Jarrod Priest Height: 6 "0 Weight: 290 lbs Years Wrestling: 11 years Current Promotion(s): Pro Championship Wrestling (PCW) Titles Held: PCW Tag Titles, PCW Midwest Title, PCW Heavyweight Title, Showtime Title Trained by: Sonny Rogers, Wally Wilde, Rick Knight, Jimmy Blaze, Dave Storm, John Burke, and Rick Rocket Questions: 1. Why did you want to become a professional wrestler? I have been a huge fan of pro wrestling when I was a child. As time goes by, you pick up other interests, and I stopped watching wrestling for several years. Fast forward to my early 20's, I was flipping through the channels on my television and I came across WCW Monday Night Nitro, and got hooked all over again. I also found out my friends at the time were avid fans of pro wrestling. We would all hang out and watch both WCW and WWE. Then just out of discussion I make some off beat comment of, "Yeah you guys can see me doing that". One of my friends looked at the tv, then looked at me and said "Actually WE CAN see you doing this". Having a theatre background, I never felt challenged on a level where I was pleased with. After finding a wrestling school (PCW), I wanted to show the world my version of my hero and my villian. Being on a platform like professional wrestling gives me a challenging and creative outlet to display that. Like the wrestlers of old, I was always interested in the characters that would pull the audience in. The type of personality that people hope to be or dread to become.
2. Favorite Wrestler? Ricky Steamboat, The Fabulous Freebirds, Chris Adams, The Von Erichs, and Triple H.
3. Biggest thrill you have had in pro wrestling so far and why? Odd as it may seem, I have reached a level within PCW, where the fans just love what I do regardless of what side of the fence I am on. To be able to come out from the curtain and get the reaction of both cheers and boos lets me know I have affected them. It truly means something when you are a bad guy and people love you for it ! There is not a show that goes by where I get messages from fans on facebook letting me know how entertained they are, and love the villian that I am. Its the gift that keeps on giving.
4. Coolest venue/location you have wrestled in and why? I have a couple..... I wrestled at a minor league baseball field I think that was in Rockford, Illinois. My favorite venue is The Oak Lawn Pavillon in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Its where we do our version of Wrestlemania, called Dream Night. Its a high drawing venue, and I always wrestle at a different level on this show. The fans are so pumped and makes me give my all when they are that way.
5. Biggest name you have wrestled? I have wrestled Sonny Rogers (WWF) in PCW and Diceman Ronnie Vegas (WCW) on the indies. I have been involved in matches that have had Raven, Shane Douglas, and Bobby Heenan.
6. Is there a story behind your name/gimmick? Honestly, the character progression that Jarod Priest started as a gullible rookie making rookie mistakes. After shedding off that character trait, I evolved to more of the comedic heel with a brief mean streak. After many years of being the bad guy, I've had the chance of being the good guy. It was fun and I loved every minute of it ! Then came the time to return to the dark side. It was time to show both my company and the fans the villian I always wanted to be. The best I can describe who I am now, an angered induced sociopath. A methodical madman. Being a big guy, I am very aware of what I can do physically. But being able to attack my opponents on a mental level, is a true challenge. Whether I am physically tearing a man apart, or verbally trashing my opponent Alpha male style, its a great ride to play the working heel.
7. Biggest Rival and why? ( Please try to give a 2 to 3 sentence answer) Its got to be The Butcher (PCW). He is just as crazy as I am and willing to fight me head-on. Its a feud that picks up from time to time. You put the 2 of us in a ring, you will see a brawl. I may be the technically sound one out of the two us, but where he may lack in that, he makes up for in his iron defiant will. He can take punishment with a smile on his face and give it right back to you.
8.Theme music? Hell from Disturbed
9.What makes you a standout? I consider myself very agile for a man my size and I am not afraid to demonstrate that. However, my true stand-out is the versatility I have with a Kendo stick. I have a martial arts background before I got into wrestling. I was always annoyed with people welding this weapon in this business. Treating it like a baseball bat and swinging it around without having any real clue on how to use a kendo stick. Yes, I do mean EVERYONE who have used a kendo stick in wrestling. With that being said, if a kendo stick is in my hand, I will show you the true nature of how vicious this weapon can be. I will never forget what a fan said to me once, "It was if you were born with a kendo stick on your hand".
10. Proudest moment? Even though I wrestle, I also teach professional wrestling at the company I wrestle for. My proudest moments are when my students go out there wrestle and blow the crowd away. Knowing that I had a hand in that, makes me a proud man. Its like a father being humbled by the feats of his children. I wouldn't trade that feeling for anything in the world.
