With Aberdeen Anarchy X coming up in a few weeks, we’ll have a few interviews up on the site with some of the stars featured on the show.
We talked to another of Andy Wild’s Tri-Counties Championship challengers in Zach Dynamite, who I should probably introduce as the greatest and soon to be two-time Tri-Counties Champion.
What initially drew you in to professional wrestling?
So what initially drew me into pro wrestling was a friend of mine who watched wrestling and he showed me a match with Shawn Michaels vs Kurt Angle from WrestleMania and I fell in love with it from that point on.
Who were your favourite wrestlers growing up, and who are your favourites today? Have any of them influenced the way you wrestle?
My favourite wrestlers growing up were Shawn Michaels, Sting, Christian Cage and Edge. My favourite wrestlers today are AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura and Adam Cole. HBK was and is a big influence on my style of wrestling. I loved the mix of athleticism, showmanship and the way he sold throughout the match you believed everything he did. Right now I take a lot of inspiration from AJ Styles, Randy Savage and Edge.
What have been your favourite matches and opponents so far?
My favourite opponents have been Andy Wild, Damien and Aspen Faith as they are all tremendous wrestlers and brought the best out in me. My favourite matches so far have been the 20 minute Iron Man Match with Damien at the Cloverleaf Hotel in 2014. It was the end of our year long rivalry and we put everything we had in to the match. I also really liked the match I had with Shawn Johnson I had at Summerhill Showdown last year as well as the match I had with Andy Wild at Inverurie last year, and my personal favourite the Ladder Match at Aberdeen Anarchy last year.
You disappeared from wrestling in late 2014 due to injury before returning at Battle of the Nations 2016. Did you ever have any doubts about returning to the ring?
When I left in 2014 due to injury, for a while I truly thought I was done with wrestling but as time went on I started getting the itch to return. And when I saw all the hype for Aberdeen Anarchy 2016, that’s when I thought I need to return to what I love doing and that’s wrestling.
After being a wrestler for 7 years, you finally won your first taste of gold this past November by winning the WrestleZone Tri-Counties Championship from Aspen Faith. What was your reaction after picking up that massive victory?
When I won the Tri-Counties Title last year, it was for me vindication for all the hard work I put in those 7 years I had been doing it and was definitely a cool moment for me and I think it helped fans see me at a different level.
Your reign came to an end just two months later at the first show of 2018, and you turned on Bradley Evans to become a bad guy for the first time (correct me if I’m wrong there). Would you say you prefer being a good guy or a bad guy? Or do they each have their own pros and cons?
I much prefer being a bad guy. Each role has its pros and cons but I definitely think being a bad guy is more fun and grants much more freedom while performing.
At the start of the month, you debuted for Discovery Wrestling against The Kings of Catch. Like I asked Nathan North, how do you feel this match went?
Debuting at Discovery Wrestling was a really cool experience. It’s something I had wanted to do for a while and I feel like it went real well and myself and North had great opponents in The Kings of Catch.
Apart from that appearance at Discovery, you only compete for WrestleZone. Are there any promotions you feel you would blend in to?
I would like to return to Discovery Wrestling for sure but I would be happy to wrestle any where if the opportunity presents itself.
Apologies for mentioning this fact, but you haven’t always had the best of luck at Aberdeen Anarchy, currently sitting at a 2-1 record. Do you feel that this year’s edition will be your night?
Yeah I’m telling you now Aberdeen Anarchy X belongs to Zach Dynamite. It’s my year, I’m walking in #1 contender and I’m walking out the champ.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
In the next five years, I see myself wrestling for as many different promotions as I can and building my name in the wrestling world.
And finally, where can fans find you on social media?
Our thanks go to Zach Dynamite for taking the time to chat.
If you want to see Zach follow through on his word to become a two-time Tri-Counties Champion, Aberdeen Anarchy tickets are still available;
- ONLINE – www.aberdeenperformingarts.com
- IN-PERSON – His Majesty’s Theatre (located on Rosemount Viaduct) or The Lemon Tree (located on West North Street)
- TELEPHONE – 01224 641122