Superstar Spotlight

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



  By: Josh Martin

     He has been given the name of “Pit Bull” here in the ECWA. Young Tim Richards is getting better with every appearance in the ring, so much so that the managers in the ECWA are starting to take a look at this tough grappler. He blends different styles of wrestling together while performing which keeps his opponents off guard. Perhaps his biggest asset and weakness blends together too, which is his tremendous bitterness. If you ever talk to this guy, he is an angry young man and he doesn’t mind taking it out on his opponents. The bitterness has been a dual edge sword for this tough competitor. The bitterness brings out an aggression in him that makes him unpredictable and dangerous. However, the bitterness works against him sometimes causing him to make mistakes. One thing is for sure. The “Pit Bull” Tim Richards is getting better day by day and the fans will be seeing a more polished and aggressive Richards in the weeks and months to come. I had the opportunity to pose some questions to this young star. I hope you enjoy.

Ring Name? "The Pit Bull" Tim Richards

Height? 5' 6”

Weight? 185 lbs

Character hails from? San Diego, CA

Birthdate? (month & day) Oct. 22

Years Pro? Almost 2 years

Trained by? Jim Kettner and the ECWA roster

Where did you train? In the ECWA

Style of wrestling? Mostly brawling, with some high flying and technical thrown in

Favorite moves? Moonsault, facewash, and my left fist

Finishing moves? Shining wizard

Notable ECWA feuds? I've had my run ins with the Green Team, as well as Cha Cha Chance, and a couple others

Favorite ECWA opponents? Ace Darling and Mike Tobin in a 5- way earlier this year

How long have you been in wrestling? About 2 years now

What made you want to get into wrestling? I have always been a fan and dedicate it to my grandfather who used to watch with me when I was growing up

When did you join the ECWA? A little more then 2 years ago

How did you joining the ECWA come about? I was doing ring crew when we were given the chance of a lifetime

What do you like about the ECWA? I love everything about the ECWA. It is a special place where the fans are sincere with an amazing locker room

What do you think about the ECWA fans? I've said it before, the ECWA fans are the best. They will let you know what they think of you without thinking twice. But, when it's all over, they are genuine, great people

What have been your favorite ECWA moments? Every time Oh La La falls up the steps, fights a door or any other intimate object gets the better of him. Also, all of the spotlights for Ace.

How did the Tim Richards character come about? I was training one day and Jim Kettner said I looked like a pit pull with how i was moving around

What is the Tim Richards character all about? The Tim Richards character is me first and foremost. I am a guy that will keep fighting no matter what I'm facing. Like a pit bull I am a non stop, get by any way, gum on the bottom of the shoe, won't stay down type of guy

Your thoughts on the current state of the wrestling business? Ehhh.... It has been kinda stale, but I believe that everything comes and goes in cycles, so I think it will pick back up sooner then later

Favorite Food? Chicken Parm

Favorite music? If you look at my ipod it looks like 5 different people listen to it. I love it all, put I would have to put hard rock / metal as my favorite

Favorite band/artist? Tough one to call I'd say Nine Inch Nails or Slipknot

Favorite color? Black and Red

Favorite sports team? Phillies, Flyers, Ravens

Favorite athlete? Bret Farve

Favorite wrestlers? Ric Flair, Matt Hardy, William Regal, Great Muta, Tijiri, Bret Hart, Chris Jericho. Hiro Matsuda

Favorite TV shows? besides wrestling, Dirty Jobs, Ghost Hunters, Scrubs

Favorite movies? Shaun of the Dead, Jurassic Park, all of the Marvel movies, and horror movies

Favorite actor? Ryan Renyolds

Favorite actress? Scarlett Johanson

What sports do you like to watch? baseball football, hockey, indoor lacrosse UFC

What sports do you like to play? football, paint ball every now and again, and some basketball every now again

What hobbies do you have? drag racing

What do you do in your spare time? listen to music, driving around, try to stay active

What kind of work outside wrestling to you do? food service

What are your aspirations (professional & personal)? I just want to be better at whatever I do in life