Tracy Wayne Gacy interview - Pro Wrestling Interview Series 2021
Tracy Wayne Gacy/ Tabitha Gray
Date of birth:
Long Island, NY
Finishers/ Signature Moves:
DDT, Diving Bulldog
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- Thank you so much for your time, we are always delighted to be able to introduce
talents for the "Pro Wrestling Interview Series Tour 2020".
- When and how did you get into Pro wrestling?
I first joined wrestling school in 2012. Wrestling had always been a passion of mine since I was a kid, but never seriously considered it for myself. I would go to live shows with my family and i remember as the years went on, pro wrestling was always a constant in my life. I was actually at a goth club in New York City with a few friends of mine one night and we were discussing a recent wrestling show. I had mentioned I had just stopped working retail, and was looking into joining a school and one of my friends told me he had been attending Fight The World Wrestling School in Queens, NYC and encouraged me to come to a class. After seeing how great the class was I decided to enroll in FTW’s Long Island school and immediately loved the environment and couldn’t wait to be apart of it.
- When you start in wrestling did you family and friends support your decission or were they rather sceptic?
Honestly, I kept it to myself for the first year because I was worried of people I knew trying to talk me out of it. I remember I would tell my parents I was going to the gym when I would go to class and they were surprised I ‘wanted to go work out all of a sudden’ haha. The friends I eventually did tell about it were really excited for me, as was my little brother. I was fortunate that he shared the same love for wrestling as I did, and really helped me to keep with it. When I come around and tell the rest of my family and friends, they were a bit skeptical and more so worried I would injure myself (which was fair honestly) but when they saw how happy it made me they supported me 100%.
- Can you still recall your first training sessions?
I remember my first few classes being so extraordinarily nervous that I immediately second guessed my choice to join. I’ve always been shy and introverted, and it can be admittedly difficult for me to put myself in situations where I’m out of my element. Luckily my trainers and the other students were super inviting and that helped me a lot in pushing myself past my comfort zone. Once I started to learn how to do bumps and running the ropes, it really helped my confidence in trying to learn new things and not be afraid of the learning process, despite being in front of a crowd of strangers. The first few months were tough for me, but i remember the moments when certain things began to click for me and I started to feel like I belonged there.
- And what was it like to wrestle in front of an live crowd for the first time?Were you nervous?
So nervous!! I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to valet before I had a match, so that was a nice way to ease into it I guess. I was always extremely shy so the first time in front of a crowd was an intense moment. My first match was is Long Island and a lot of my friends from my job at The Leaky Lifeboat came to support me. I remember sitting behind the curtain when my music hit, and kneeling down trying to gather my breathe and trying not to panic. Once I made it to the ring and walked by all my friends and saw how excited they all were for me it gave me the confidence I needed to push past my nerves. While I was wrestling I felt like I had been doing it forever, and hearing my name chanted behind me was really invigorating. It was simultaneously one the scariest and also most exciting moments I’ve experienced.
- Do you have a ‚dream opponent‘ you want to fight above all others?
I absolutely love Trish Stratus. When she came back she was as great as ever and if I ever got to work with her it would be a dream come true.
I also really love watching Becky Lynch in the ring. She incredibly talented and It would be amazing to be able to work with someone who is on the top of her field like that.
- Do you have Pro Wrestling idols, maybe people who have influenced your in-ring style? Or Childhoodheroes?
My absolute favorite wrestlers will always be Luna Vachon and Lita. I grew up watching them in the ring and they both helped me create who I imagined myself to be as a wrestler. Before my first match I sat home and studied footage of Luna and Lita to really try and absorb the energy they had, and the charisma and talent of those two women will always stand out to me.
- Wrestling Fans loves funny or thrilling road stories. Do you have one for us you can share?
I unfortunately haven’t traveled too much for wrestling, outside of NY and Florida lol. But I do remember one of my first locker rooms I was lucky enough to share with Balls Mahoney and he was sharing stories of his career for me and a few other students in the back. It was probably my third or fourth show and I was being shy and keeping to myself and I remember he asked me to join his group as they were talking. He shared some funny anecdotes and gave some words of wisdoms to me and the other kids. It was a really sweet moment and made me feel like part of the gang, and I think about that a lot whenever I feel like I’m out of place. It was great to have someone who is legend be so down to earth and treat you as an equal, especially when I was so new to everything.
- When a booker or company from your Country or around the world will book you , where can they contact you?
Tracywaynegacy@yahoo.com or on Twitter at Tracywaynegacy
- Thank you very much for your time, do you have some words for your fans?
Your life can be as great as you make it. Don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t do something, and always keep your dreams alive. There’s always going to be a lot of haters you’re gonna come across, especially when you’re making your own path in this world. It’s easy to limit your own potential when there’s challenges to face, but never second guess yourself. Life’s too short to not live your life for you!