It has been brought to my attention recently that people have made claim to being my trainer for professional wrestling. They have done so in order to perhaps lend themselves credibility in the field of professional wrestling training (ie: spinning a yarn to make some fast bucks).
For the record, I never attended a formal professional wrestling school. I began getting involved with independent wrestling at around the age of 14, and a number of veterans took me under their wing and taught me about the business. When it came time to learn the physical, in-ring side of things, “Gorgeous” Michelle Starr, who is like an older brother to me, trained me for the ring. When he moved back to Los Angeles, I trained with former WWF Women’s champion Velvet McIntyre for a number of months until he returned. While many, many people have helped me out in a number of ways, those two people are the only ones that can ever be given the credit of training me.
Now, I have never claimed to be anything special in wrestling. Wrestling was truly a dream of mine, and I was very lucky that I got to essentially make my boyhood dreams come true. I hope I wasn’t totally awful at it. Wrestling is something I take very seriously, as those that helped bring me into to wrestling made no light of how serious they took it. I feel it is important to credit those who deserve it. I have no idea why someone would use my name as part of a lie. I mean, who am I in the grand scheme of things?
So there you go. Yet another reason why when selecting a wrestling school or trainer you should do your homework. The sad thing is, I love training people for wrestling. I actually enjoy it. I helped my own trainers for several years with training others, and if I had my own ring and facilities, I would jump at the chance to train people. I think there are a lot of nuances and aspects of wrestling that are becoming lost and aren’t being properly handed down.
Anyway, this is already much longer than I intended it to be.