A monthly in depth look at the ECWA performers by Josh Martin
by Josh Martin
He is perhaps the most entertaining wrestler (both in the ring and in the
dressing room) on the ECWA roster. He is Hot Shot Mike Reed from
California. Reed who has a language all his own, also brings a unique
blend of qualities and talent to the squared circle with him. This
performer has everything in his arsenal. He has size, power, strength,
technical skills, brawling tactics and a sense of how to blend all those
attributes together which makes him a dangerous force in the ECWA. On top
of his tremendous in ring abilities, he has one of the most unique
delivery styles of anyone ever interviewed in the promotion. His choice of
words and delivery of such, make him quite entertaining to listen to, even
if you don't agree with his in ring tactics. One cannot deny the great
talents of the Hot Shot and 2007 is shaping up to be quite a year for this
young performer. I had the opportunity to pose several questions to this
ECWA star. I hope you enjoy!
Ring Name? "Hot Shot" Mike Reed Baby !!
Weight? 235 lbs
Character hails from? Hollywood, CA Baby !!
Birthdate? (month & day) Feb 8th Daddy!!
Years Pro? 3 Baby !!
Trained by? "Pretty Boy" Larry Sharpe, Ed Atlas, Jim Molineaux at the
Monster Factory. Daddy !!!
Style of wrestling? Old School style Baby!!
Favorite moves? Downward Spiral, Skyhigh, Elbow and knee drop combo
Finishing moves? "Hot Shot" Baby!!
Notable ECWA feuds? Scotty Charisma, Glen Osbourne, Heavyweights
Favorite ECWA opponents? Mega, Glen Osbourne
How long have you been in wrestling? 3 yrs
What made you want to get into wrestling? I've been a wrestling fan all
my life as a kid I was obsessed with it to a fault. I would watch wrestling
on Saturday mornings then I would put a wrestling tape on and watch some more.
After watching wrestling for so long, my friends, had seen me beat
up enough people, told me I should give it a shot. (pun intended) Baby!!
When did you join the ECWA? April 2006 at the Super 8 Summit Battle Royal
How did you joining the ECWA come about? Well, I had been feuding with
Scotty Charisma all over the east coast. I also knew Scotty wrestled for
the ECWA so I figured I'd take this feud to the best wrestling organization. I
went to Jim Kettner and demanded a match with his former champion. Crowbar was
in attendance that day, knowing that he is a friend of Scotty I told him and Jim
Kettner to send Scotty a message for me. I demanded a match with Scotty
Charisma, the match was set and the rest is history. Baby!!!
What do you like about the ECWA? By far the greatest wrestling promotion
out there Daddy!!
What do you think about the ECWA fans? They are by far the most
passionate fans I've ever wrestled in front of. They really get into everything.
What have been your favorite ECWA moments? Getting a shot a the ECWA
Heavyweight Championship inside of my first six months (I would've won it
if not for my former army associates) and that still no one has pinned my
How did the Hot Shot Mike Reed character come about? The "Hot Shot "Mike
Reed is no character baby!! I am the real deal Baby! Nothing phony about me
."Pretty Boy" Larry Sharpe Ed Atlas, and Jim Molineaux all knew they had
something special with me, they knew I had the wrestling ability to be
a top performer. They saw how I carried myself with my walk and my talk, the
next thing they said is "You're a "Hot Shot" Baby!!!
What is the Hot Shot Mike Reed character all about? I am the same in the
ring as I am in the locker room and outside of wrestling. I'm loud, I'm
colorful, I'm brash, I'm willing to do what it takes to win a match and be
successful. If I'm not trying to be successful in life I'd be a loser like
the majority of the people reading this right now.
Your thoughts on the current state of the wrestling business? I think the
wrestling business isn't as good as it could or should be mainly because WWE
needs the "Hot Shot" Mike Reed on it's roster then, you will see crowds like the
80's and late 90's.Baby!!
Favorite Food? Steak, buffalo grilled chicken, and spinach. Baby !!
Favorite music? You name it chances are I've listened to it, but mainly
Rock Rap, and Country are what I listen to. Baby !!
Favorite band/artist? 2pac,Disturbed, Nickelback, Metallica, and Shania
Twain. Baby !!
Favorite color? Blue Baby!!!
Favorite sports team? NY Mets, NY Jets
Favorite athlete? Barry Sanders and myself of course Baby!!
Favorite wrestlers? Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, "Mr. Wonderful" Paul
Orndorff, "Ravishing" Rick Rude, Mr .Perfect, Hiro Matsuda, Ted Dibase,
Ricky Steamboat, Randy Savage, Jake "The Snake" Roberts ,and of course the "Hot
Shot "Mike Reed Baby!!
Favorite TV shows? Sopranos ,Rachael Ray (she can cook for me anytime
Favorite movies? Goodfellas, Men of Honor, Bronx Tale, Midnight Run, My
Cousin Vinny, Big Daddy, Cast Away, Road Trip, and of course any movie
I've done. Baby !!
Favorite actor? Besides me of course, would be Robert DeNiro and Joe
Favorite actress? Jessica Biel, Alyssa Milano (They call me all the time)
What sports do you like to watch? Baseball and Football
What sports do you like to play? Baseball, basketball, football
What hobbies do you have? Beautiful women and making multi-million dollar
movies. Baby !!!
What do you do in your spare time? Hang out in well known establishments
with some well known Hollywood actors like myself ,with dozens of women at my
side. That's how a "Hot Shot" lives. Baby!!
What kind of work outside wrestling to you do? At one time or another
I've been know to tend a bar or two, and also been know to throw a person out a
bar or two. Daddy !!!
What are your aspirations (professional & personal)? Professionally on
the Independent Level, figure out what Fredrick of Hollywood is seeing every
month (I still haven't seen any rabbits or chickens Baby!!), I would like to
become ECWA Heavyweight Champion, get a TNA contract then become TNA
Heavweight Champion, get a WWE contract, and finally headline Wrestlemania and
become WWE or World Heavyweight Champion. If these are not the goals you set out
for when you start, then why bother. Personally I'd like to be very successful
in wrestling and make a lot of money doing it. Baby !!