D-Ray 3000 (Don Crisis) Interview D-Ray 3000, Don Crisis
D-Ray, how are you doing today?
I’m good. I am just doing my thing! I’m kicking everybody and they momma to sleep!
How did you get your start in wrestling? Who trained you?
I started training with the Canadian Destroyer when I was 16! I started wrestling when I was 18. The day after my first match the Canadian Destroyer past away. (Sept. 10, 2000)
Where are you working now-a-days?
Lately I’ve been wrestling in the mid-west and Canada.
Didn’t you first start wrestling as Crisis? Why did you change your name? I remember seeing you in 2001 when you were still kinda knew to the wrestling scene.
Yeah when I started I was Don Crisis. I own that name. When I started with TNA, they told me I looked like Andre 3000. I don’t look a damn thing like him, but hey… what ever works. So they told me to think of something 3000. They told me that I better have a new name within a few hours. I didn’t know where to start. Anyway, I was walking back to the locker room talking to myself. “Something 3000, Something 3000.” I walked into Christopher Daniels, he asked me what I was doing. I told him that the office wanted me to come up with a name involving “3000.” So the first thing he said was D-Ray!! I said ok, thanks. I went back to Jeremy Borash and I said, “how about D-Ray 3000?” He said ok, great. Later that night D-Ray 3000 was born.
What was it like wrestling in TNA?
It was great! I had a good time there. I have no other feeling. I was making a living doing what you love!
What was your fondest match or angle in TNA?
It would have to be the time me and the Shark wrestled Glen Gilberti and Johnny Swinger. Earlier that day me and the shark ran around the park doing promo’s. They painted my face like a shark and I wrestled like that. It was a good match, but it was a dark match so only the crowd in the arena saw it.
Can you tell us about the ‘fro? How long have you had one? We love it.
I just got lazy and I just stop cutting it, My hair just kind of turned into a gimmick. I’ve had the ‘fro since 2000.
Have you seen our website www.Afro-Squad.com? What do you think of it?
Of course I have. I am a regular. You guys have a really cool website! You gotta respect the ‘fro.
We’d like to make you an honorary member of the Afro-Squad. Is that cool by you?
Oh yeah. I’m down! AfroSquad D-Ray 3000. I like the sound of the SnowMan.
Who are your favorite wrestling opponents?
Wow, that’s a hard one to answer. I’ve had so many good matches with so many good wrestlers! It would take me a few days to single out one person.
Who are the biggest names that you wrestled?
Terry Funk, Brian Christopher. Damn, I wrestled a lot of big names. I can’t remember them all.
What do you think of all the controversy in wrestling about drugs?
Drugs have always been around wrestling. The media has nothing better to talk about right now. I guess drugs in baseball ,people in the movies and music is getting boring.
What wrestlers do you look up to?
I’ve always looked up to Keiji Mutoh, Randy Savage and Curt Henning.
What would you like to do with your career in the next five years?
Hey like any other wrestler, I would like to make it back to the big time! WWE, TNA, Japan… it is all good.
What do you see yourself doing after you retire?
I don’t know, but I will be involved with wrestling in some kind of way.
Would you ever work as a promoter or booker?
Never say never.
Thanks for your time and good luck in your career.