A monthly in depth look at the ECWA performers by Josh Martin
by Josh Martin
Mozart Fontaine is 1/3 of the trio known as "The Chick Magnets". He along with partners, Mike Tobin and Brian Soscia each bring something unique to the team. Mozart Fontaine is skilled in technical wrestling and he can brawl with the best of them. The unique thing he lends to the Chick Magnets, his level head. He is the glue that holds the trio together and charts their path. Mozart had a successful career in the ECWA long before the Chick Magnets were united. To read more on this ECWA superstar enjoy the Superstar Spotlight below.
Ring Name? Mozart Fontaine
Height? 5' 11"
Character hails from? The Hamptons
Birthdate? (month & day) June 23
Years Pro? 6
Trained by? Jim Kettner and Simon Diamond
Where did you train? ECWA's Wrestle Tech in Newark, DE
Style of wrestling? Technical mat based mixed with brawling.
Favorite moves? Neck breaker variations, corkscrew elbow drop, double wrist lock,
stiff left handed punch.
Finishing moves? The infamous "Magnet-tiser" (3 man Heart attack clothesline).
In singles-The "requiem" (swinging sit out Rock Bottom)
Notable ECWA feuds? Johnny Maxx, Mega, Logan Brothers, Cheetah Master, Ace Darling, O.C. Boyz, Japanese Pool Boy.
Favorite ECWA opponents? Japanese Pool Boy, Logan Brothers, Johnny Maxx, O.C. Boyz, Ace Darling, Devon Storm, Fabulous Moolah and Mae Young.
How long have you been in wrestling? I have been watching wrestling since I was 5 years old and have been in the wrestling business for about 6 years.
What made you want to get into wrestling? The drama, passion and athleticism displayed by all the great wrestlers I grew up watching.
When did you join the ECWA? 1997 as part of the ring crew/event staff.
How did you joining the ECWA come about? I went to an editing session of the old ECWA Television show at the invitation of longtime friend E.S. Easton and met Jim Kettner. From there, Jim invited me to be a part of the event staff.
What do you like about the ECWA? Everything from the fans, the logical matches, my fellow wrestlers, but especially the dedication from all involved to put out the best quality show we can.
What do you think about the ECWA fans? I love to hate them. Seriously, I can't say enough good things about the ECWA fans, because without them, there is NO Show.
What have been your favorite ECWA moments? The birth of the Chick Magnets, becoming the ECWA Mid Atlantic Champion, teaming with Mr. Ooh La La and just being a part of the magic created here in the ECWA over the years.
How did your "Chick Magnet" character come about? Jim needed three guys to be a part of an opening 6 man tag team match and he suggested to us to wear bowties and be called the Chick Magnets. The character is such a natural fit for all three of us and it took off from there.
What is your "Chick Magnet" character all about? The character is really a persona that is an amplified version of who I am outside the ring. It is obnoxious, confident, in your face and very slick. You ladies know what I mean
Your thoughts on the current state of the wrestling business? There is a lack of truly great ring generals. Wresting must go back to its roots and center around in-ring competition to build drama and elicit emotion. Until then, I think it's treading water and barely staying afloat.
Favorite Food? Grilled Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, Pasta, and oh yes, Cheesecake.
Favorite music? Rock/metal
Favorite band/artist? Journey, Audioslave, Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Favorite color? Silver and purple.
Favorite sports team? I don't follow mainstream sports.
Favorite athlete? Lou Thez
Favorite wrestlers? Chris Benoit, Kurt Angle, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Hiro Matsuda, Barry Windham, Tully Blanchard, Bret Hart, Fabulous Freebirds, Dynamite Kid.
Favorite TV shows? Smallville, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Law & Order SVU, The X-Files.
Favorite movies? All the Star Wars movies, Forest Gump, Gladiator The Friday Trilogy.
Favorite actor? Harrison Ford
Favorite actress? Gillian Anderson
What sports do you like to watch? Ultimate Fighting Championships.
What sports do you like to play? Bowling..I used to be good!
What hobbies do you have? Reading, studying old time wrestling tapes, watching movies and seeing live bands perform.
What do you do in your spare time? Lift weights, visit my Mom, Dad, grandmother and work on my hobbies when I have time.
What kind of work outside wrestling to you do? I am a full time credit analyst approving or denying credit card applications.
Who have been your biggest inspirations? My parents, friends, my girlfriend Cheri and my favorite wrestlers.
What are your aspirations (professional & personal)? Personally, I aspire to be happy, healthy and to hopefully retire before I am too old to enjoy it with a solid retirement savings.
Professionally, my aspirations are to cement the "Chick Magnets" in history as one of the greatest teams of all time and hold tag team gold here in the ECWA. I hope to pass on the tradition of performance and competition that began long before the days of Lou Thez and continues today with Angle, Benoit, and Michaels. There is a history in Pro Wrestling and it's more fascinating and colorful than the best Hollywood scripts. I hope to make more fans desire to educate themselves on wrestling's awesome history.