Superstar Spotlight

A monthly in depth look at the ECWA performers by Josh Martin

Hot Shot
Mike Reed

by Josh Martin

     He is perhaps the most entertaining wrestler (both in the ring and in the dressing room) on the ECWA roster. He is Hot Shot Mike Reed from California. Reed who has a language all his own, also brings a unique blend of qualities and talent to the squared circle with him. This performer has everything in his arsenal. He has size, power, strength, technical skills, brawling tactics and a sense of how to blend all those attributes together which makes him a dangerous force in the ECWA. On top of his tremendous in ring abilities, he has one of the most unique delivery styles of anyone ever interviewed in the promotion. His choice of words and delivery of such, make him quite entertaining to listen to, even if you don't agree with his in ring tactics. One cannot deny the great talents of the Hot Shot and 2007 is shaping up to be quite a year for this young performer. I had the opportunity to pose several questions to this ECWA star. I hope you enjoy!

Ring Name? "Hot Shot" Mike Reed Baby !!

Height? 6'

Weight? 235 lbs

Character hails from? Hollywood, CA Baby !!

Birthdate? (month & day) Feb 8th Daddy!!

Years Pro? 3 Baby !!

Trained by? "Pretty Boy" Larry Sharpe, Ed Atlas, Jim Molineaux at the Monster Factory. Daddy !!!

Style of wrestling? Old School style Baby!!

Favorite moves? Downward Spiral, Skyhigh, Elbow and knee drop combo Daddy!!

Finishing moves? "Hot Shot" Baby!!

Notable ECWA feuds? Scotty Charisma, Glen Osbourne, Heavyweights

Favorite ECWA opponents? Mega, Glen Osbourne

How long have you been in wrestling? 3 yrs

What made you want to get into wrestling? I've been a wrestling fan all my life as a kid I was obsessed with it to a fault. I would watch wrestling
on Saturday mornings then I would put a wrestling tape on and watch some more. After watching wrestling for so long, my friends, had seen me beat
up enough people, told me I should give it a shot. (pun intended) Baby!!

When did you join the ECWA? April 2006 at the Super 8 Summit Battle Royal Baby!!!

How did you joining the ECWA come about? Well, I had been feuding with Scotty Charisma all over the east coast. I also knew Scotty wrestled for
the ECWA so I figured I'd take this feud to the best wrestling organization. I went to Jim Kettner and demanded a match with his former champion. Crowbar was in attendance that day, knowing that he is a friend of Scotty I told him and Jim Kettner to send Scotty a message for me. I demanded a match with Scotty Charisma, the match was set and the rest is history. Baby!!!

What do you like about the ECWA? By far the greatest wrestling promotion out there Daddy!!

What do you think about the ECWA fans? They are by far the most passionate fans I've ever wrestled in front of. They really get into everything.
Daddy !!!

What have been your favorite ECWA moments? Getting a shot a the ECWA Heavyweight Championship inside of my first six months (I would've won it
if not for my former army associates) and that still no one has pinned my shoulders.

How did the Hot Shot Mike Reed character come about? The "Hot Shot "Mike Reed is no character baby!! I am the real deal Baby! Nothing phony about me ."Pretty Boy" Larry Sharpe Ed Atlas, and Jim Molineaux all knew they had something special with me, they knew I had the wrestling ability to be
a top performer. They saw how I carried myself with my walk and my talk, the next thing they said is "You're a "Hot Shot" Baby!!!

What is the Hot Shot Mike Reed character all about? I am the same in the ring as I am in the locker room and outside of wrestling. I'm loud, I'm
colorful, I'm brash, I'm willing to do what it takes to win a match and be successful. If I'm not trying to be successful in life I'd be a loser like
the majority of the people reading this right now.

Your thoughts on the current state of the wrestling business? I think the wrestling business isn't as good as it could or should be mainly because WWE needs the "Hot Shot" Mike Reed on it's roster then, you will see crowds like the 80's and late 90's.Baby!!

Favorite Food? Steak, buffalo grilled chicken, and spinach. Baby !!

Favorite music? You name it chances are I've listened to it, but mainly Rock Rap, and Country are what I listen to. Baby !!

Favorite band/artist? 2pac,Disturbed, Nickelback, Metallica, and Shania Twain. Baby !!

Favorite color? Blue Baby!!!

Favorite sports team? NY Mets, NY Jets

Favorite athlete? Barry Sanders and myself of course Baby!!

Favorite wrestlers? Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff, "Ravishing" Rick Rude, Mr .Perfect, Hiro Matsuda, Ted Dibase,
Ricky Steamboat, Randy Savage, Jake "The Snake" Roberts ,and of course the "Hot Shot "Mike Reed Baby!!

Favorite TV shows? Sopranos ,Rachael Ray (she can cook for me anytime Daddy!!!)

Favorite movies? Goodfellas, Men of Honor, Bronx Tale, Midnight Run, My Cousin Vinny, Big Daddy, Cast Away, Road Trip, and of course any movie
I've done. Baby !!

Favorite actor? Besides me of course, would be Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci

Favorite actress? Jessica Biel, Alyssa Milano (They call me all the time) Baby!!

What sports do you like to watch? Baseball and Football

What sports do you like to play? Baseball, basketball, football

What hobbies do you have? Beautiful women and making multi-million dollar movies. Baby !!!

What do you do in your spare time? Hang out in well known establishments with some well known Hollywood actors like myself ,with dozens of women at my side. That's how a "Hot Shot" lives. Baby!!

What kind of work outside wrestling to you do? At one time or another I've been know to tend a bar or two, and also been know to throw a person out a bar or two. Daddy !!!

What are your aspirations (professional & personal)? Professionally on the Independent Level, figure out what Fredrick of Hollywood is seeing every month (I still haven't seen any rabbits or chickens Baby!!), I would like to become ECWA Heavyweight Champion, get a TNA contract then become TNA Heavweight Champion, get a WWE contract, and finally headline Wrestlemania and become WWE or World Heavyweight Champion. If these are not the goals you set out for when you start, then why bother. Personally I'd like to be very successful in wrestling and make a lot of money doing it. Baby !!