A monthly in depth look at the ECWA performers by Josh Martin
By: Josh Martin
A little more than a year ago a bright young superstar from North Jersey made his way to the ECWA to take a look around to see if he liked what he saw. He was looking for a place that had good competition and amazing fans. After one show, Travis Blake was proud to join the ECWA roster on a full time basis. Since his debut, Travis has steadily climbed the ratings ladder and the fans get behind more and more with every match. He brings a great amount of energy and experience to the roster and always turns in a great performance. It seems to be a matter of time before this young star has some kind of gold around his waist here in the ECWA. I had an opportunity to pose several questions to Travis so fans could get to know him a little better. I hope you enjoy!
Ring Name? Travis Blake
Height? 5' 11"
Character hails from? Point Pleasant, NJ
Birthdate? (month & day) April, 28th
Years Pro? 8
Trained by? Kevin Knight, Biggie Biggs, and Rapid-Fire Maldonado
Where did you train? IWA and IWF
Style of wrestling? Technical
Favorite moves? Rocker-dropper, spin-kick
Finishing moves? Texas Cloverleaf submission
Notable ECWA feuds? Frederick of Hollywood
Favorite ECWA opponents? Frederick of Hollywood
How long have you been in wrestling? 8 years
What made you want to get into wrestling? I started watching wrestling in 1992 and I was hooked. After the first TV show I saw I told myself "that's what I'm going to do when I grow up".
When did you join the ECWA? about 1 year ago
How did you joining the ECWA come about? People told me good things about the ECWA for quite some time and when I finally came down and saw a show for myself I knew I had to join
What do you like about the ECWA? the positive competition
What do you think about the ECWA fans? AMAZING!
What have been your favorite ECWA moments? My ECWA debut and recent open challenge title shot... My favorite moments not involving myself would be Mr Ooh La La vs the door
How did the Travis Blake character come about? I'm not a character, I'm just being myself
What is the Travis Blake character all about? Standing up and doing what you've always wanted, don't let the world pass you by. As clique as it sounds you really can be whatever you want to be in life
Your thoughts on the current state of the wrestling business? Everything has it's ups and downs... wrestling may be on a down cycle for the time being, but it will eventually catch on and come back up again
Favorite Food? Pasta
Favorite music? Rock
Favorite band/artist? Alkaline Trio
Favorite color? yellow
Favorite sports team? I don't have one
Favorite athlete? Michael Jordan
Favorite wrestlers? Owen Hart, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Mike Rotundo, Jim Neidhart, Marty Jannetty, Sean Waltman, Razor Ramon, Al Snow, Ted Dibiase, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blachard, Magnum TA, Dean Malenko, Brian Pillman, Davey Boy Smith, Rick Martel, Michael Hayes, Aldo Montoya, Curt Hennig, Chris Candito, Tom Brandi, Marc Mero, Jimmy Garvin, Double J, William Regal, and plenty of others, including Hiro Matsuda!
Favorite TV shows? Two and a half men, How I met your mother
Favorite movies? Back to the Future
Favorite actor? Christopher Lloyd
Favorite actress? Jenny McCarthy
What sports do you like to watch? I don't really sit and watch sports
What sports do you like to play? soccer and basketball
What hobbies do you have? I collect stamps, but other than that I don't have many hobbies outside wrestling
What do you do in your spare time? travel
What are your aspirations (professional & personal)? I'll let everyone know when I figure that out myself! :)