This here is the interview I conducted with Ref Cory Price from the Wrestling Organization PWS (Pro Wrestling Syndicate) was a very nice gentleman to speak with.
Can you start by stating your name, age, how long have you been in PWS and lastly a bit about yourself.
My name is Frank Hall and I work as a Referee for Pro Wrestling Syndicate under the ring name Ref Cory Price. I am 25 years old. I have been working for PWS since 2012. Some of my hobbies outside of the wrestling world include spending quality time with my fiancé, hiking, canoeing, writing poetry, and playing sports.
What inspired you to want to become a referee in Wrestling?
I began watching wrestling at a very young age. I believe I was 3 years old when my grandma had me watching WrestleMania 4 with her. Ever since then I was hooked. To this day I still have bins and bins of all my old wrestling toys. When I got out of college, I found Mikey Whipwreck’s training school on Long Island and began learning the wrestling business from my trainers Anthony Nese and Alex Reynolds. While I was still training Pat Buck was at a show and saw me referee a match. After the match he asked me if I wanted to work as a referee for PWS. I said absolutely and I have been working with them ever since.
What’s the best match to date you have refereed?
That is a very tough question because I have been a part of a lot of fantastic matches with many talented individuals. I would have to say one of my favorites would have to be when the Handicapped Heroes beat The Reynolds Brothers for the PWS Tag Team Championship. For many reasons. That match told an excellent story. Also, being in the ring with guys like Gregory Iron and Zach Gowen is just unbelievably inspiring. The crowd was just out of control for that match. I walked back to the locker room with goosebumps after it was all over. Everyone in that match brought their very best, and it showed.
Who out of the Wrestling industry do you consider to be your all time favourite?
Bret Hart has always been my favourite. I loved watching his matches as a child and I love watching his matches now. His feuds with Shawn Michaels, his brother Owen and Mr. Perfect are some of my favourites to watch. He really was the Excellence of Execution.
With Mick Foley as General Manager, what do we expect to see at PWS?
Well you can certainly expect more attention drawn to PWS. Wherever Mick Foley goes, you can be sure people will be taking notice. I believe as PWS General Manager, he will continue to be as unpredictable as ever.
What’s your prediction for the Double Trouble Rumble?
I predict we will need more referees. How can they expect us to keep track of all of that action?
Where do you see your Wrestling Career in the next 5-10 years?
Wrestling doesn’t have any guarantees. The only thing I can do, is continue to learn from the veterans and continue to work hard. I believe that one day I will have a full time career as a professional wrestling referee. But, if that does not happen I will forever be grateful for the opportunities that I have had.
Do you believe with the different arrange of talents ranging from Handicap Heroes to Team Espana that PWS paves way and does not discriminate against anyone?
PWS certainly does not discriminate. If you show up to the PWS Dojo, work hard, listen, and show you have what it takes to entertain a crowd, the owners will take notice.
Thank you for your time, it has been a pleasure!
I’d just like to say a massive thank you to Ref Cory Price for allowing me to conduct this interview also he can be found on twitter @RefCoryPrice and you can follow me – @adamJamescain92