Interview with Jayel Cotto
Ring name: Jayel Cotto
Date of birth: 12/5/1989
Birth place: Bronx, Ny
Debut: November 21 2015
Trained by: Johnny Rodz
Finishers/ Signature Moves: Eat Defeat, Sidekick, Belly to Belly Suplex
When and why did you decide that you wanted to be a wrestler yourself?
Wrestling was always my dream when I was younger. My first match I ever watched was Shawn Michaels vs the British Bulldog for the international title. Wrestling was always on my mind when I was younger but since I was too young and too poor I decided to practice the art of Tae Kwon Do instead. I was a 2x Grand Champion. After I was old enough I joined wuw and the rest is history.
Do you remember your first training session and who trained you so far? My first training was with Johnny Rodz in the world of unpredictable wrestling at gleason's world famous boxing gym. First day of training was tough I remember having to train with someone we call medic X he taught me my bumps. By the end of training my elbows were bruised and bloodied after 100+ bumps, my back was bruised, and left with a black eye. But it was all worth it!
How do you recall your first match? And what was it like to wrestle in front of an live crowd for the first time? My first match was pretty good, surprisingly. I had to wrestle against the talented and TNA’s MJ Jenkins and Karen Q in a triple threat match so I had a lot of help! It was very nerve wracking wrestling in front of a live crowd but once I got in that ring all the nerves went away and I felt proud!
Do you have Pro Wrestling idols, maybe people who have influenced your in-ring style? Or Childhood heroes? Shawn Michaels, Kurt Angle, Eddie Guerrero, Jacqueline, and so many more. But to choose one it would definitely be Shawn Michaels. He was the one wrestler who spoke to me when I watched him. He was a small fish in a pond full of sharks and he kept up with them and proved that he belonged just as much as the big Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giants. He was way ahead of his time.
Did you have matches that will always stay a highlight for you? One match vs Willow Nightingale will always stick with me. It was our second match together but this was a bit different. At that moment with the story we told was something special to me. That was the very moment that I actually believed that I surpassed myself as a wrestler and as a performer. It came natural to me at that moment and I felt very good about it.
Let´s say you can pick any 3 opponents (male and female) for an Fatal Four Way Match who would that be and why? I would choose Asuka, Mia Yim, and shayna Baszler. I grew up practicing the art of Tae Kwon Do so naturally I love to fight and these women are tough! We would tear the house down!
Can you tell us an interesting funny or thrilling road story? I remember this story because I hope it never happens again! One time driving to New York City I got there about 12pm to train. Now if anyone has ever drove to New York City you would know that there isn't a lot of parking. My boyfriend, friend and I parked Farley far. I stood there til closing time which was about 10pm that night and we walked towards the car and while we were walking we were making jokes imagining the car was towed there would be no way back home. Once we got there…. Yep, the car was gone. It was towed! That night was a serious nightmare. We had to stay overnight til our car was ready to be released the next day. I would never wish this upon anyone!
When a booker or company from your Country or around the world will book you where can they contact you?
They can contact me through my email: JayelCotto@gmail.com or through social media.
Is there anything else you would like to let the World Wrestling Fans and your fans know?
I just hope that I can put smiles on fans faces and hope that I can entertain them as much as possible. Never forget Jayel Cotto.