Article, interview, and photos from Paul Stratoti.

The Notorious Shane Taylor – A “Big League “ Enforcer

Trained by the first installation of the Cleveland Mafia, Ray Rowe and J Rocc, Shane has been running rampant around the Pittsburgh, PA, and Ohio rings for nearly four years now and already he has met and mixed it up with some of the leading Legends of the 20th and 21st centuries.  He is power housing himself into main event status at an unprecedented pace as he devastates his International Wrestling Cartel and Firestorm Pro opponents with breathtaking clotheslines, shoulder blocks, and body slams and knocks the wind out of them more times than not in the process.

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It was on his shoulders nearly two years ago that he merely picked up Chikara starlet Sassy Stephie and carried her backstage of the Firestorm Pro event center where “Team Big League” has their own individual meeting area which off limits to the press and along with J Rocc, John McChesney and their manager Colin Ta This hashed out a deal for her ringside services. Ever since, “Team Big League” has been unstoppable.

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Not too many people can get through the towering Taylor either by force to subdue him or by speed to get around him while being in pursuit of other members of “Team Big League” who either may be hiding behind him or otherwise being where the aggressors doesn’t want them to be. Colin claims that he is there solely for the purpose of advising his clients as to proper wrestling techniques and tactics during tag team events but always will stand by to cheer on his protégés who are in singles matches as well.

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Stephanie is a top notch wrestler in her own right having traveled across the United States to work with and train under some of the leading Legends of wrestling and Knockouts on the TNA roster, Shimmer, Chikara, CAPW,Rampage Wrestling, OCW, and countless other promotions where technical wrestling outweighs “Sports Entertainment.”

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Current Firestorm Pro “Undisputed” Heavyweight Champ John McChesney, has been challenging superstars with only a top caliber rating and has appeared on both WWE and TNA Wrestling programming.

J Rocc, the current veteran of “Team Big League”, trained Shane and even had him wrestle McChesney in the past in IWC competition. He has now accepted Shane as his replacement for Ray Rowe in the “Cleveland Mafia” based upon the “2010 initiation” if you will of having an ongoing feud with Shane in Rampage Wrestling competition which has earned him the trust and respect of other “Team Big League” members. By this if nothing else he has accomplished something that no other wrestler has been able to.

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This reporter finished an online interview with Shane just prior to his recent match against Marcus knight in Erie, PA. Here’s how it went:

Strat:  Shane, What Legends of the business have you met so far?

Shane:  “Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Bob Orton Jr., Jerry Lawler, The Road Warriors, The Ultimate Warrior and many others. Also, I’ve been in the ring with Virgil, Doink the Clown, and Ted DiBiase.”

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Strat: Think of your upcoming matches (especially the upcoming IWC and Firestorm ones). Tell me what is in store for your opponents.

Shane:  “I just finished wrestling Colin Delaney, and June 19 I will be heading to Erie, PA, to face The Spotlight Marcus Knight. I’m going to do what I always do and that’s to dominate whoever I’m in the ring with. I’m too athletic and too strong not to.”

Strat:  How long have you been training and where do you train?
Shane:  “I’ve been wrestling for almost 3 and a half years now. I was trained by J-Rocc and Raymond Rowe. I’ve also been under the wing of John McChesney throughout the entire time as well.”

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Shane:  “M Dogg is an interesting opponent for “Big League” as he’s traveled the world and done a lot, but we’re the “Big League” for a reason. I’m sure the champ will be fine, after all I’m watching his back.”

Strat: What has been your biggest inspiration in the wrestling business?

Shane:  “My biggest inspiration isn’t in the business, it is THE business. We get to show our athleticism and unique abilities to the world, which is something that very few people get to do, and I’ve been lucky enough to be affiliated with the best. Wrestling is who I am, and what I love most”.

Strat: If you had to choose between Firestorm Pro or IWC, where should Mickie James go to now that she has been released from WWE?

Shane:  “Mickie James should go to both, Firestorm and IWC. Both companies are great and have different ladies for her to compete against.”

Strat: Thank you for your interesting comments and good luck during the “Rise of the Real Underground”
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Shane:  “No more messing around. I’m in it to win it!”

Be that as it may, it is no wonder that Shane Taylor is carving a road map of destruction and into oblivion of his opponents and looks forward someday to winning the big prize of a world heavyweight wrestling championship! You can bet that this Friday night at the Lakewood Phantasy Theater he will continue to nearly main, cripple, and destroy all his foes and those of his other “Team Big League” cohorts!

– Article, interview, and photos from Paul Stratoti.

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