NWA Mountain Empire Champion and Traditional Championship Wrestling star, “The Wrestling Extraordinaire” Sigmon, recently took some time to take part in a Q&A exclusively with PWMania.com. Sigmon is best known for his time in TCW and several promotions within the NWA. He spoke on a number of topics from starting with TCW, his heel persona, being a certified personal trainer, advice to newcomers entering wrestling world and more. Here are some highlights from the interview:
Where did your heel persona come from and how do you come up with ideas?
My wrestling persona continues to develop every single day. I am constantly adding or removing, and it is a lot of trial and error. The Winner/Loser thing is great, because it is simple and can connect with anybody. Matt Riviera gets a lot of credit for the direction of what I do.
You wrestle a very grounded, logical style, what made you pick that style over a flashier method of performing?
I am in the wrestling business for what is hopefully a very long time. When I first started out, it tried all sorts of things that I thought were cool, but learned very quickly that to stay in this long term (especially at the rate of doing 3 shows or more a week), you have to be smart about how you treat your body. There is a time and place for everything; you just have to know when and where. Making people get into the matches and get emotion from them is what I focus on.
What advice would you like to give any newcomers to the wrestling world?
Be ready for a long, hard battle. It is a cut throat business that has just as many down sides as up sides. Be sure to have a backup plan and there is no guarantee of success. Study the history of the business, and prepare your body!
Sigmon also calls WWE Superstar John Cena the “best today.” You can read Sigmon’s interview in its entirety at this link.