Mason Conrad Info: Height: 5'10 Weight: 203 Years Wrestling: 5 Current Promotions: Galli, Galli Fusion, Lucha Libre Total, Clash, PCW
Titles Held: Galli Championship, Galli Tag Team Championship, ICW Tag Team Championship Finishing Move: Fisherman Suplex Pin. Signature Moves: Fist Drop, Side Belly to Belly Suplex, New Age Combo(Corner Nee, Snapmare, Throw Back) Nick Names: "Old School All Star", "New Age All Star", "The Infamous One", "The Victorious Secret" Trained By: Mike Matthews, Tony Scarpone, Robert Anthony, and Bryce Benjamin. I had training camps with Jerry Lynn, Derek St Holms, and A.M Vison. I also attended the Harley Race Wrestling Academy in 2009 and received 6 months of Lucha Libre Training in late 2011 to early 2012 from AAA's Dyscovery and Had one camp with Skyda.
Questions: 1) I wanted to become a professional wrestler at the age of 10 years old because I'm a pro wrestling fan first and for most. Once I got into the business, I love going out in front of a crowd, to preform to the best of my abilities and give them one hell of a show. The adrenaline rush, the roar of the crowd, the pace of the match, a chance to go out there to be Mason Conrad, someone different from who I really am is a escape from reality. Once I step through that curtain and into the ring, someone else comes out and it is one of the greatest feelings cause all my problems are now gone and for the brief time I am out there all my worries have escaped me.
2) Favorite wrestlers? Growing up they were Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. Once I started to get a better understanding for the business I started to like wrestlers such as Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Kurt Angle and CM Punk. But to have just one favorite is a hard choice to make. I'm a fan of many, and the list seems to be growing as time goes on but if I had to choose one, I'd say Chris Jericho.
3) Biggest Thrill in wrestling? There are so many things that come to mind within the 5 years I've been wrestling. One that stands out, happened in UnderGround Wrestling, which was based out of Joliet, IL. Being 1 year and 1/2 into the business, I climbed my way up the ladder there quickly and established my self as the top heel in the company. During a big blow off match for a feud I was having there. The feeling I got one my music hit and I couldnt even hear it playing the crowd was booing so loudly, then walking through the curtain and having trash and beer thrown at me was, in my mind, a compliment. Then, when the ending of the match came about, there was a moment of false hope, when a fellow baby face came out to aid my opponent, which got the crowd behind him, then to have him immediately turn to help aid me, the crowd was in shock and awe. They had no idea what just happen, then when I got the pin and we all rose out hands in victory, the crowd was so upset with what just happen, I couldn't help but smile.
4) Your favorite venue you have wrestled in? One of the coolest venues I have wrestled in would have to be in Nashville, TN. At SAW. It was one of the first companies that I had been to that had a stage, lights, a arena that was set up with there logo. the whole deal just felt legitimate. Just a really cool atmosphere to be in.
5) Biggest name you have wrestled? Jerry Lynn, at Galli Lucha Libre. I was 6 months into the business and had a 3 on 2 tag match against Jerry, it was nerve wrecking but a lot of fun to be able to be in the ring with someone as Jerry, considering I was so new into the business and a few short years before I started wrestling, I saw him on tv and played as him/against him in video games.
6) Depending on what gimmick I am playing for a particular company, there is a story being them all. I have a couple of single's gimmick one is called the “Old School All-Star” or "New Age All Star" Mason Conrad in which I wrestle the old school technical style or a faster pace, new age style, whether it is baby or heel. I do more of the chicken heel that tucks his tail between his legs, running away when the time comes only to cheat my way to the top instead of the new overly used bad ass that has no fear. Also at times I have a Manager names James Russo to give me a advantage against some opponents.
Another gimmick is from Norse decent, as a baby face he fights for honor to prove he has what it takes to stand tall in this new age of civilization. As a heel he is arrogant and brash, and thinks he deserves what is rightfully his.
My tag team gimmick consists of myself and my buddy who I often travel with & trained with, Jake Hagen, who goes under the name Jake Shinning or Jason Conrad. One of our teams is known as Victorious Secret. Typically the team is over the top flamboyant but depending on the audience, we can just be less flamboyant and more cocky as to not offend anyone. I've also played the Victorious Secret gimmick as a single's wrestler.
Another tag team gimmick is we are brothers from Hollywood CA, we think we are stars but no one knows that we even exist, we are over confidant and talk the talk, but we always seem to tuck our tails in between our legs and cheat to get the advantage but in our minds we are still A listers, it is typically a heel gimmick but we have played this as baby faces.
7) Biggest Rival, I have had 2 rivals at 2 different companies that stand out the most. Calypso in UGW(UnderGround Wrestling) and Jake Shinning at Galli. Being in these 2 rivalries have helped me out tremendously, going against Calypso in UGW, a was about a year or year and 1/2 into the business and it helped me break out of my shell from being a shy, quite guy and becoming a dastardly heel and more vocal. While Feuding with Jake Shinning in Galli, it helped me step up my game more in the ring and out of the ring, promo skill wise and match quality. He helped light a well needed spark to get me back into the swing of things after some personal issues happened outside of wrestling and also gave me confidence again which helped me show why I love to be in the squared circle and wouldn't want to do anything else.
