By Sean Orleans
Folks, wrestling returns to the South Broadway Athletic Club this Saturday night, August 10! Your MMWA Heavyweight Champion, Brandon Espinosa, will be in action, as well as Ace Hawkins, Big Dave Osborne, Lynn Mephisto and Gary Jackson, among others.
Saturday’s card will be significant as it will mark the MMWA debut of newcomer Da’Marius Jones! He’s bringing his enthusiasm and zest for competition to the ring at South Broadway to tussle with the “Best in the Midwest!” In anticipation of his debut, I reached out to young Da’Marius for an interview and we’ve got a brief transcription of it below.
Q: Let’s start this off nice and easy. Who was your favorite wrestler growing up?
A: Chris Jericho is my favorite; best on the mic and best in the ring.
Q: Favorite match growing up?
A: My favorite match growing up was the ‘I Quit’ Match between Rock and Mankind at the 1999 Royal Rumble.
Q: What about The Rock-Mankind I QUIT MATCH appealed to you? What made it #1 for Da’Marius?
A: The sheer brutality that both men endured for the championship. Gotta respect that.
Q: Where have you been training and for how long?
A: Been training since April and I was going to Florida to train before I got in contact with MMWA and South Broadway.
Q: You once told me about how you survived a car accident and showed me pics of your smashed up ride. Tell the readers about that.
A: One month into training (May) I was involved in a bad car crash. On a rainy night I was headed to work in my Trans Am. I spun out of control and hit a wall on the highway. I managed to get my car off the road and I attempted to make it back to the side of the car as a semi-truck sped by. It hit my car and knocked it into me. I went flying off the highway and landed in the grass and was taken away to the hospital. Still came in to train a few days later, though…
Q: You got a finisher?
A: It’s a leaping inverted facebuster I call ‘The Upriser.’
Q: What’s your immediate goal? Where do you want to be in 12 months?
A: In 12 months, I will be MMWA Heavyweight Champion and hopefully won’t have any broken bones to show for it.
Q: Where can people find you on Twitter?
A: You can find me on Twitter @realdamarius.