and promo?
let my wrestling do the talking!
else should we know about you?
can keep up Jimmy Rave on www.JimmyRave.tk
... Thanks for all your time!
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