AfroSquad Exclusive Interview:
Brutal Joe Gibson, Ultimate Wrestler
how are you doing today?
I'm doing alright today. Thanks for asking!
So how long have you been in wrestling and who trained you? Including training I've been in wrestling for around 3 years now. I
started in Virginia for a year under the training of Sean Denny, then
later moved down here to the Gulf Coast area and trained under the
watchful eye of Percy Pringle III (WWE's Paul Bearer). Once I was at his
school the three trainers there ( Aeon Flexx, Ricky Roberts, and Jester
McKain) showed me most of what I know today.
What is the history between you and DJ Pringle? When I moved down here, I met him at the school in Mobile. We were
first billed as a tag team since we took to one another being two of the
biggest guys training there. After some time though we went our separate
ways, and for the longest time we never could see eye to eye on
anything. He pulled some stunts in my personal life which then was
settled in a feud we had here recently. Since then our friendship has
been pretty strong.
Where all have you wrestled in the past? Well, I'm still pretty new to the game so my travels haven't really
been that far away yet. I've wrestled in Mobile, Loxley, Pensacola,
Mossy Head, Panama City, Natchez, and Biloxi. I hope one day to make it
to Europe or the big chance at wrestling in Japan!!
Can you tell us about any merchandise you sell at shows? Well here recently I just had some Tshirts made which will be
available for purchase at the Ultimate Wrestling event this Saturday
June 7th. Before that I always stopped to take free photos with my fans.
Can you tell us a little about the Hellfire club? The Hellfire Club has been in Pensacola for a long time. It dates
all the way back to the PWA (Pensacola Wrestling Alliance). Some of the
members were Chad Havok, Monty Warbucks, and of course Red Andersen. I
received a call from Red Andersen just under a year ago asking if I
would be interested in coming to Ultimate Wrestling and joining the
Hellfire Club. He had heard of me breaking Jerry Reiner's neck and
really wanted me to bring some of that raw aggression and use it to
benefit the Hellfire Club. I told him I had no problems with that and
the rest is history.
So are there a lot of hot wrestling groupies?
Wrestling fans are (due to lack of other words) a cult. I wouldn't go as
far as call them groupies. They know who they like to see and a lot of
them travel all around to watch their favorite wrestler do what he does
Who are your favorite opponents and why? Oh God!! I have a few so here they are.....
Jester McKain - He always seem to bring out the best in me and always
keeps e thinking in the ring. His psychological game in the ring is
Cameron Frost - He has a lot of influence in the European style of
wrestling. So I always look forward to going hold for hold with him.
Colby Godwin - If I ever need to be sore for two weeks after a match I
always look for Colby. He and I have crafted an American version of
Strong Style wrestling that always gets the crowd going. We literally
have so much respect for one another because every time we are in the
ring together we always beat the living hell out of each other and come
back for more!!!
Can you tell us the story about Jerry Reiner's neck? I think it was at an April show in Brewton, Al where he and Kornbred
took on Sirus LaVey and Nick Vortex in a tag match. Kornbred gave Vortex
a leg drop and actually broke the ring which played a major role later.
Sirus and Jerry were in the corner and Jerry throws sirus to the other
turnbuckle. When he charged Sirus moved and Jerry tripped over the loose
mat from the broken boards and literally FLEW HEAD FIRST into the second
turnbuckle. Little did he know that his neck was in a fragile state.
The next month Sirus asked me to do a run in so he could get DQ'd and
keep his title. I agreed. I ran in and laid Jerry out with my lariat.
That night Jerry had to be rushed to the hospital and the doctors told
him his neck was broken from the lariat he took.
What do you think of Invasion Shoot Productions? I think it has its ups and its downs. Like anything else really. So
far its doing pretty well letting people get to know more about their
favorite wrestlers. So keep up the good work guys!
Is it true you once choke slammed the SnowMan? I did!! Snowman can be a little overbearing at times. He's a very
excitable young man who in that particular moment needed to be knocked
down a peg or two.
What's your favorite part about being a wrestler? I've really got to connect with a lot of people who really enjoy
what I bring to the table. Wrestling these days isn't all about the good
vs evil anymore. People want to be entertained and see some decent
wrestling. I feel that in time I can definitely bring a lot more to
these people and continue making my peers and trainers proud of what
I've become and where I hope to be going one day.
What about Kami Andrews, Mari Possa, Ginger Lynn, or Jasmin St.
Clair. We've interviewed them. Have you heard of them? I've heard of all three. I've had an awkward and lonely adolescent
life. You fill in the blanks.
What is your goal in wrestling for one year from now? Hopefully to be Ultimate Wrestling's Heavyweight Champ and move on
to Europe or Japan.
I've heard a lot of people comment on how quickly you've become a big
name in Gulf Coast wrestling. Why do you think that is? I've heard it too, but I'm my own worst critic. I accept the
compliments but I don't let them get to my head. One thing I was taught
was to be professional to everyone inside and outside the locker room.
Can you take a moment to make fun of one of your friends? I can take a few moments!! If anyone had a chance to see "The
Bruiser-Weight" Maze on the local Pensacola show called Yadda Yadda, he
is the nicest bad guy ever. Plus he's only 5'3''. How scary can he be?
Is there anything you'd like to ask the Afro-Squad? How can I meet Miner 69er?
Come hang out with the Afro-Squad. She is a regular at the
headquarters (AKA White Castle). Thanks for your time Joe.
Keep up your pimpin' game, you know you can't slip!