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Exclusive: Myron Reed on working with MLW, his training, and why he lives in Louisville

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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:37 IST

Myron Reed is one of the stand-out middleweight performers on the MLW roster
Myron Reed is one of the stand-out middleweight performers on the MLW roster

At only 22 years of age, Myron Reed is one of the stand-out middleweight performers on the MLW roster. The Louisville, Kentucky native known as "Hot Fire" is one-third of the MLW stable Injustice -- alongside Kotto Brazil and Jordan Oliver -- and is scheduled to be part of MLW's upcoming pay-per-view debut Saturday Night SuperFight on November 2nd.

When in town for the three-day Louder Than Live music festival in Louisville, I had the pleasure of attending Paradigm Pro Wrestling's Sittin' Sidewayz event in nearby Jeffersonville, Indiana. At such I had the pleasure of interviewing Myron Reed a few hours before he faced Corey Storm in the main event.

Embedded below is my full September 27, 2019 exclusive interview with Myron Reed, while a few minutes of the chat has been transcribed below. And as per the cheering that you hear about halfway through the interview, that was an outdoor gender-reveal party that took place about 50 yards away -- it's a boy!

On how he wound up working with MLW

Myron Reed: For me, I'd seen that they were doing a lot. I was getting some buzz and I was like, "I need a big promotion to reach out to try and get me toes wet and learn and get exposure." I messaged them, I sent my wrestling resume, my highlights and all that stuff. It took, like, a week and a half and I was bugging them and bugging them and bugging them. They got back to me and were like, "We've heard of you, we're fans." I was really surprised. That's pretty much how that happened.

On when he started training

Myron Reed: I started when I was 18, December 2015. I trained for maybe three, four months then I was managing and stuff and had my first match... When I first started I went to this place called WWA that was about two hours from Louisville. They were training for me, so I was like, "Heck yeah." I went down there and it was such a long drive. I trained probably two, three times a month.

I wasn't getting enough training so I went to OVW. I was like, "I need more." So I trained with Rip [Rogers], two, three times a week, and that was going on for months. I learned a lot from Rip and then it was IWA and [Michael] Elgin and Sami [Callihan] and Crist Brothers, and I tried to learn from as many people as I could.


On learning from both old-school and current performers

Myron Reed: Ask Jim Cornette, besides me being super-skinny, he said he likes my work. I like to tell a story, not just be what they call a "spot monkey." (laughs)

Published 28 Sep 2019, 11:28 IST
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