Recently, Dougie Nunny of TWV sat down with Low Ki and conducted an exclusive interview.
Below are the highlights:
Dougie Nunny: You're coming up on your 400th match. Do you hope to make it a special one because of the number? Low Ki: I try to make all of my matches special. I'm blessed with abilities that help me wrestle and compete.
Dougie Nunny: You say respect, honor, discipline, and dedication will carry you to your destiny. How has it worked for you so far? Low Ki: They are 4 simple, yet powerful choices. I believe I chose a simple way to be a competitor which has enabled me to accomplish many things.
Dougie Nunny: What was it like to lose one of your closest friends in wrestling, Russ Haas? Low Ki: It hurt badly. I was numb about it for a long time before it sunk in.
Dougie Nunny: I understand you had a chance to wrestle with Crash Holly before he died. What was he like in your opinion? Low Ki: I think he was a really good guy. I was able to speak with him as a person of less experience and as a man, and he was a very cool in both senses.
Dougie Nunny: You say that two of the men you respect and admire the most are Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit. How did it feel to have them win the titles this year? Low Ki: I believe it was a great accomplishment for both men. They proved the size factor isn't necessarily a burden.
Dougie Nunny: Do their accomplishments at such small statues give you hope for the future of your career? Low Ki: I don't think they will have much effect towards me. I have maintained a particular method in my career that works for me, which is size doesn't matter.
Dougie Nunny: In 2001, you got to wrestle one of your idols, Dean Malenko. How did that feel? Low Ki: It was cool to get a chance to wrestle him, but I was a little cautious because I know his abilities were way above mine.
Dougie Nunny: On your goals list, it seems you have accomplished all but 3, 2 of which can already be argued as completed. How confident are you that you will achieve the other one, which is being the first wrestler with a sneaker contract? Low Ki: I need to really work hard and effectively to achieve that. Time is what I need to carry that out.
Dougie Nunny: What was it actually like to wrestle in the Ultimate X match? Low Ki: Very difficult. Wrestling a match is difficult enough. Now combine that with trying to climb over 3 other people and gripping steel cables barehanded.
Dougie Nunny: Two of the wrestlers you admire both are Ric Flair and Mick Foley, who are involved in a heated fight as of now over comments from Flair's book. Who do you agree with in this matter? Low Ki: I don't agree with either. Everyone has an opinion.
Dougie Nunny: Even more, what do you have to say of the situation between Bret Hart and Ric Flair? Low Ki: Nothing, I really don't know what is going on between them.
Dougie Nunny: How do you feel about the ECWA Super 8? Low Ki: It was a great platform to fight and create a career for myself.
Dougie Nunny: What was the atmosphere like in 2001? Low Ki: It was new to me. I had never been involved in a tournament like that or surrounded by such a professional environment.
Dougie Nunny: Even more, what was it like to pick up a win in such a huge tournament? Low Ki: Unbelievable. I was completely exhausted at the end of the night.
Dougie Nunny: Looking back, what is was it like to be the first champion of ROH, which by many people's views will be around for a long time? Low Ki: It was another hard accomplishment. I wouldn't subject anyone to the same environment we had to fight in.
Dougie Nunny: You have been the one of the most decorated and most recognizable wrestlers on the Indy scene since your debut. Is there any wish to leave the Indy scene and settle down with a single promotion at this time, like TNA or WWE? Low Ki: No. I don't feel I can become the best at what I do in one environment.
Dougie Nunny: You have had many dark matches with WWF/E, what is the experience like? Low Ki: Great. The national TV level is a lot different than independent. I was able to learn so much from that.
Dougie Nunny: Do you wish to be called up there soon? Low Ki: I will just go with the flow of things.
Dougie Nunny: How are your thoughts on how the wrestling scene has changed since your debut with the addition of many promotions and the impact of the Internet Wrestling Community? Low Ki: I don't like it. I loved what pro wrestling use to be.
Dougie Nunny: Any chance to ditch the bald look? Low Ki: Probably not.
Dougie Nunny: Do chicks really dig it or are you being delusional? Low Ki: I'm completely delusional. They dig the voice.
Dougie Nunny: Finally, anything else you would like to say to the fans and viewers? Low Ki: Thank you for any form of support you share.
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Here's my question for you: Were you upset that Low Ki seemingly had just one sentence answers to all of your questions? Did you feel that you couldn't really probe into the answers he was giving further? I would think that a statement of "I don't like it. I loved what pro wrestling use to be" would be something to delve into further, especially seeing as how you are part of the "IWC."
Joe Wilson (looking at Interocitor manual)- Hey, here's something my wife could use in the house... Crow T. Robot- A man? Joe Wilson- An interocitor incorporating an electron sorter. Cal Meechum- Oh, she'd probably gain 20 pounds while it did all the work for her. Tom Servo- Cal, you bitch!