Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dragon*Con Week 2012: 13 Questions With "The Temptation" Shaun Tempers

Mr. Tempers provided his own intro that's... well... more than enough information. So I'm just gonna kick back and let him do the talking:

Personal Information
Height: 6'1"
Weight 232 lbs

Finishing Move: Hangman's Neckbreaker, The Temperpedic
Accomplishments:

- NWA North American Heavyweight Champion since 6/25/2011
- NWA Television Champion 2x
- 3 Time NWA Wildside/Anarchy (Georgia State) Tag Team Champion
- Ultimate NWA (Alabama State) Tag Team Champion w/Seven
- Holds pinfall victories over the likes of former TNA Tag Team Champion Consequences Creed and Buff Bagwell
- Ranked #318 in the 2010 edition of Pro Wrestling Illustrated Magazine's Top 500 Wrestlers in the world.

To book "The Temptation" contact:
Manager - sdrende@gmail.com
Agent - Bill Behrens - showbis@aol.com

Personal Interests
- "The Temptation"
- Loving real women, often simultaneously
- Tanning Hard
- Pumping Iron
- Clean scientific wrestling
- Always telling the truth
- Entrepreneurship
- Rock & Roll All Night
- Party every day

Websitehttp://www.nwaanarchy.net
http://www.sbibookings.com

I have to say – "Tanning Hard" is the funniest combination of words that has ever graced the pages of Needless Things. I might have to retire after this.


1) What was your very first match or experience in pro wrestling?

A) Very first match was a Battle Royal in East Ridge, GA that featured some very inexperienced wrestlers and a ring that would break 3 matches later.

2) What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?

A) Hard to pick just one, was huge into all the major toy lines: X-Men, TMNT, Ghostbusters primarily. Probably most fond of the Photon Pack/Ghost Trap combo AND the ToyBiz X-Men line featuring the awesome Cyclops and Gambit featuring the brown fruit roll-up jacket.

3) What is one album everybody should own?

A) Again, hard to pick ONE but I will say if I had to choose my favorite must own album it would be Painkiller by Judas Priest. So many killer songs culminating with One Shot at Glory (true fans of mine will already know I love that one). In fact, I have a poster of the cover art to this album right above me now.

Other Honorable Mentions include:

Faith No More - The Real Thing: So many great tunes with varied styles AND a Sabbath cover!

Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power (and all other albums). Only listed that by name because it features my favorite Pantera song: A New Level.

AND to fit the trend, if I have to choose a favorite KISS album of all time is Hotter Than Hell. Love all of them but this one was the first one I listened to on repeat for months PLUS a song about a 93 year old and a 16 year old girl really gives me something to aspire to when I'm that old.

Too many others to list, really.

4) How did you become involved with DCW?

A) I was given the opportunity via connections at NWA Wildside/Anarchy and it's always been a blast. I had always wanted to be a part of DCW and my very first match saw me vs Chip Day vs Andrew Pendleton III vs Austin Creed for the DCW Light Heavyweight (must have cheated the weigh-in). Didn't win the match but I was lucky to experience everything AND earn the right to be there every year since.

5)Which actor do you feel like you could sit and watch for hours no matter what they were doing and why?

A) I don't know that I feel comfortable answering the question the way it's worded. As far as actors I enjoy watching act, that's another long list. If I had to choose one celebrity to fit the question I suppose it would be: Gordon Ramsay.

6) What is your DCW dream match?

A) DCW dream match would have to feature me living out the fantasy of kicking someone's ass while impersonating one of my favorite superheros. I feel like DCW is the perfect and only place that dream can come true!

7) What is your favorite piece of gear you’ve ever owned?

A) Easy: the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship since 6/25/2011. Defended vs Kory Chavis at last year's DCW event.

8) What inspires you to do what you do?

A) Growing up with a family in professional sports, I've always been naturally competitive and that is a huge drive to succeed in pro wrestling. Also title belts, big crowds, girls, you know, the perks help too.

9) What is your big nerd passion?

A) What nerdy passion am I into the most or what of my many nerdy passions are the nerdiest? The answer to both as of right now is probably: HeroClix. I'm way into comic books and all the various hobbies that spin off that: action figures, animated films, super hero movies, etc. Lots of video games, college football, TV, movies all take up my free time when I'm away from the ring/gym.

10) Is there a movie that should never be remade and if so which one?

A) I really don't hate remakes automatically, I give them all a chance and may hate afterwards. Selecting one would probably be Back to the Future for a few reasons. 1) I can't imagine anyone else as Marty McFly and 2) it's 2012 now and we don't even have rumors of hoverboards or flying cars or pizza hydrators so whatever they tried to make cool about the future in a remake would be BULLSHIT.


11) How does a DCW match differ from other matches? Or does it?

A) It certainly does. There is a very unique energy in a DCW match brought on by a huge crowd packed full of all sorts nerds and various geeks that may or may not have seen live wrestling before. 

 

Tempers told me if I wanted the full 13 questions I'd have to agree to purchase a case of his "Temptation for Men". I politely declined.

The Temptation will be in full effect tomorrow night at Dragon*Con Wrestling in the Hyatt Centennial Ballroom, so ladies – be sure and bring an extra pair of panties.
Check back in just a couple of hours for my last post today, but far from my last post about Dragon*Con.

-Phantom

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