"Beautiful Nightmare" Charlie Kruel Interview - "If there was no AJ Lee, there would be no Charlie Kruel."
Ring name: "Beautiful Nightmare" Charlie Kruel
Date of birth: a long time ago.
Weight: 100 pounds of Kruelty.
Birth place: Indianapolis, IN
Debut: January 20th 2018 at the Jeffersonville ArenA in Jeffersonville, IN
Trained by: Rudy Switchblade, Aaron La Motta and Too Tuff Tony at Grindhouse Pro Wrestling
Finishers/Signature moves: The Kruel Reality and Kruel and Unusual Punishment
Homepage: Charlie Kruel
- Thank you so much for your time, we are always delighted to be able to introduce
talents for the "Pro Wrestling Interview Series Tour 2019".
- When and how did you get into Pro wrestling?
I first got into pro wrestling at a young age. My brothers and step dad were really into it at the time so I just naturally caught on. There love for it started to fade away once they got older, but mine never stopped. At 11-years-old I’ve had this dream. Most girls my age wanted to be a doctor, a teacher, a veterinarian, heck even a fairy princess.. but my mind was always set on one thing... Wrestling.
- Did you family and friends support your decission or were they rather sceptic?
Some were like my brothers, step dad, both of my uncles and mom but some were iffy or like “why do you want to do such a violent thing?” Or even said it was only going to be a “phase” and I would get over it by tomorrow. Which, I don’t blame them for thinking like that.. I used to never be able to make up my mind on anything.. I still can’t now! But no, wrestling was that love that I had that would never go away. Now, I have a supportive family and friends who loves to see me succeed. It’s a beautiful thing.
- Can you still recall your first training sessions?
My first training session.. a very nervous feeling. I was always shy and especially was then. I still remember it like it was yesterday, met people I look at as family like Zach Pittman, Freddie Hudson, Duke “The Nuke”, Big D and the list goes on. They all equally welcomed me so I felt comfortable. It was very breath taking though. That was also my very first time ever stepping foot in a wrestling ring. The love for it never ends.
- And what was it like to wrestle in front of an live crowd for the first time?Were you nervous?
Yes, very nervous.. but before I wrestled in front of crowds I managed in front of crowds to get experience and to help get my footing and the feel of being part of a wrestling show thanks to Jason Saint. The fans were ecstatic, right when I went out of the curtains the fans popped for me. Hearing my name being announced. It was and forever an amazing moment. Thank you “Amazing” Maria James for being that first opponent. You helped my experience be that much more... amazing.
- Do you have a ‚dream opponent‘ you want to fight above all others?
Everyone has their dream opponents and that usually is always Stephanie McMahon.. of course, why not?? She’s Stephanie freaking McMahon!! But, besides her I would have to go with Mia Yim who recently just this year signed with NXT and (rightfully) earned a WWE contract. I met her and did her seminar once in New Jersey at Battle Club Pro right before she went to be a contestant for the second time in the Mae Young Classic. She is a huge dream opponent of mine and I have high hopes and dreams that it will happen one day.
- Do you have Pro Wrestling idols, maybe people who have influenced your in-ring style? Or Childhoodheroes?
AJ Lee. I never hesitate when I get asked a question like that! She has influenced me in more ways than one. If there was no AJ Lee, there would be no Charlie Kruel. I put a lot of her into what I do in the ring without completely “ripping off” from her. Another one would be Jeff Hardy.. watching him do cool stuff in like every match always amazed me and always made me question “how in the world is this guy still alive?” So, I always believed he was immortal. Prove me wrong.. the dude is full of badassery.
- Wrestling Fans loves funny or thrilling road stories. Do you have one for us you can share?
Hmmm.. let me see... there’s a few I’m sure. Almost all of them though has to do with Jason Saint and Shane Mercer. I have traveled a lot with those guys and been to a few places with them. We were on our way to Cincinnati, OH (I believe) for Heroes and Legends Pro Wrestling.. during our ride to the show, Shane decided to ask me if I ever tried an ‘olive’ before.. I said no.. he said “then it’s time you did..” look, don’t ask me why but I believed this was an olive and it well.. wasn’t.. it was actually a Carolina Reaper pepper. One of the hottest peppers in the world actually. I put it in my mouth and immediately wanted to spit it out (obviously) they for some reason, some how made me eat the whole thing. Biggest mistake of my life.. almost. While they recorded me throwing up in my hands, watering eyes, scolding hot mouth and begging for water. Long story short.. they loveeee to pick on me. And that is one of many. Never making that mistake again.
- When a booker or company from your Country or arround the world will book you where can they contact you?
- Thank you ver much for your time, do you have some words for your fans?
Final words.. thank you for the undying love and support. You all are amazing in your own individual ways. See you all in 2019!! And thank you to Grindhouse and my trainers for believing in me and helping me grow more into this business! #BeautifulNightmare