The Ten Count With Phil Stamper

The Ten Count With Phil Stamper

By Matt Classic

1. How did you get started in pro wrestling?
Was a fan as a child and knew it was something I wanted to get into. So, I started by learning the business, researching and working in the back, before getting trained. I wanted to know what I was getting into.

2. How did you hear about and get involved with AIWF Wrestling?
Actually, AIWF reached out to me. Fortunately, I had a decent reputation through good work at other places to be recognized and brought in.

3. What are some memorable moments in your pro wrestling career?
I’ve worked for companies in five countries; The first time I worked in another country (Canada); Wrestling inside the ECW Arena.

4. What is your entrance music and what made you choose that?
In a slight remix of ‘Howlin’ For You’ by The Black Keys. It just seemed to fit.

5. Who has been your toughest opponent?
In AIWF, I would absolutely say Ooga Bouga. My only singles match loss. He’s a 450 lbs. mass of humanity…who had some jerkface wanna be ref as his “interpreter”. BAH!

6. If you could wrestle anyone you haven’t in a match who would you wrestle and why?
Wow. That’s a big question. Someone I could watch hours of tape on is Eric Embry. I’ve always thought highly of Bob Backlund. Hurricane Helms would be fun. There’s tons of people on the independents, but I’m always up for a new challenge.

7. How far is the farthest you have every traveled to Wrestle?
It was something like 12 or 14 hours one way to Canada.

8. What do you think about when you are alone in your car?
It varies with what’s going on – the next match, a new promo, film work, family, a new project, lol – wondering about the car itself.

9. Any pre or post match rituals you partake in?
Why would I give you or anyone else any of my secrets!?

10. If you could ask anyone in wrestling one question, what would it be?
I would probably ask Jonathan Bradshaw Layfield some investment advice! Wouldn’t you?