Superstar Spotlight

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

by Josh Martin

     Love him or hate him! Whatever the viewpoint is on Mr. Ooh La La, one can't deny he is one of the most entertaining wrestlers to ever appear in the East Coast Wrestling Association. Now in his 17th year in wrestling, the cocky Frenchman has proven to ECWA fans that he is really Z-BEST! He has been a part of the promotion for the past 15 years and is always entertaining and fun to watch in the ring.

     From his bumbling ring entrance, to his questionable ring tactics, this superstar of the ECWA is also quite an accomplished ring general.

     Over the years, he has wrestled legends and rookies. His performances are among the most entertaining and memorable in ECWA history.

     Although now in his 17th year in the business, this unique star shows no signs of slowing down. We all see Mr. Ooh La La when he is performing, but what are some of the more interesting points behind the character? I had a chance to catch up with the Frenchman and ask him some a series of questions. I hope you enjoy!

Ring Name? Mr. Ooh La La

Height? 5' 11"

Weight? 235 lbs.

Character hails from? Paris, France

Birthdate? 5/30

Trained by? Les /Heidi Lee Morgan

Where did you train? New Jersey

Style of wrestling? Classic heel

Favorite moves? Superkick, leg drop ,side drop suplex , running away!!!!!!!!

Finishing moves? Crossface crippler, edgacution stone cold stunner

Notable ECWA feuds? Vs cheetah master (French Bastile match) AND Boogie-Woogie Brown AND George "The Animal" Steele

Favorite ECWA opponents? Boogie Woogie Brown and The Cheetah Master

How long have you been in wrestling? 17 years

What made you want to get into wrestling? Finishing high school and following wrestling. NWA Georgia with the Road Warriors, Magnum TA, Buzz Sawyer, Tommy Rich. Southwest Championship Wrestling with the Grapplers, Hangman Bobby Jaggers, Gino Hernandez. They were my first inspirations to want to be a pro wrestler.

When did you join the ECWA? 1990

How did you joining the ECWA come about? While working in Thorndale one of the managers Dale Morrow know I wrestled and introduced me to the Pepsi rep who was Lance Diamond (now known as Simon Diamond). He then introduced me to Jim Kettner the owner of the ECWA and as they say ....the rest is history

What do you like about the ECWA? The family environment.. You can go anywhere and hear foul language and rude gestures however at an ECWA show the environment is clean fun and a parent does not have to worry about any foul language or gestures being picked up by their kids (with a few shuddd ups by Mr. Ooh La La being the exception)

What do you think about the ECWA fans? They're great and fun !!

What have been your favorite ECWA moments? The night I was inducted into the ECWA Hall of Fame and everytime I wrestle the Cheetah Master.

How did the Mr. Ooh La La character come about? There is rumor of the idea being thought up on the can however as I recall Jim Kettner pitched the character of a Frenchman who is skilled and arrogant but clumsy.

What is the Mr. Ooh La La character all about? A bumbling Frenchman who can wrestle but is easily distracted.

Your thoughts on the current state of the wrestling business? I enjoy WWE and watch to see why the top heels and faces are on top, however, I do still miss the wrestling of the 80's when there was the AWA NWA and WWF and the competition was good.

Favorite Food? Pizza

Favorite music? Rock

Favorite band/artist? Favorite band is U2 and favorite artist Don Henley

Favorite color? Blue

Favorite sports team? Wilmington Blue Rocks

Favorite athlete? Mitch Williams (he was why I am interested in baseball again)

Favorite wrestlers? Then: Roddy Piper, The Road Warriors, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard Now: Kurt Angle, Charlie Haas, Carlito.

Favorite TV shows? SMALLVILLE

Favorite movies? Shawshank Redemption

Favorite actor? Morgan Freeman

Favorite actress? Uma Thurman

What sports do you like to watch? Figure Skating, Hockey, don't mind watching anything.

What sports do you like to play? Ice Skating (completed 6 levels of lessons), basketball

What hobbies do you have? Coin collecting, music

What do you do in your spare time? Enjoy going to the Maryland Shore

What kind of work outside wrestling to you do? Retail Manager

Who have been your biggest inspirations? My Family

What are your aspirations (professional & personal)? Personally it would still be to work for the WWE in a development capacity. Professionally, to run my own business.

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