Aspen Faith is a guy you might not know too much about if you’re not familiar with Wrestlezone so this is where we fix all that. Questions, answers, information, the whole lot. Have a look. Learn some things. Come away from the whole experience enriched. So here it is. An interview with Aspen Faith.
Usual opener that I occasionally dingy cause it can be quite boring, but since a lot of people might be new to you, it might be more relevant. So fuck it. We’ll give it a go. How did you get into wrestling and what made you pursue it as a career?
This is probably going to be a really generic, boring answer but I don’t know any other way of saying it so here we go! Wrestling has pretty much been the only consistent thing for me, I tried music, being in a band, that went horribly. I wasn’t very good. I skateboarded for a long time but never got good enough to really do anything, but wrestling’s always been that one thing that I’ve been into and I always wanted to do, so when I had my chance I grabbed it and never looked back.
You mainly perform up north with Wrestlezone being your main promotion. So tell us a wee bit about the scene up there, and Wrestlezone in particular. What’s gonnae make lazy bastards like myself bus it to Aberdeen for a show one day?
WrestleZone is a very much sports entertainment based company, think 80s WWE with the bright colourful characters. It’s probably different in that way from a lot of places, the matches are much more based on storytelling (so you’re probably not going to be seeing many head drops haha) and the shows have stories spanning months, even years. I’d say they definitely pride themselves on having well thought out character work and storylines and that’s the main selling point. That’s not to say the action isn’t good, it’s great, and there’s a wide variety of styles on show. As it stands WrestleZone runs shows from as far up as Fraserburgh down to places like Arbroath so they’ve got a lot of area covered.
I’d say if there’s any people out there curious then your best bet is to grab a ticket to the Aberdeen Anarchy show on May 23rd this year. The event takes place in Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom. The past two years they’ve filled that place out with 1200+ people and it’s always been a great show. The culmination of the year I guess.
And besides we come down to Glasgow so it’s only fair
You made you Discovery and ICW:Spacebaws debuts last weekend. How did you feel the shows and matches went?
I thought they went well, really enjoyed both shows, Discovery was a new company, new location, new crowd, new opponents, new everything. So that was a lot of fun. And well, Spacebaws and ICW in general is a whole other beast. The atmosphere is amazing in that crowd, so to be in the ring this time was great and Solar is great so that was a bonus to be in with him for the first match there. As for the matches, I think they went well yeah, I enjoyed them at least, obviously there’s bits and pieces I’m not happy with but I never am completely happy! You’ll be able to tell me more than anyone how the match at Spacebaws came across seeing as you were there watching.
More background for those who might not know much about you. Tell us a wee bit about your character, and how you adapt it for different promotions?
In the beginning there was much more of a hippie vibe to the whole thing, that’s all but gone now, well apart from the hair, that’s the only lasting evidence of that. Nowadays I’m more of an extension of myself and as everyone always says me turned up to 11. I’m a technician in the ring, a hard hitter, mix in some overly convoluted moves, a lot of pink, and a curly moustache and you’ve pretty much got my style. Character wise I’m an over confident, mouthy, idiot I guess haha. Didn’t get to see much of that at Spacebaws but I hope it’ll come with time.
Who do you look up to in wrestling? If you had to pick someone that you look up to and aspire to, who would it be?
Can’t pick one specific but I’ll give a list instead, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, William Regal, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Chris Hero, Dean Ambrose, Sami Callihan, Kenny Omega, I could go on but I shall leave it there for now!
Why do you love wrestling? What makes it special in your eyes?
Wrestling is the greatest form of entertainment ever to have existed. It’s as simple as that for me, it has everything, drama, action, humour, it plays with emotions, it strings you along on a journey with everyone else in whatever hall or arena it takes place in. And for me it’s when I’m at my happiest.
What are your ultimate goals in wrestling, and how close are you to those goals presently?
Ultimate goal is WWE, but I’m no where near that just yet. Maybe one day but I’d say I have a long way to go until then. Along the way I set wee goals for myself, the last one was to work a Spacebaws show, and the current one is to work outside of Scotland, so we’ll see how that goes!
Any matches of yours you’d recommend people check out?
If you can get a hold of any of the DVDs then my match with Crusher Craib from WZ Halloween Hijinx is one that I really enjoyed myself, the rematch of that went up online this week so that’s another one to have a watch of that here.
Oh and whenever it goes up on demand, check out myself vs Solar from Spacebaws!
Last but not least. Tell us anything. Anything you want. Unless its some sort of hateful slur. Anything other than hateful slurs. You might want to pass on yer social media details, or cut a promo on someone. Whatever. The floor is yours.
You can find me on all your social medias:
Facebook – /theaspenfaith
Twitter – @theaspenfaith
Instagram – theaspenfaith
Of course it was completely pointless writing that all out seeing as they’re all the same but aye. Also if you have a short attention span and don’t want to watch whole matches then here’s a shorter showreel
Cheers to Aspen for the interview. Talented guy. Check him out at a wrestling ring near you.