Superstar Spotlight

A monthly in depth look at the ECWA performers by Josh Martin

by Josh Martin

     To say Rob Eckos is a major player in the ECWA is an understatement. He is 1/2 of the Valedictorians (along with Billy Bax), and holds the distinction of being the longest reigning Tag Team Champions in the promotions history ever to hold those titles. He is an accomplished singles wrestler as well and his skills doing promo work is fantastic. He was inducted into the ECWA Hall of Fame on December 2, 2006. His feuding with his younger brother Dan in the ECWA during the past year has caused Rob to up his game in the squared circle like never before. His work is crisp and his attitude is aggressive. Whether he is performing in singles competition, tag team warfare or doing promo work, the ECWA fans are assured that they are watching one of the greatest performers to come through the new generation ranks of the promotion. I had the opportunity to sit down with Rob Eckos and pose several questions to him. I hope you enjoy!

Ring Name? Rob Eckos

Height? 5' 10"

Weight? 198 lbs.

Character hails from? Alpine, NJ

Birthdate? (month & day) 10/01/83

Years Pro? 6

Style of wrestling? Keeping opponents on ground, working down the body

Favorite moves? Superkick, commencement (w/Bax), top rope hurrancanrana

Finishing moves? Superkick

Notable ECWA feuds? With the Heavyweights, SAT's, Inferno & Ruffhouse Rivera & The Logan Brothers

Favorite ECWA opponents? SAT's, Logans, Ace darling and Crowbar

How long have you been in wrestling? 6 years

What made you want to get into wrestling? Have always like it since I was young, knew I was put here to do this since a young age...

When did you join the ECWA? July 02

How did you joining the ECWA come about? I sent a tape to Jim Kettner and also had a few good words put into him from my friend George (RIP) who is originally who told me the ECWA is the place to be if I want to get anywhere in wrestling.

What do you like about the ECWA? The atmosphere is awesome, the fans are great, and it is the best locker room for sure..

What do you think about the ECWA fans? They are very loyal to the company and follow everything very closely.

What have been your favorite ECWA moments? Winning the tag team titles w/Bax, winning the tag team titles for a second time with Bax, being inducted into the ECWA Hall of Fame, TLC match with the SAT's.

How did the Valedictorian character come about? Jim Kettner had me and Bax teaming together and we needed something, he called us with the idea, we loved it........the rest is history..

What is the Valedictorian-Rob Eckos character all about? It's about me being smart, I am very smart, the character shows it...

Your thoughts on the current state of the wrestling business? Wish more people loved wrestling...

Favorite Food? Shrimp scampi

Favorite music? Hip Hop

Favorite band/artist? Snop Dog and Dr. Dre

Favorite color? Gold

Favorite sports team? New York Knicks

Favorite athlete? Rob Eckos

Favorite wrestlers? Christian, Shawn Michaels, Hiro Matsuda

Favorite TV shows? the OC, Friends

Favorite movies? Major League, Billy Madison, Men at Work, Menace to Society, Boyz in the Hood..

Favorite actor? Adam Sandler, Vince Vaughn

Favorite actress? Jenisfer Aniston

What sports do you like to watch? If I have time to watch tv I suppose football is what can keep me occupied..

What sports do you like to play? Basketball or baseball w/ friends is cool...

What hobbies do you have? Working out, hanging out with my girlfriend, and I go to school full time for physical education and am trying to finish that up...

What do you do in your spare time? Workout, anything with my girlfriend (the movies, dinner, a club)...

What kind of work outside wrestling to you do? Fulltime student and work at a gym...

Who have been your biggest inspirations? Professionally I would like to go where everyone else would like to go, the WWE, its a dream I want to come true, and think will come true....