8) I Have had 3-4 different main theme songs while wrestling.2 of my main ones that I use most frequently are, Show me how to live by AudioSlave(instrumental and radio version) and Tearing up my Heart by Nsync.
9) What makes me a standout? I'd have to say, that fact that I'm a humble person, I have heart and drive to better myself in ever aspect of the business and I'm always willing to learn. I'm a well balanced wrestler and having mic skills help me out. Also, that I am able to play multiple gimmicks as a baby face or heel and the ability to adapt to the crowds depending and the particular area that I am in.
10) Proudest Moment? As Cleche as it sounds, from the moment I started training to this current point is my proudest moment, because the fact that I am living my dream of being a pro wrestler. When others said that I wouldn't be able to do it, that Im just going to be wasting my life away and yet here I am, wrestling every weekend, traveling around the U.S, getting the chance to see new places, meet new people, travel with friends and wrestle in front of live crowds. Being in the news paper, on tv, ippv's, meeting legends in this business and the chance to pick there brains and learn all I can from them. It has been a fantastic journey that I hope never ends! Which I also hope continues on to fully for fill my dream of wrestling in other country's and for bigger promotions and eventually leading me to the place where it all started for me as a fan, the WWE.
Jimmy Karryt 5'11''
4 years pro
United Wrestling Coalition, IWA-U, AWWL Big Time Wrestling
NBWA Heavyweight Title, Heritage Wrestling Coalition Title, United Wrestling Coalition Heavyweight Title
1. I wanted to be a wrestler from the time I was about 6 years old. I saw the undertaker on RAW one night and decided that it was the coolest creepiest thing I'd ever seen. Then I discovered guys like Shawn Michaels, Owen Hart, Ricky Steamboat, and other guys who could REALLY wrestle and found them WAY more entertaining. It was a love at first sight.
2. Shawn Michaels
3. I think the biggest "thrill" I've had in wrestling so far was to be in a 30 min Ironman match with Christian Rose. We beat each other senseless the entire time and finally I ended up pulling out the win. Just the feeling of being able to wrestle and keep the fans interested for that long was probably the biggest challenge I've ever had and I loved it.
4. I'd have to say that I think the coolest place I've ever been fortunate enough to wrestle in was the West Vigo Community Center in Terre Haute, IN. I wrestled Cobra for the UWC Heavyweight Title in what is possibly the best match I've ever had up till this point. We used the building to our advantage with him ultimately diving off the balcony onto me.
5. "Future" Donovan Ruddick
6. I started out in the New Breed Wrestling Alliance. While training there Don Kato's son Kegan was playing with his wrestling action figures and Kato heard he had named one of them "Super" Jimmy Karryt. Kato thought it had a nice ring (no pun intended) to it and decided to use it. 4 Years later and here I am.
7. I'd have to say my biggest rival has to be Christian Rose just because of the wars we've had. We brutalized each other in a Hardcore match, he cut off my long hair following an ironman match, and we've never really settled it.
8. Face - Ain't Nothing Wrong With That by Robert Randolph and the Family Band Heel - The Way You Like It (Sam "Sever" Citrin Remix) by Adema
9. I feel as though I stand out amongst my peers due to my work rate and through determination alone. Aside from the fact that I can do things that most simply can't do, I feel as though I stand out because as long as I'm out there I'm entertaining a crowd.
10. I believe the proudest moment of my career thus far was Wrestling for and Winning the UWC heavyweight title. For me that simply means that someone thought I was good enough to be the face of their company and I was/am more than honored any time I get an opportunity like that.
6'6, 470lbs, 10yrs, aapw,iwa prodution,pwe, newmidwest wrestling, 4 heaveyweight titles and 7 tag titles, i wanted to be a wrestler cause my mom was a big fan and i grew up watching wrestling, my favorit wrestlers are the rock and the von erichs, my biggest thrill was wrestling at the parie capital center in springfield ill., for years i went to see wwe and wcw wrestle the and i got a chance to wrestle in the same place as my favorite wrestlers. parie capital center is by far the coolest place i ever wrestle at.the biggest name i wrestle is current tna star and monster ABYSS,my name came frow a tribute to my mom(aka Mad Momma),i was never raised in mississippi but my mom was and we visit all the time in the summer growing up and i love the state,mason beck and future donavan rudick are my greatest rivals we had great battles and both of those guys took it to me.my theme son is "i ain't never scared" by bonecrusher a rapper who could be my twin brother.my proudest moment was winning a heaveyweight tittle in my home town that i live in in decatur ill.