A monthly in depth look at the ECWA performers by Josh Martin
By: Josh Martin
He is the Man With The Perfect Plan. Americaís No. 1 Press Agent, Gus Grand.
He has been milling around the ECWA for over 4 years and is always looking for great talent to represent. ECWA fans get an opportunity to see Mr. Grand not only in the role of a manager/press agent for talents, but from time to time he puts on the wrestling trunks to mix it up in the squared circle. He always has his card ready to hand to anyone who will accept it, and loves to do his promo work in rhymes which tend to be quite entertaining. Behind the glitz and glitter of being a press agent and in ring talent, Gus also works very hard behind the scenes of the ECWA. He is an up and coming young talent whom our fans have watched grow over the past couple of years. Gus Grand is looking for that big talent to represent and maybe in 2009 that talent will come along. I had the opportunity to ask ECWAís resident Press Agent a few questions. I hope you enjoy!
Ring Name? Press Agent Gus Grand
Height? 5' 6"
Weight? 180 lbs.
Character hails from? Hollywood, CA
Birthdate? (month & day) May 25
Years Pro? 4
Trained by? Jim Kettner & The Hall Brothers
Where did you train? ECWA, VCW
Style of wrestling? Cruiser weight
Favorite moves? Spinning Wheel Kick, Perfect Kick, Head Scissors Take Over Grand Slam
Finishing moves? Perfect Kick, Gran Slam
Notable ECWA feuds? Guy With Red Hair & The Green Team
Favorite ECWA opponents? Corey Blaze, J.J. Cruz, Mike Tobin, Mega
How long have you been in wrestling? 4 years
What made you want to get into wrestling? The sport and entertainment of wrestling is what I love so much.
When did you join the ECWA? 2006
What do you like about the ECWA? I like the fans and the ECWA family.
What do you think about the ECWA fans? They are a loud bunch of kids.
What have been your favorite ECWA moments? The ECWA Factions against each other and the Chick Magnets being broke.
How did the Gus Grand character come about? I was already the Perfect Man and one day we took the Double G in my name and made it stand for Gus Grand.
What is the Gus Grand character all about? Itís all about the money and Hollywood, being a star in the rise of the wrestling world.
Your thoughts on the current state of the wrestling business? Itís doing good, but could be better. As for now, Iím still loving being a part of it.
Favorite Food? Steak
Favorite music? All kinds of Rock
Favorite band/artist? 3 Doors Down, Puddle of Mudd
Favorite color? Blue
Favorite sports team? Ravens, if I had to choose
Favorite athlete? Donít have one
Favorite wrestlers? Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hiro Matsuda, The Rock, Batista
Favorite TV shows? Are You Afraid of the Dark, Rescue Me, That 70ís Show
Favorite movies? Walking Tall, Happy Gilmore, Liar †Liar
Favorite actor? Adam Sandler
Favorite actress? Not sure
What sports do you like to watch? Wrestling, Baseball
What sports do you like to play? Wrestling, Baseball
What hobbies do you have? Acting, and I like to draw.
What do you do in your spare time? I work for ACN, work out time and watch TV
What kind of work outside wrestling to you do? Work in both Food & Communications jobs.
Who have been your biggest inspirations? The Rock, Chris Jericho
What are your aspirations (professional & personal)? I would like to be a Superstar in wrestling and work for the WWE or create my own wrestling company and have fun with it until I canít stand to wrestle anymore