Celt Kennedy is a young 18 yr old British wrestler who juggles wrestling with his college studies. Celt knows wrestling will not make him rich in this country, so there for Celt Kennedy goes about his normal days routine of getting the right results to be a media technician, and at night time Celt walks out to the ring to take on whoever his opponent is in the ring. There is no doubt that Celt has a big heart for wrestling, and what a pleasure it was to interview this enthusiastic man.
First off Celt I would like to welcome you to Talk Wrestling Online / Wrestling 101.
Thank you very much
How did you first get in to wrestling?
Well my parents were big British wrestling fans, and the always went to the shows when it was on at Belle Vue in Manchester, and they always had it on the T.V. Then when they took British Wrestling off ITV, my brother started watching the WWF on Sky. So after a few times of just watching it because I had to, I was then watching it on my own, and I was hooked and watched it all the time.
You first started in wrestling at hammerlock and then moved on to k-star, what was the style like between the two camps?
At Hammerlock all the trainee’s and wrestler’s are very serious about what they were doing. They trained hard, and wrestled hard and the quality of matches were great. At K-Star there are only a handful of wrestlers who are serious and if you watch the matches I’m sure you can guess who they are.
When I was at hammerlock I didn’t really socialise with anyone, because I am very shy when it comes to meeting new people, it takes time for me to start talking to people, so at K-Star I’ was there for a year and made some great friends who I still keep in contact with today, such as Deacon Despair, Carl Mizzery, Maddog, Chris Fury and Rob Hunter.
Any good stories you can share with us from your training days?
Well a few yeah, such as me and Deacon was trying to think of a new finishing move, for me to use as everyone at K-Stat had started using the Swanton Bomb as a regular move, so I didn’t want to be the same as everyone else, I like coming up with different spots and moves than everyone else etc, so Deacon say’s “Why don’t you try a Vader Bomb but go into a Swanton from that?” it seemed pretty different so I started thinking and said “I’ve got one I’ll do a reverse Swanton” which is instead of facing towards the ring I would face towards the crowd, so I climb to the top rope, (this was a week after I lost the K-Star title to Carl Corporate, in which I cracked a bone in my ankle) then I was there, I was a little nervous as always about trying something new, but I thought who I’ll try it again if it goes wrong, then I went for it. My left shoulder smacked against the floor very hard and my right ankle smacked against the floor also, I’d just broken my ankle, which would keep me out for about 3 months.
How long was it before you got your first pro-match?
Well I trained at the hammerlock summer camp for the week, then six months later I went to K-Star, after 2 months training there I made my debut.
How did the match go?
It was surprisingly good, I was as nervous as hell at being in front of that many people, which was weird for me as I’m an actor. I made the dumbest mistake, and the simplest, when I was running the ropes, the ropes were incredibly loose, and I tripped, my face went bright red..lol.
What’s been your biggest accomplishment as a wrestler in your career so far?
Well for me it was becoming the first ever K-Star Champion, after just 4 months of training, I became the champ, instead of the guys who were there for a couple of years, which I know got one of the longer serving, no bumping, face paint wearing fat man jealous, because I over heard him bitching about it, it was funny because he claimed he was the best there and he was always injured for training, but when the show came around he made a miraculous recovery.
What’s been the worst moment in your career?
LOL, breaking my ankle, being knocked out after a second rope piledriver and tripping off them ropes in my debut..lol. They’re all funny looking back on them though actually.
You have now moved on from K-Star and wrestle for GBH, how do you find it at GBH?
It’s great, all the guys are a whole lot more dedicated, they are very serious in wrestling, they have no complaining in bumping, they never fake injuries so they don’t have to train, and all the guys are great…Again, I haven’t really been socialising with many of them as I’m still shy .lol. But when I get to know them im hyperactive..lol
You still keep in contact with K-Star and film their shows, what wrestler in K-Star catches your eye as a top talent?
Well I only film my friend’s matches, but Carl Mizzery without a shadow of a doubt, his mic work is excellent, which always got me over as either face or heel, and his work ethic is second to none.
Going on to GBH, which wrestler there stands out to you?
Well I haven’t seen a lot of there matches or shows, but judging from what I have seen it’s got to be Samson Horn, he got the best German suplex’s I’ve ever seen.
What are your goals for the future?
To constantly improve on my wrestling, my psychology, mic work and overall look. Then once I accomplish this, hopefully be wrestling in Japan, the states or Canada, and making a living from wrestling.
Do you see WrestleXpress becoming a success and being the number 1 promotion in the UK?
If they keep bring in all the big names then there going to bring in the crowds, which in turn will see a selection of British talent, and introduce the British wrestlers to a British audience. If it does this then it will be the number one promotion and make other promotions successful.
What words could you use to describe the British wrestling scene?
Enthusiastic wrestlers, hard working promotions, and old school without realising it. Overall harder to get success.
What would you say to anyone wanting to enter the world of pro-wrestling?
Don’t expect wrestling to be “play fighting”. You’ve got to work hard and be dedicated.
Any last comments before I wind down this interview?
Thank you for giving this opportunity to me and please visit my website for all my latest news and happenings etc at celtkennedy.com… Sorry for the cheap plug..LOL.
On behalf of everyone at Talk Wrestling Online / Wrestling 101 I wish you great success in your career.
Thank you very much.
Just days after doing this interview Celt Kennedy left GBH wrestling and returned back to K-Star wrestling. We wish Celt all the luck in the world as he juggles his wrestling with his college degrees.