Wednesday, December 31, 2008

8 Stupid Questions with JB Trask

Name: JB Trask
Years Pro: 23
Height: 6'
Weight: 220 lbs
Home town: Bloomington, MN
1. When and how did you get started in pro wrestling? I started training in my early teens with my uncle Kenny Jay. My camp was held in Kennys backyard, no ring or mats just the ground. Once in a while Kenny took me over to Verne Gagnes where he had a ring set up and I was able to work out in a ring. Around 1984 I got one of Vernes old rings and had it set up at my brothers where I trained with guys like Road Warrior Animal, The Warlord, Brady Boone Etc. Then in 1985 I sold the ring to Eddie Sharkey and went to his camp. That's when I actually started wrestling on shows. (Trask Vs Ken Anderson 2/18/04 First Ave)
2. Have you ever worked as a bartender? Yes. I went to the Minnesota School of Bartending and bartended at a couple different places.(Trask Vs Jaysin Vaine 10/12/03 MIW)
3. What advice would you give to someone who wanted to get into pro wrestling? I would say if they are really serious about a career in pro wrestling hit the gym and go to a legitimate wrestling school. Make sure the trainers have been around for a while and have actually worked with some of the big companies. If someone is just looking to work indy shows to impress their family and friends, Don't get into pro wrestling. ( Trask Vs Lenny Lane dog collar match from First Ave 6/23/04)
4. Do you remember that match you had with Jerry Lynn when you gave him a pile driver on a chair then a ddt that same chair and tried to break his knee with that same chair? To be honest I have wrestled Jerry so many times I'm pretty sure I did that more than once. (Trask Vs Jerry Lynn sometime around 1993. I didn't keep good notes back then.) Editors note-Trask will be wrestling Jerry Lynn once again on January 10th at the Northeast Armory for NLW.
5. You used to run your own promotion, NPW, what did you like most about being a promoter and what did you not like about it? Also, can I have one of your old NPW t-shirts? First off, yes I will get you an NPW T-shirt. What I liked best about being a promoter was giving the fans great shows that are still remembered today. I've been told by a few people that NPW is the reason they became involved in the business whether it was wrestling, refereeing, or promoting, etc. I still get asked to bring back NPW, I guess never say never. There wasn't really anything I didn't like about promoting, I did however have to deal with this other promoter that spent more time tearing down my posters and calling my venues rather than trying to put on better shows than me. (Trask Vs Nate Bash, Joey Envy and Kamikaze Klecker NPW 9/16/06)
6. What’s the difference between a wrist lock and a wristwatch? Hmmmm, I will have to think about this one more.(Trask with what maybe a wrist lock on Red Lightning 9/19/04)
7. Do you have any new year’s resolutions? No resolutions here. (Trask vs Estaban Molina 8/10/07 NPW)
8.Were you the WWE’s first choice for that carny guy? I wish, at least it would have been done right. (Trask as 'Last of the Great Carny's'12/08/07)

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