10 questions for Zack Sabre Jr. , who caught up with us at the debut of This Is Progress Wrestling at the Islington Garage on 25.03.2012
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European Uppercut recently caught up with Chris Mordetsky (previously Chris Masters) on his wrestling career to date including his experiences in the WWE, NWE and IPW. He also gave some words of advice for wrestlers trying to reach the mainstream.
How did you get into wrestling?
I started training for wrestling at UPW in Southern California. WWE would frequently come and visit to check out new talent. And I was signed after about a year.
How did you start using ‘The Masterlock’?
I started using the Masterlock actually before I ever got to WWE. I worked at various night clubs before I wrestled and would use it to restrain the rubbish!
What is your favorite match to date?
My favorite matches of my career are my match with HBK at Unforgiven 2005. And more recently my match with Drew McIntyre on Superstars from 2011
Would you go back to the WWE?
I would never say never about going back to WWE. But for the time being that’s not my goal. I love doing this and will continue. But this is probably best for everybody right now seeing as they didn’t know what to do with me. And I didn’t just want to stay on Superstars forever.
How did you get into NWE?
I was recruited for NWE back in 2007 and 2008. Rikishis cousin had contacted my booking manager at the time and we signed on.
What do you think of the NWE?
I absolutely love NWE. Some of the most fun I’ve had in this business has gone down with them. Roberto and the Iron Man Sylvano run a hell of a show and we took Spain by storm last time I was there. Giving them awesome shows and having a blast in the process.
What do you think of the current British wrestling scene?
I don’t know much of the current British wrestling scene. Outside of Harry Smith which doesn’t count. But on a side note he’s doing real well and is probably one of the best out there today. Also one story for you, he had food poisoning in India and was in the hospital for days. Next thing I see is two days later we arrive back in Los Angeles and he works Wrestle reunion and has one of the best matches I’ve seen!
But back to the UK scene, I am really looking forward to coming out to see whats going on. And the fans are very passionate which is always great!
What words of advice would you give British wrestlers, looking to reach the mainstream promotions?
Advice I would give to up and coming British wrestlers is find a school where you can be seen. You gotta do the training and get matches under your belt. But finding a place where the big companies look is essential.
Have you ever wrestled in the UK? Which promotions have impressed you?
I’ve worked in the U.K. Numerous times for WWE. I also came down for IPW which is ran by Tom the UK Kid. It was a lot of fun. I had Billy Gunn with me and we got to see stonehenge and work a lot of buildings that have been hosting wrestling since Fit Finley had curly hair and a mustache. That’s a long time!
Thanks again to Chris Mordetsky for taking the time to answer our questions!
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