Interviewing Britain’s Bastard: Dave Mastiff (Part 2)

bastard2HARI: Your original intentions when going out to America was to attend Harley Race’s training school, but you went to OVW instead. Why did you want to go to Harley and why did plans change?

DAVE: Well Harley Race’s reputation is next to none, as a wrestler, a promoter, a tough guy, he is well respected. He has a very talented school and links to both American and Japanese companies.

I was originally planning to go by myself to America, which was fine by me, but before I was meant to leave I worked with Basham and Nick Dinsmore extensively when they were in the UK. I was working with them, training with them, speaking with them a lot and they said so many positive things about OVW. Just look at the talent pool created under Rip there. Continue reading

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Interviewing Britain’s Bastard: Dave Mastiff (Part 1)

bastardI had the opportunity to sit down with one of Europe’s top wrestlers, and Britain’s own Dave ‘Bastard’ Mastiff, to talk about the world of professional wrestling and his experiences within it. Let’s get talking!

HARI: First off, whatever happened to Dave Morales?

DAVE: Dave Morales had a stake driven through his heart by Rip Rogers.

HARI: Was your previous gimmick based on Puerto Rican wrestling legend Pedro Morales?

DAVE: It was originally based off of the Mexican boxer Eric Morales. I’d used the name for a few years, but never thought anything about it. I probably too timid to ask for it to be changed.

When I was in OVW, Rip saw it and said “what the fuck, you’re not fucking Mexican.”

(HARI’S EDITING NOTE: the kip up in the match below may prove otherwise!) Continue reading