Current World of Sport Champion and NGW Undisputed Champion Justin Sysum is a warrior. Having trained in American Football and hammer throwing, Sysum is a warrior - not just in the ring. He suffers from a severe medical condition which he overcomes every single night while competing in the squared circle.
Justin joined me on Dropkick DiSKussion to speak about his battles with ulcerative colitis, being the face of the UK's most iconic promotion, and how he recently ended up performing in a bank advert!
Hello, everyone. Welcome to Dropkick DiSKussions. Today, I'm joined by World of Sport Champion and current NGW Undisputed Champion - Justin Sysum! How's it going today, Justin?
I'm doing good, Gary, how are you?
Yeah, man, can't complain.
You're the current WOS Champion, it's a promotion synonymous with wrestling in the UK having run on television here from 1965-1985 before its revival in 2016. You're the fourth champion, defeating Rampage last year. How much of an honor is it to essentially be the face of such an iconic promotion?
It's a huge honor.
I was born in 1985, so I never actually got a chance to kind of watch, as a spectator, growing up. I obviously saw footage of it, but, to be trusted to hold the championship is a real big privilege and an honor, and it's not just one person's decision. There's a number of people that made the decision to push me and I have to thank those people just for having faith in and knowing that I was going to do a good job and represent the company well.
I think I have and hopefully will do in the future if things continue - which, at the moment, it's all up in the air, really. We're kind of working on trying to get a second season and a second live tour because the live tour actually was probably my favorite part of everything.
Being able to see the people that watch it on telly for those ten weeks that summer and have then come out to watch us and realize that the show we put on live is actually ten times better than what you will see on telly.
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