Picture Credit: Scott Finklestein
I recently caught up with PWS wrestler Kyle Reynolds whom is preparing for the Double Trouble Rumble.
Could you please give your full name, wrestling name and a little about yourself.
My real name is Kyle Bradley Reynolds. I’m 26 years old and wrestle under the name of Kyle Reynolds. In Pro Wrestling Syndicate, I’m involved in a Tag Team with my older brother Alex Reynolds. I wrestled my first match at the PWS Student Clash in January 2013, and made my debut as Alex’s brother at Supercard 2013.
Away from wrestling I work as a massage therapist/wellness specialist for the athletes at NYRA, other things I enjoy filling my time with are the beach, seeing sites, travelling, art(drawing and painting), and my family.
What made you want to be a professional wrestler?
I’ve been a huge fan of wrestling as far back as I can remember. It was easy to like wrestling in our house when your big bro likes it also. I wanted to become a pro wrestler because of the excitement of the performance, and the athleticism. Seeing wrestlers like Macho Man, Shawn Michaels, British Bulldog being these over the top characters on TV doing all sorts of crazy things in a wrestling ring really caught my attention.
I played team sports like baseball, basketball, track & field in middle and some of high school and found them to be okay but not fully getting my attention. I remember having classic matches(in my head they were classic) with stuffed animal Ninja Turtles on my trampoline either after practice or on the weekends in front of my friends, and realizing it was way more fun that those other sports.
Once I finally became old enough and got the chance to train, practice, and learn about wrestling in the ring it opened my eyes to a whole new world that I loved even more that I already did.
What is the proudest moment of your PWS career?
That’s a tough one, because there’s a bunch that are up there on the list. I would have to say that winning the PWS Tag Team Championships with Alex in a Ladder match is my number 1 moment. I have a wrestling bucket list and being able to knock off winning Tag Team gold in Ladder match at the same time was real cool.
I’ve also been able to share the ring with super cool, extremely talented, and recognized tag teams such as but not limited to The Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards), The Handicapped Heroes (Zach Gowen & Gregory Iron), Impact Players (Lance Storm & Justin Credible) and most recently The Dudley’s (Bubba Ray & Devon) and many more. Each one of those matches were really incredible in their own way to be a top contender as a major accomplishments.
I see that the Double Trouble Rumble is coming up what are your expectations?
This rumble is going to be something really special. PWS always brings something new/innovative to independent wrestling with such specific detail, for example; the Suicidal Sixway Championship, characters, dream matches. I expect the Double Trouble Rumble to be nothing short of awesome with the talent and creative minds that are on the PWS roster.
Where do you see your career in 5-10 years?
In that amount of time, I hope to see myself wrestling more full time. I would like to see Alex and myself being multiple time tag champs anywhere and everywhere across the nation and or the world.
What’s your opinions on Mick Foley as GM?
Foley is Go(o)d. Haha. I think Mick and his position are great all together. He’s an awesome guy that has an incredible mind for wrestling. He’s someone that doesn’t miss a hand shake with anyone in the back or in the crowd for any reason, and with all that and all his accomplishments, it can only bring PWS higher and make the product better than it already is.
What is your motivation for success?
My motivation for success is seeing my peers and other wrestlers do great matches, and become better all around. I look at guys and say “this guys doing this I want to do it too and see if I can become better” as a wrestler, entertainer, performer, and as an athlete.
Any final thoughts or comments about PWS
I’m grateful for PWS, thanks to them, I’ve learned and done a lot of great things that I wouldn’t be able to do elsewhere. I’ve wrestled outside of PWS in a few different venues, states, and promotions and its one of a kind.
The promoters, the fans, the locker room, the atmosphere for 2-3 hours is incredible.
I’d just like to say a massive thank you to Kyle Reynolds for allowing me to conduct this interview, also he can be found at @LittleBroKyle
Adam AJ Cain