A monthly in depth look at the ECWA performers by Josh Martin
By: Josh Martin
After 1-1/2 years of training hard and toiling in the trenches of the ECWA, young Cha Cha Chance (formerly known as Alec Chance) has come into his own. The 6’2” nearly 300 lb wrestler in training has now stepped up and crossed the threshold of becoming a future superstar in the ECWA. Debuting a while back, he performed primarily in battle royals and in a few tag matches with ok success. He had size and strength but knew he needed something that would make him larger than life to capture the hearts of the loyal ECWA fans. Not afraid of taking a risk, in July 2008 he debuted a new look, new name, new persona, new gear and with new music he rocked the arena like other big men, Sweet Chocolate Thunder, Boogie Woogie Brown, and Mega have all done before him. The fans all got behind Cha Cha for his in ring performance and larger than life ring entrance, but they most of all rallied behind his courage to make a bold step in his efforts to entertain them. He is well on his way to becoming a future ECWA superstar and we look forward to watching this young man rock the arena for years to come. I had an opportunity to pose several questions to Cha Cha Chance recently. I hope you enjoy.
Ring Name? Cha Cha Chance
Height? 6’ 2”
Character hails from? Miami, Florida
Birthdate? (month & day) October, 30
Years Pro? 1.5
Trained by? Jim Kettner and the ECWA roster
Where did you train? East Coast Wrestling Association and Chaotic Training Center
Style of wrestling? Powerhouse and Technical
Favorite moves? Mafia kick, jumping butt bump, and hiptoss neckbreaker
Finishing moves? Butt Slam
Notable ECWA feuds? The Duke of Elegance Donald Chesterfield and The Squire
Favorite ECWA opponents? The Chick Magnets, Ace Darling
How long have you been in wrestling? A year and a half
What made you want to get into wrestling? I was 9 years old and saw WWE for the first time and couldn’t take my eyes off of it. I had become a huge fan. Ever since then I knew that all I ever wanted to do was wrestle.
When did you join the ECWA? In March of 2007
How did you joining the ECWA come about? I had a few tapes of me wrestling and got word to Jim Kettner through some friends who introduced me and it has been all uphill since then.
What do you like about the ECWA? I like the locker room atmosphere and how the other wrestlers help to make the new guys feel welcome and comfortable.
What do you think about the ECWA fans? I like the incredibly loyal fans and just the way they all get into the show. They really know how to show their support.
What have been your favorite ECWA moments? The Icon versus Icon match, the suicidal jump from Aden Chambers, the 2007 Super 8, and the debut of Cha Cha Chance.
How did the Cha Cha Chance character come about? It all came about with a late night (2 am) trip with a few of the guys (Jason Leigh, J.J. Cruz, and Jim Kettner) up in Massachusetts. With a little bit of Charmin toilet paper, and the bear necessities the Cha Cha came to be.
What is the Cha Cha Chance character all about? Cha Cha Chance is all about the fans, having fun, and dancing like crazy while I perform in front of all my Cha Cha Chaholics. I know that as long as the fans are having a good time and even dancing then I am doing my job.
Your thoughts on the current state of the wrestling business? The wrestling business has changed a lot since the 80’s but don’t get me wrong the business is still going strong just in a different direction.
Favorite Food? Pasta Salad
Favorite music? Anything with a beat
Favorite band/artist? None specific
Favorite color? Red/green
Favorite sports team? New Orleans Saints
Favorite athlete? Lolo Jones
Favorite wrestlers? Kane, Edge, Hiro Matsuda, Jeff Hardy
Favorite TV shows? Simpsons, Family Guy, Heroes
Favorite movies? October Sky, Saw trilogy
Favorite actress? Ellen Page
What sports do you like to watch? I’m a football fan “Go Saints”
What sports do you like to play? Other than Wrestling, I like to play football, basketball, soccer, swim
What hobbies do you have? Working out, hiking, learning new things, camping, biking, and going to the movies.
What do you do in your spare time? I go to college, workout, spend time with friends, and travel.
What kind of work outside wrestling to you do? I am currently a Forklift Trainer at Amazon.com
What are your aspirations (professional & personal)? Professionally I am looking to work hard learn many things and make it big like everyone else chasing the American dream. On a personal level I am looking to train hard and one day work my way up to the WWE. I also would like to settle down in the not too near future and start a family away from the city (large or small) life.