Q&A with Cueball
NEI: Where did you first start out in
Wrestling and whom did you train with? What organizations did you start out in?
Cueball: Started training in May of 2000
at Killer Kowalski's. I trained with fellow Indy workers such as Slyk (who helped me out
allot), John Walters, Vince Vicallo, Arch Kincaid, Jaimie Pain, Nemesis, and Mike Hollow.
My first show was Killer Kowalski's All Pro Wrestling at Assumption College. From there it
was Primal Conflict, then Chaotic, then pretty much everywhere else.
NEI: Primal Conflict was certainly an
attention getter in the New England region. How would you reflect on your experiences with
Cueball: Loved It! They gave a new guy a
chance, who would of thought that I would be on the same show as Tommy Dreamer, New Jack,
Kronus, Balls Mahoney so early on in my career. Oh I forgot Bilvis Welsey who I later
worked. In a nutshell, Primal had a GOOD product to a target audience but had BAD
|NEI: Having worked early in
your career for Primal Conflict, what is your opinion of hardcore Wrestling, what is often
referred to as garbage Wrestling?
When done right, it's amazing to watch. Guys like New Jack, Balls Mahoney, Sabu, Sandman,
Dreamer, Mick Foley, Terry Funk, made hardcore wrestling enjoyable to watch.
NEI: Who is "Cueball" and where
did the gimmick come from?
Cueball: Cueball is an arrogant, pompous,
wise-ass brawler. The gimmick came from being called a ball buster, and I thought that
persona could be a great character in professional wrestling. So wheels were turning, and
a Cueball (billiards ball) came to my head, and it seemed perfect.
NEI: What do you hope to accomplish in
your Wrestling career?
Cueball: To have my shining moment at
NEI: What has been your most negative
experience since getting into Pro Wrestling? Positive?
Cueball: Negative experience, hmmm rumors
seem to follow everywhere Cueball goes, and those rumors are false (i.e. Cueball is dating
Ariel- completely false). As far as positive experience, being backstage at a WWE Raw show
and just thinking to myself "WOW, I can't believe how close I am to Trish
NEI: Do you see yourself ever being
anyone other than "Cueball", or is that who you are in the ring?
Cueball: Cueball seems to fit me well,
don't see that changing for now. I have many ideas as to where this Cueball gimmick can
|NEI: In recent months you
have worked as one half of the EWA Tag Team know as the "Odd Couple" in a
seemingly love hate relationship with partner "Flash" Nick McKenna. How do you
feel about incorporating humor and a certain degree of slapstick to your brooding heel
Cueball: Funny thing is it
has been coming off pretty well with the crowd response. The audience seems to enjoy it.
It worked for the Rock N' Sock Connection, but I'm not comparing the Odd Couple to them.
"Flash" and mine personalities seemed to work with each other. Do I think the
Odd Couple will be around for awhile, most likely not, Cueball has very little tolerance
NEI: Many of your Kowalski alumni work
for Chaotic Wrestling. How come you have had no involvement with this promotion?
Cueball: I worked in the past when
contracts were around in the early days of CW. Hard to explain because it involves a lot
of politics involving Wrestling schools but that might soon change.
NEI: An urban myth that made its way
through New England Wrestling at record speed was that of you striking a fan, who was a
host of a public access show, at an event at the PAL. How would you reflect on such
Cueball: It's a long story but in a
nutshell I was backstabbed. Do I regret what happened that night? NO! Did I hit a fan? NO!
Videotapes don't lie.
NEI: So what's the truth of the rumor?
Cueball: No I did not strike a fan. Just
young weezers who degrade my character because they thought that I was associated with
their rival cable access show.
NEI: Why do you wrestle? What about it
keeps you passionate?
Cueball: I love wrestling, everything
about it! When you dream about something each and every night, and it has been the only
goal you wish to accomplish in life, then that's what I consider passion.
NEI: I thought one of your best
performances was against Adam Booker for the EWA Heavyweight Championship in Southbridge,
MA. Your work in that match should be the measuring stick for what makes a good heel. What
is your personal favorite moment thus far?
Cueball: Thanks, I quite enjoyed that
match considering that was the last match Adam Booker had before having wrist surgery.
Personal favorite moment, hmmm working with Combat Zone's Rukkus Oct 4th in PCW's BACK IN
JACK was exciting, but there was a moment in the ring where I was speechless and caught
off guard. That was the night Flash Nick McKenna and I won the EWA tag team titles. In the
final match to determine the champions, before I entered the ring to face Brian Black,
There was a HUGE "Cueball" chant! It was shocking and I appreciated it greatly!
NEI: If you didn't wrestle, what else
would you do?
Cueball: If I wasn't wrestling, I would
have probably finished my college education and got my Bachelor's in Marketing, and been
working for the top advertising firm in the country.
NEI: Are you any good at playing pool?