Thursday, February 9, 2012
Interview with Ring of Honor's Cedrick Alexander
BW: How long have you been wrestling
CA: I HAVE BEEN WRESTLING SINCE JULY 17 2009, SO ALMOST 3 YEARS
BW: When did you realize this business was for you
CA: IVE LOVED WRESTLING SINCE I WAS ABOUT 5, BUT WHEN I MADE THE LEGIT CHOICE TO BE A WRESTLER I WAS 12
BW: Who were your favorites growing up and why?
CA: MY FAVORITES WERE RVD, JEFF HARDY, EDGE, SUPER CRAZY TAJIRI, REY MYSTERIO, JUVENTUDE GUERRERA, AJ STYLES, SAMOA JOE, CHRISTOPHER DANIELS, ESSA RIOS, CHRIS BENIOT, EDDIE GUERRERO, THE LIST GOES ON. I WAS SUCH A BIG FAN OF THESE GUYS AND OTHERS CAUSE IVE ALWAYS LOVED THAT HIGH RISK, HIGH ENERGY, HARD HITTING STYLE. IVE MODELED MYSELF AFTER THESE GUYS AND OTHERS CAUSE THEY PERSONIFIED TO ME EVERYTHING WRESTLING IS.
BW: What was the best advice you ever received about this business?
CA: FIND WAYS TO ENJOY YOUR WORK. IF YOU CANT HAVE FUN IN WHAT YOU DO ITS NOT WORTH DOING
BW: As a fan and as a wrestler what were some of your biggest mark out moments?
CA: AS A FAN MY BIGGEST MARKOUT MOMENT WAS, PROBABLY RVD WINNING THE WWE TITLE. AS A WRESTLER IT WOULD HAVE TOO BE MEET RIC FLAIR FOR THE FIRST TIME.
BW: When was it decided for you and Caprice Coleman to form a team and how did you feel about that?
CA: WELL WHEN I FIRST MET AND TALK WITH CAPRICE BACK IN 2010 WE JOKED THAT IF WE KEEP ENDING UP ON THE SAME SHOWS THEY WERE GONNA PUT THE TWO ATHLETIC BLACKS GUYS IN A TAG TEAM LOL. BUT IT WAS FIRST DECIDED IN JULY OF 2011 BY ROH THAT WE WOULD TAG TOGETHER FOR FIRST TIME AND ITS BEEN AWESOME, WE LEARN ALOT FROM EACHOTHER.
BW: On January 7, 2012 I had the honor of witnessing one of the greatest tag matches I have ever seen when you and Coleman took on Team Ambition and as a fan everything seemed to look really smooth, what was it like being in the ring that night?
CA: FOR ME IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE. I PERSONALLY HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO WORK DAVEY RICHARDS. IT GAVE ME AND CAPRICE THE CHANCE TO PROVE THAT WE COULD HANG WITH THE WORLD CHAMPION AND A FUTURE CHAMPION. I WILL SAY ITS PROBABLY THE BEST MATCH IVE EVER HAD.
BW: What are some of your goals for 2012?
CA: JUST TOO PROVE THAT I CAN AND WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD AND WINNING THE WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES
BW: Who are some of your factories to work with and why?
CA: I LOVE WORKING KYLE O'RIELLY, SIMPLY BECAUSE WE BOTH HIT HARD AND JAKE MANNING SINCE HE HAD A HUGE PART IN TRAINING ME, BUT I WANNA WORK WITH SO MANY PEOPLE.
BW: With it being black history month, who are some of your favorite black wrestlers in history?
CA: BOOKER T, THE ROCK, RON SIMMONS, AND AHMED JOHNSON. CANT GET ANY BETTER THEN THOSE GUYS
BW: What would you say is your best match?
CA: SO HARD TO PICK BUT THE TAG MATCH WITH TEAM AMBITION
BW: Anything you would like to say to the fans?
CA: AND TOO THE FANS PLEASE SUPPORT WRESTLING KEEP THE SPORT I LOVE ALIVE, OH AND BUY MY NEW TSHIRT LOL