A monthly in depth look at the ECWA performers by Josh Martin
"CHICK MAGNET" MIKE TOBIN
by Josh Martin
Mike Tobin is 1/3 of the famous ECWA trio known as "The Chick Magnets". He along with partners Mozart Fontaine and Brian Soscia, have taken the ECWA by storm. Each of the "Chick Magnets" brings something unique to the team. Mike is the technical mastermind of the trio. His knowledge of the wrestling business blended with his great technical wrestling makes him one of the top performers in the promotion. I had the opportunity to pose several questions to Mike. I hope you enjoy.
Ring Name? Mike Tobin
Height? 6 '0"
Character hails from? The Hamptons
Birthdate? (month & day) March 15
Years Pro? 9
Trained by? Dory Funk Jr
Where did you train? Funkin conservatory
Style of wrestling? Old School
Favorite moves? Paul Orndorff elbow, Tully blanchard style slingshot suplex
Finishing moves? Magnetizer(3 way hart attack)
Notable ECWA feuds? O.C. Boys, Logan Brothers, Mega, Johnny Maxx
Favorite ECWA opponents? Logan Brothers, O.C. Boys, Fred Sampson/Chase Delmonte,Mega/Johnny Maxx
How long have you been in wrestling? Since 1996
What made you want to get into wrestling? Seeing Savage vs. Steamboat at WMIII
When did you join the ECWA? May 2004
How did you joining the ECWA come about? ECWA Hall of Famer Simon Diamond brought me to the attention of the ECWA.
What do you like about the ECWA? The way the company is run, the proffesional atmosphere in the locker room and the history of the company.
What do you think about the ECWA fans? They are extremely passionate about who they like and don't like and they are very loyal to the ECWA.
What have been your favorite ECWA moments? My first match in 2004 against Johnny Maxx and the formation and development of the Chick Magnets in the past year with all the matches and feuds we have had. Also our HUGE win against Mega in Oct.
How did your "Chick Magnet" character come about? Mozart, Brian, Hightower and I decided we wanted to take the ECWA by storm and our formal bowtie look is to remind all the ladies in the crowd who the hottest six man unit in the world is.
What is your "Chick Magnet" character all about? It's all about showing off. Doing whatever it takes to show the ECWA fans that when we are in the room there aint nothing else goin on.
Your thoughts on the current state of the wrestling business? It's rough out there.
Favorite Food? Chicken Cutlets, Steak, shrimp
Favorite music? Rock,Old school rap, Hair nation on sirius
Favorite band/artist? Kiss ( I have a Kiss tattoo on my left calf)
Favorite color? Light Blue
Favorite sports team? The Greatest team EVER the NY Yankees
Favorite athlete? Paul O'neill
Favorite wrestlers? Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, Kurt Angle , Shawn Michaels.
Favorite TV shows? Transformers, A-team , Knight Rider
Favorite movies? Any Scorcese film (including the upcoming"The Departed" that I was an extra in),Star Wars Films, Batman Begins
Favorite actor? Pacino
Favorite actress? Brigitte Fonda
What sports do you like to watch? Baseball, Football
What sports do you like to play? Basketball,Wiffel ball
What hobbies do you have? I collect Kiss stuff, acting a bit also
What do you do in your spare time? Watch movies,relax
What kind of work outside wrestling to you do? Acting,Voice work to name some
Who have been your biggest inspirations? My Father, and people who follow thier dreams.
What are your aspirations (professional & personal)? To wrestle in MSG and have the chick magnets rise to the top in the ECWA.To achive all the goals I set for myself