A monthly in depth look at the ECWA performers by Josh Martin
by Josh Martin
Young Jason Leigh is one of the newest wrestlers on the ECWA roster. He has been training hard and getting a match here and there to gain the valuable experience he needs to make it big in the promotion. He surprised everyone with the great performances he turned in as part of ECWAís ďGreen TeamĒ over the past year.
Jason is still in the process of learning the craft of being in the squared circle and he has good days and bad, but his will and determination to be a permanent part of the roster is finally paying off. He has been working on his in ring skills, training here in Delaware, Pennsylvania and even up at Chaotic Wrestling in Massachusetts. He has not only improved in the ring, but he has started on the road to developing his conditioning and look. He is a goal oriented performer and it will be interesting in the months ahead watching this youngster progress here in the ECWA. I had the opportunity to catch up with Jason Leigh to find out more about him. I hope you enjoy.
Ring Name? Jason Leigh
Height? 5' 10"
Weight? 160 Lbs
Character hails from? Framingham, Massachusetts
Birthdate? (month & day) November 15th
Years Pro? 1
Trained by? Jim Kettner and the ECWA Roster
Where did you train? Delaware, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
Style of wrestling? Technical
Favorite moves? Arm Drag, Dropkick, Crossbody
Finishing moves? Sky High, Northern Lights Suplex
Notable ECWA feuds? The Green Team vs. The Chick Magnets
Favorite ECWA opponents? The Chick Magnets, Fredrick of Hollywood, Aden Chambers, Mr. Oh La La, & Tommy Trouble
How long have you been in wrestling? 1 Year
What made you want to get into wrestling? I started out just as a fan and never even thought about trying to break into the business. Then after a few years I started to become more competitive with athletics and wrestling captivated me more then anything ever has. So I took the first steps to getting my foot in the door. Iíve havenít looked back since.
When did you join the ECWA? January of 2007
How did you joining the ECWA come about? I worked on the ring crew for a long time then Jim Kettner and the ECWA granted me an opportunity to perform on their canvas.
What do you like about the ECWA? Everything. This is the top independent promotion in the world. It has the most talented and generous roster of people who all genuinely want to help you to improve and succeed. There is nowhere else I would like to be then right here with these people.
What do you think about the ECWA fans? They are the lifeblood of our promotion. They are the most loyal people I have ever been around and I canít begin to thank them for allowing me to chase my dream. I hope they follow my career with me until the end like I plan to do.
What have been your favorite ECWA moments? I loved the Cheetah Master Heel Turn a few years back, it came out of nowhere and shocked all the fans in attendance including myself. The 40th anniversary show was a special night just based on the milestone it represented. It was an honor to be apart of that. Plus the Boogie Woogie Brown tribute show was a very memorable event as well.
How did the Jason Leigh character come about? Jason Leigh isnít a character. Itís who I am.
What is the Jason Leigh character all about? The same thing that Iím all about. Iíve never let anyone make me believe that I donít deserve what I want or that something is out of reach for me. I will work as hard as I have to for as long as I have to in order to ensure that I achieve everything in this life that Iíve ever wanted. Wrestling is what I want and Iíll never stop working towards my goal of being a memorable part of its history. What am I all about? Fighting back the critics until they have no choice but to accept that I am here for the long haul.
Your thoughts on the current state of the wrestling business? There needs to be competition in the wrestling business. Itís as simple as that. Competition means opportunity which means that a lot of extremely talented people can have their hard earned chance to contribute to the business on a worldwide scale.
Favorite Food? Chicken
Favorite music? Country
Favorite band/artist? Garth Brooks
Favorite color? Blue
Favorite sports team? New England Patriots
Favorite athlete? I donít really have one.
Favorite wrestlers? The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Hiro Matsuda, Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero & Ric Flair
Favorite TV shows? Anything WWE, Deal or No Deal, Angel, Family Guy & The Boondocks
Favorite movies? Star Wars (All of them), Batman Begins, Ironman, Harry Potter Movies.
Favorite actor? Gary Oldman
Favorite actress? Angelina Jolie
What sports do you like to watch? Ice Hockey & Football
What sports do you like to play? Ice Hockey, Football & Fencing
What hobbies do you have? Working out, Spending time with friends and family & Bowling
What do you do in your spare time? I read a lot more now then I ever have which is relaxing. When Iím not rushing around doing whatever itís nice to get lost in a good story.
What kind of work outside wrestling to you do? Iím a college student at Del Tech and I work part time at a grocery store.
Who have been your biggest inspirations? The Hardy Boyz. They stared out as nothing more then small town kids and are now two of the most popular personalities in wrestling today. If they can make it why not me?
What are your aspirations (professional & personal)? Professionally I want to make a name for myself in this business. I want to go to the very top of this industry and leave my mark on the profession that I love so very much. Personally I want to get married and have a family down the line as well as maintain the close relationships I have with my immediate and extended family as well as make some new ones with those Iím not that close to at the moment.