The Aerial Assasin can be found in Ultimate Wrestling. A former member of the tag team New Era, Maze is currently dazzling crowds with TLC matches against his ex-tag team partner, Justin Cruze.
Maze, can you tell us a little about yourself? Sure thanks for the interview. I am an Independent Pro Wrestler from Upstate NY, but now living in Pensacola Fl. I have been wrestling for about 8 years and I also would like to get into acting so if there are any casting directors or agents out there shoot me an email.
So do you enjoy wrestling? I guess you could say that, I have been watching wrestling ever since I could remember, and it is an honor to be able to perform in front a live crowd every month.
What do you dislike about wrestling? What I do not like about wrestling especially in WWE is all the drawn out story line, lets get to the wrestling, I mean thats what the fans want to see. I also do not like all the politics and back stabbing that goes on.
Who is your favorite opponent? I would have to say that my favorite opponent would be that idiot Cruze.
What is New Era? New Era is a tag team that Cruze and I formed when we started in the wrestling business. Cruze was my friend and my tag team partner, which we have won numerous tag team titles, but Cruze runs his mouth to much.
Have we seen the end of New Era? I don’t know if Cruze keeps up his crap, probably not, but you never can tell in the wrestling world.
How did you break into wrestling? Well I first started in Gulf Breeze and Adrian Streets wrestling school, but that didn’t turn out so good, so we had the opportunity to go to the P.W.A(Pensacola Wrestling Alliance) and catch a show and Bobby Doll offered to train us. The rest is history.
What has been you biggest wrestling related injury? To be honest with you I have never(knock on wood) been seriously hurt, I do have a defect in my back that down the road will need to be fused. Thats about it.
Who are some of your good friends in wrestling? Well, Bobby Doll, Nick Vortex, Jerry Reiner, Jester McCain, Kiel Sasso, Kornbred, really there are to many to list. I am loved by all..just kidding, but really I am.
Is there any wrestling promotions you refuse to work for? Yes, there is promotion that is called Southern Pro Wrestling, that are not my cup of tea.
Who are your wrestling idols? I would have to Rey Mysterio of old(wcw days) and Chris Benoit, Rodrick Strong, and some of the Ring of Honor guys.
After hearing that Chris Benoit may have had brain damage from hits to the head, does cause any concern among wrestlers? We are in control of what goes on with our bodies, so we have the decision weather or not to use a chair in a match or not.
What are your thoughts on steroids? If used correctly and not abused, I have no problem with them.
When you were younger, what wrestling did you watch? I watched WWE. Me and my brother would emulate the Rockers.
Do you have any acting aspirations? Oh yeah, that is really what I want to be doing in the next few years. I am just so intrigued with the way movies are made.
What was your favorite wrestling angle as a performer? Probably most of the stuff with the undertaker back them.
What are your thoughts on the old PWA? The PWA days are some of the best days of my wrestling career.
What do you think about Bobby Doll? I pretty much owe Bobby Doll everything, he took a chance on two green dicks, and gave us the tools to get where we are today, Bobby is a great guy in every sense of the word.
How frustrated do you get when promoters short you on pay when they have small crowds? It depends if the show is just a short drive and I like the show and the promoters then I don’t mind, but if I am told that I will be paid something and the crowed is good and I get stiffed then I am pissed.
Would you rather work in front of a small crowd of excited people or a big quiet crowd? Why? It really depends, I have wrestled in front of 3000 people before and it was such a rush I didn’t care how loud they were, but then I have wrestled in front of small crowed that made you feel like there was thousands it really doesn’t matter to me, I guess all in all I would just like a loud crowed that is into the show.
Would you rather work with a “legend” who isn’t very talented in the ring, or a nobody who is excellent in the ring? Why? Again that is one of those questions that could go either way, with wrestling a legend you have something to put on your resume saying that you worked a legend and that will make you look good, and then you could work a nobody that is really good and that will make your match possible the match of the night, that works as well. I guess it just depends on the people you are in the ring with ya know.
Is there anything you would like to talk about or promote? I just want to promote Ultimate Wrestling, I feel they have a good thing going, but just need a bit better guidance. I also want to promote that I am taking on any body that would like to train, I have a fair price with payment plans and a fun training environment.
What has been your biggest opponent? Probably the time that New Era feuded with the Black Sheep, for the belts, close second or possibly tied is the Backyard Boyz
What are your favorite websites on the net? I have a few, MySpace, GulfCoastWrestling.com and wrestling news world, and NinjaPimp.com
What are your signature moves called? I have on called step ahead, I have one called the Daley Star, and Simply Amazing.
Is there anything you would like to say in closing? I would like to say to the fans, please come out and support your local Indy wrestling, because with the fans us wrestlers are nothing.
Well, thanks for your time. Thank you for taking the time to interview me. Remember it is always out with the old and in with the better half of New Era!