A monthly in depth look at the ECWA performers by Josh Martin
KERMON THE GERMAN
by Josh Martin
There have been many foreign characters in the ECWA over the past 39 years, but none more dangerous as Kermon "The Crazy" German. The young star from Berlin is as tough as they come in the squared circle. He credit's much of his toughness to his living in Germany throughout his days as a youngster. While on the road with wrestling, mainly in the United States, he does try to get home as often as he can back to Germany to visit family and friends in the Berlin area. This 6 year veteran of many mat wars, may have a bad haircut and a wild look in his eyes but don't let that confuse you with his tremendous mind when it comes to defending himself in the ring. He can brawl, do technical wrestling, some high flying, but his biggest attribute is not only his athletic abilitiy, but also his sharp sense of knowing where he is at all times during his matches. While automatically being hated by fans as being from a foreign country, he has added to the hatred towards him by joining manager E.S. Easton's Army. Whether competing as part of that Army, or competing as a singles wrestler, one thing is for certain, Kermon is one of the finest foreign talents to ever lace up his boots and enter the ECWA ring. I recently caught up with the German Star and posed some questions. I hope you enjoy.
Ring Name? Kermon The German
Height? 5' 9"
Weight? 220 lbs.
Character hails from? Berlin, Germany
Birthdate? (month & day) June 16
Years Pro? 6
Trained by? Various people
Style of wrestling? Depends on the opponent, I like to mix it up
Favorite moves? missile dropkick, yakuza kick, enziguiri, various suplexes
Finishing moves? Lariat
Notable ECWA feuds? Freak Nastty
Favorite ECWA opponents? Everybody I get in the ring with
How long have you been in wrestling? Six years
What made you want to get into wrestling? It's the only thing I've wanted to do since I was 3 years old
When did you join the ECWA? April 2006
How did you joining the ECWA come about? I attended several shows leading up to the 2006 Super 8, where Jim Kettner gave me an opportunity in the Summit. The next month he gave me a shot, and my character kind of took off from there, and the rest is history.
What do you like about the ECWA? The team atmosphere of the locker room. Everyone wants to help each other.
What do you think about the ECWA fans? They are a great crowd. I love their enthusiasm for the product.
What have been your favorite ECWA moments? So far, my debut, and my heavyweight title match.
What is the Kermon "The Crazy" German character all about? I'm just out there to prove that Germany is the best country in the world that also produces the best athletes.
Your thoughts on the current state of the wrestling business? Business is steady right now, and it's just a matter of time before the next big thing comes along
Favorite Food? Anything healthy
Favorite music? Hip hop
Favorite band/artist? Right now, Rick Ross
Favorite color? Red
Favorite sports team? NY Jets
Favorite athlete? Myself, naturally
Favorite wrestlers? Kurt Angle, and probably the greatest foreign wrestler ever "Hiro Matsuda"
Favorite TV shows? 30 Days, Ed vs. Spencer, My Name Is Earl
Favorite movies? Gladiator, Anchorman
Favorite actor? Will Ferrell
Favorite actress? Scarlett Johansen
What sports do you like to watch? Mixed Martial Arts, Football
What sports do you like to play? Thai Boxing
What hobbies do you have? Thai Boxing and wrestling
What do you do in your spare time? I don't get a lot of it, so normally just relax
What kind of work outside wrestling to you do? Medical insurance billing
What are your aspirations (professional & personal)? Short term, to win an ECWA title, and participate in the Super 8. Long term is to make it in the WWE