Harry Pane Interview
Ring Name: Harry Pane
Date of Birth: September 9th 1997
Height: 5ft 10inches
Birthplace: Whitechapel, East London
Debut: January 2019
Trained by: Greg Burridge and Garry Vanderhorne at the London School of Lucha Libre
Finisher: Sudden Death Kick
Homepage: @HarryPaneProWrestler on Facebook, @harrypane_pw on Instagram, @HarryPane10 on Twitter.
- Let me thank you for doing this interview for the "Pro Wrestling Interview Series Tour 2021".
Thanks for giving me my first ever interview I hope it’s interesting enough for your readers.
- When and how did you get into Pro wrestling?
My brother first got me into wrestling when I was about 4 years old I think when we used to play WWF Smackdown on his PlayStation 1. I always picked The Rock and he always picked Stone Cold Steve Austin and used to always beat me with him so I used to actually hate Austin when I was a kid unlike everyone else just because he always beat me up on Smackdown. I couldn’t watch WWF live at home as a kid because we didn’t have Sky but I used to watch my brothers Videos of PPV’s like Rock Bottom In Your House and King Of The Ring 2000. Anyway by 2008 we had Sky Sports and I would go in and out of watching wrestling regularly. I became more of a hardcore fan when I was about 16. By the time I was finishing college I realised there was nothing I was passionate about that I could pursue. The only thing that interested me was wrestling. I found a school in Brixton in 2018 and a few weeks later I heard about this place called Lucha Britannia in East London right near me.
- Do you have any previous experience with martial arts from before you became a wrestler or other sports you did?
I knew pretty much as soon as I had my first training sessions that this was what I wanted to do with my life. I used to only be able to train once a week due to work and I would always be counting down till my next session. It would give me a massive high. Then I found out about the London School of Lucha Libre which had more sessions that I could attend and was closer to home. My first training session there was mental. The warm up was like a giant rave party with everyone screaming there heads of. Everyone was so welcoming as well and the London School of Lucha Libre became like my second home.
- Can you still recall your first training sessions?
I had about 6 months of training in kickboxing at ju jitsu but I don’t can’t even remember much of it now and I don’t think it’s really influenced my wrestling. Football on the other hand I still play every week and as you can tell has influenced my wrestling aha. I also used to go to an outdoor activity centre as a kid where I would do kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and mountain biking so I was always been an active child.
- How do you remember your first match, what was the feedback and what experience did you take from it?
My first match was a 3 on 1 handicap match against Ray Presto. We did football style rules but it was before we had figured out how to really execute it properly and the match was far to long. As we’ve gained more experience we’ve got more and more into the characters and smoothed out the use of the gimmick but we still have a lot to improve on. One of the biggest takeaways I’ve had is that not every match needs to be an epic 20 minute plus classic. A good show needs variety and not drag on or you’ll burn your audience out.
- Do you have a ‚dream opponent‘ you want to fight above all others?
We were actually supposed to wrestle Pretty Deadly before the pandemic happened. They’re now NXT UK champions so it’s great for them but disappointing that we didn’t get to mix it up with a tag team of they’re skill but hopefully down the line we can get that match. If I had to say one tag team above all other that we could fight I’d love to have a match with the New Day. They’ve been consistently one of the most entertaining things on WWE for almost 7 years now and the clash of characters would be amazing.
- I saw photo with an championshipbelt, which one is/was it?
Yes those are the London Lucha League Tag Team Championships which as of today Evan Lee United as used the freebird rule to hold for 623 days. Some people will say that is only because of the COVID-19 and having not wrestled since March 2020. We call them haters ?
- Do you have/ had any Wrestling idols Or Childhoodheroes?
So as you may of guessed I loved The Rock as a kid Theres no one like him and I still love watching his promos back and seeing the energy and he bought and charisma he oozed. I was also a massive fan of RVD growing up and how cool and innovative his style was. When I got back into wrestling when I was older it was Dean Ambrose/Jon Moxley during his shield days that I really connected to. He wasn’t as powerful and well groomed as Roman and he didn’t have a high flying flashy offence like Seth but he was unhinged and scrappy and there was a bit of myself that I felt like I could relate to. Outside of wrestling you might think I really like Harry Kane due to my name. I’m actually a massive arsenal fan and Thiery Henry was my hero growing up.
- What are you doing when you not stand inside the ring?
Cliche but football. Especially without wrestling at the minute football is my release whether playing every Saturday morning or watching the Euros. Along with that trying to cram in Gym sessions after work and watching anime and the new Marvel series on Disney Plus so that would be Loki at the minute.
- When a booker or company from your Country or around the world will book you , where can they contact you?
Anyone wanting to book me can message me on my socials. They can also email a guy who looks a lot like me on email@example.com
- Thank you very much for your time- I wish you much success at your next event´s .Thank you for your time! Stay well! Stay safe!And do you have some words for your fans at the end?
Evan Lee United is taking everything to the next level. We’re coming back stronger and better. We’ll make sure the whole British wrestling scene know who we are. And after that who knows. Maybe an international tour?