A monthly in depth look at the ECWA performers by Josh Martin
E. S. EASTON
by Josh Martin
When it comes to devoted loyalty to the ECWA, no one more than manager
E. S. Easton has given as much to the promotion. Most fans know him as the
diabolical master mind and genius behind many ECWA superstars over the
years and that's the part we all get to see. Very few know of Easton's
other contributions to the ECWA. He works many hours a month helping in
the promotion of the events and is always involved somewhere in the
production and morale of the group. He started on ECWA-TV and the ring
crew, then progressed to be one of the main players on the roster and
behind the scenes. I had the opportunity to pose several questions to ECWA's managerial mastermind, E. S. Easton. I hope you enjoy.
Ring Name? E. S. Easton
Height? 5' 9"
Weight? 205 lbs
Character hails from? Beverly Hills
Birthdate? (month & day) November 29
Years Pro? 9
Notable ECWA feuds? Cheetah Master, Freak Nastty, Glen Osbourne
Favorite ECWA wrestlers you have managed? I have nothing but
praises about anyone that I've managed.. I mean, I took most of their money!!
ones that stuck out the most in my mind....I very briefly managed Mr. Ooh La
La--he was such a great mentor to me, and still is to this day. Mike Kruel was
also a great pleasure to work with.
Favorite ECWA opponents to manage against? Cheetah--love him or hate him, there is an intensity in the air when he's around!
How long have you been in wrestling? Over 10 years
What made you want to get into wrestling? I was a fan of pro wrestling
since I was 4. It was really a no brainer. Jim Kettner provided me with
the outlet to do so. I don't know if he'll ever truly know how grateful I
truly am for the experience and the opportunity to be apart of the ECWA
Where did you train? Wrestle Tech
When did you join the ECWA? January 1997
How did you joining the ECWA come about? I was a college intern at Suburban
Cable (Comcast before it was Comcast). I met these two guys that worked
there and were working on this local wrestling TV show. I was such a HUGE
wrestling fan, I started talking wrestling with them, and they asked me to
help out with the show, eventually asking me to do color commentary on the
program. The "TV show" just happened to be the ECWA. That is how I met Jim
and Lance Diamond. I went on to become part of the ring crew before
joining Wrestle Tech. I debuted as a manager on the summer show that Jim
brought in The Headbangers and Jim Cornette
What do you like about the ECWA? It's different from the big time. It's a
family oriented show with consistency. And the locker room is a family.
What do you think about the ECWA fans? In character, I despise the
fans...they are rotten to the core, and I wish they would all just
disappear, especially all of those stupid kids. Out of character, I love
the fans of the ECWA and they need to know how important they are.
What have been your favorite ECWA moments? There are many. Most of my
fondest ECWA memories involve Jeff Peterson. The other that stand out
would be Mr. Ooh La La falling through the podium and rolling off the
stage at the anniversary party. I will NEVER forget that!!!
How did the E. S. Easton character come about? E. S. Easton started as "The
Movie Mogul" and then became "the Maker of Stars". After that, there
really wasn't a moniker. It was just E. S. Easton.
What is the E. S. Easton character all about? E. S. Easton is a businessman
whose only interest is E. S. Easton.. A manipulative, lying, cheat of a
businessman who will stop at nothing to make sure that his men win their
matches. He also makes sure that he gets his percentage of their earnings,
which is usually 70%. He hates everyone, including himself. A snazzy
Your thoughts on the current state of the wrestling business? Not what it
Favorite Food? Sushi and Italian food
Favorite music? Rock/Blues
Favorite band/artist? The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan
Favorite color? Blue
Favorite sports team? The Philadelphia Phillies
Favorite athlete? Mike Schmidt
Favorite wrestlers? Arn Anderson, Ric Flair, Barry Windham, Tully
Blanchard, Ricky Steamboat, Tito Santana, Don Muraco, Greg Valentine,
Gino Hernandez, Dick Murdock , Mozart Fontaine, Dusty Rhodes, Curt Hennig
Favorite TV shows? The Three Stooges, Any Norman Lear show, Sanford and Son, and American Idol
Favorite movies? Goodfellas, Munich, True Romance, Trading Places
Favorite actor(s)? Gary Oldman, Geoffrey Rush, Robert DeNiro
Favorite actress? Jamie Lee Curtis
What sports do you like to watch? I casually watch all sports, baseball
being my favorite.
What sports do you like to play? Run, shoot hoops with friends, used to play baseball.
What hobbies do you have? I'm actually great in the kitchen, and have
considered going back to school to become a chef.
What do you do in your spare time? I cook and enjoy a good book
What kind of work outside wrestling to you do? I'm a jewelry salesmen
Who have been your biggest inspirations? Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, Hiro Matsuda and Jim Cornette
What are your aspirations (professional & personal)? My personal goals are
simple.. live life to it's fullest. As far as wrestling goes, this is it
.I have zero aspirations of going anywhere else. THIS is my big time.
Once the ECWA closes it doors, E. S. Easton walks away from wrestling.