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SUPERSTAR Q&A >>> Trent Farrell



July 20, 2011

Fresh off of his victory over former EWA Cruiserweight champion and bitter rival Shaun Cannon, Trent Farrell has earned himself a shot at the EWA Cruiserweight championship at August Heat on August 6th. Of course that just seems to easy. To throw in the twist, the man holding the EWA Cruiserweight championship is the mentor of Trent Farrell..."The Lone Wolf" Wes Mercer. Mercer has been a mainstay within the EWA but still little is known about Trent Farrell. We have sat down for an exlusive one on one interview with Trent Farrell...

Q: Do you remember the first pro wrestling match you who was involved and what grabbed your attention?
A: It was a WCW tag match from 1998, at the height of the Monday Night Wars. Eddy Guerrero and Chris Jericho against Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko. I was struck by the athleticism of it all. All four of those men could wrestle, and three of them had no problem taking it to the skies when need be.

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Q: Who would you say influences your in-ring style?
A: I have three major influences, one each from the last three generations of wrestling.

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The first is Randy Savage. Savage brought high flying to the WWF at a time when people hardly ever left the ground. He helped pioneer the style that allows smaller wrestlers like myself get by in this business.

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He was also able to be cautious without seeming cowardly, and always did whatever he felt it would take to win. These are things I aspire to.

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The second is Chris Jericho. I feel that he had the most varied, yet balanced, set of moves in the business. His style was a perfect mix of strikes, slams, suplexes and submissions, with just enough high flying to keep his opponents on their toes.

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It is also not a coincidence that my Herobreaker finishing maneuver is a modification of his Codebreaker.

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My third major influence is Randy Orton. I feel like he is this generation's Rock. Where Cena has that Everyman vibe that carried Austin through the apex of his career, Orton has that kind of polish and flair that seems to only come from being born into the business, just like The Rock had. Just like The Rock took moves like Samoan Drops and Elbow Drops and made them his own, Orton has taken things like the Diamond Cutter and a simple kick to the head of a downed opponent and turned these into flashy, devastating moves that are often imitated, but rarely, if ever, duplicated. He also throws the best dropkick I've ever seen.

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Orton carries himself with an intensity that unnerves his opponents. His opponents fear him. This is also something that I strive for. Lastly, his old Legend Killer thing is a pretty clear inspiration for my wanting to be the Herobreaker.

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Q: Yes, the Herobreaker. What is the deal with that?
A: The fans seem to believe that they hold the power to choose who will or will not be their heroes. I say, they don't deserve that power. They are worthless scum, willing to pay money to come see us wrestlers perform feats of athleticism that they would get exhausted just from thinking about doing. And yet, no matter how much better than the best of them we are, they still choose to boo and to look down upon their superiors.

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I'm sick of this. Therefor, one by one, I will break their heroes. The people they love, the ones they cheer for, the ones whose merchandise they buy, the ones they look up to, they are all marked for termination.

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Eventually, when they have no heroes left, the fans will look up at me. "We were wrong, Trent," they will say, their pathetic, half crossed little inbred eyes quivering. "We like you now."

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And that is when I will reject THEM.

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Q: Is there a secret man-crush you have on Wes Mercer? Why did you start helping him?
A: Wes is where I want to be. The fans hate him. I want that. I want to generate and revel in that sort of rage from the scum in the seats around the ring.

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Wes likes to call himself "The Lone Wolf", but I don't think such a thing truly exists. A lone wolf is simply an Alpha without a pack. I see myself as a Beta wolf, following in Wes' footsteps to learn to do as he does.

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Q: You've directed a lot of your energy toward former EWA Cruiserweight Champion Shaun Cannon. What's with the obsession?
A: Ask the fans. They are the ones who have embraced him and made him my target. It really isn't personal. I don't consider any wrestlers to be my enemies. My nemeses are the fans themselves. I hate all of those self-entitled little pricks so much, I don't have any ire left for Cannon.

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I knew him losing the championship would upset the fans, so I made it happen. I knew that him beating me cleanly would make them happy, so I didn't let him. Him regaining the Cruiserweight Title would please them, so I sacrificed my first shot to ruin his. Everything I do is to make the fans miserable.

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Q: In a high school yearbook, what would you say it would say you are most likely to succeed in?
A: High school was when I got into wrestling. I used to throw Lex Luger-style forearms at my friends in the hallways, apply Tazmissions and Tongan Death Grips at random, and people near me could catch a Stunner at any time. For a photo class project on sports, I had a friend take pictures while I beat another guy with a chair in the lobby. I think it was clear back then that I was heading to the wrestling ring.

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Q: Does your family think that you are as weird as the EWA fans do?
A: Don't get me started on my family. They don't understand how serious this is to me. They think it's all a game, that I am simply "playing wrestler". They don't understand that the only thing that makes me happy is making fans unhappy. They don't know me at all.

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Q: You have to kiss one, jello wrestle one and marry one: Oprah, Marge Simpson, Ellen DeGeneres.
A: Are you serious? What does this have to do with wrestling? Uhm, kiss Ellen, to get that mess out of the way. Jello wrestle Marge, she's decently hot for a cartoon. Marry Oprah, for the money.

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Q: 2011 is halfway over, what do you think the tail end of the year has in store for you?
A: More misery. More pain. More victories. And a trail of broken heroes in my wake. Because heroes, like rules, are just made to be broken.