Hello again wrestling fans and welcome back to another spectacular interview here on Kayfabe Kickout. For this interview I had the pleasure to speak with Chance Prophet, current NWA Superstar.
Chance has been involved in the pro wrestling business for the past 13 years, and in that time he has wrestled for a multitude of top promotions, including those with the NWA such as; NWA Premier, NWA Ring Warriors, NWA Smoky Mountain, IWA East Coast and many others.
Early in Chance's career he had the opportunity to wrestle for TNA and faced off against some of the top talent at that time within the promotion.
Chance is once again looking to have TNA take notice of him, as he is spearheading a campaign to be a contestant for its 'Gut Check' Competition, and if TNA does take notice you could see Chance on TNA Programming in the near future.
I spoke with Chance on the titles he's held in his career, his thoughts on working matches in TNA, making Pro Wrestling Illustrated's "Top 500 Pro Wrestler's" List and more.
Richard: For wrestling fans who might not know what you are involved with in the world of professional wrestling, can you just give us an update on what's going on in the busy schedule of Chance Prophet?
Chance: As of late, I'm in a bit of a state of limbo. I've been a mainstay for the National Wrestling Alliance for a good 12 years now, and although I've been a happy little trooper, it seems as if my services are being called elsewhere. Just where? Well, we'll just have to see.
Richard: Throughout your career you've had the opportunity to wrestle for major promotions like TNA and the NWA, can you share your thoughts on what that was like?
Chance: TNA was a great experience. The time that I was there, it was literally in its inception and had a great deal of NWA involvement. The NWA has been a great asset to me, in that, its many members have allowed me to network myself into areas and to fans that I might not have met/wrestled for had I stuck with A,B,C & D *insert cool anagram* Wrestling Promotions in my native area of WV. Not to knock my state, but in order to be a true journeyman, you must leave the valleys and hills.
Richard: You are a former two time NWA National Heavyweight Champion and the total number of days for both reigns was an impressive 563 days, which in your opinion is more important, number of championships or length of reigns?
Chance: The first reign was cut short by injury, but it gave me insight and a feeling of "I can actually make an impact and be seen by more than the casual indy fan!" It gave credence to the years of networking throughout the NWA. The second reign was also special in that, it was the one that allowed me to face a great many high profile talent in my defenses. It also brought me to Ring Warriors, where I've made some lasting impressions that I'm very proud of.
Richard: Did you enjoy working in the ring with major superstars who are well known in the industry such as Christopher Daniels, Ron Killings, B.G. James and Konnan?
Chance: Definitely. B.G. James, in particular, was one of the most fun/hilarious people to work with. Laid back, intelligent, and easily approachable. He seemed to love offering advice just as much as he did the in-ring aspect of professional wrestling. With his pedigree, it'd be hard not to try and soak up anything he would have to say.
Richard: Who was the number one pro wrestler who inspired you to get into the business, if you had one that is?
Chance: The Great Muta. His whole persona captured my complete attention.
Richard: You are currently spearheading a campaign to receive a shot with TNA Gut Check, do you think you have what it takes to make the grade in TNA?
Chance: Most definitely. I might not be the "cookie cutter," boy toy, walking action figure that you see on television, but I'm more than prepared to "make an impact". hahahahaha
Richard: In 2009 and 2012 you made the grade and were included in Pro Wrestling Illustrated's "Top 500 Pro Wrestlers" what were your thoughts when you found out when you were nominated on both occasions?
Chance: I found out through friends on both occasions. It's an extreme honor to be mentioned in the magazines, yet to be ranked is an even greater accomplishment. I know that a lot of the boys tend to frown upon it and see it as a rigged piece of marketing for the popular wrestlers....well, what's so wrong with that? As long as there is a credible audience, there should be a ranking system to honor those that put in the time to be the best.
Richard: What are you long term goals, when it comes to your career in professional wrestling?
Chance: To wrestle full time for either WWE or Impact Wrestling. If not full time for them, then to expand to more international competition.
Richard: Which of any of the big three pro wrestling promotions would be your number one choice to work for, if given the opportunity; WWE, TNA, or ROH?
Chance: WWE honestly. Not a shot to either TNA or ROH, I'd welcome any offer to work for them as well, but I've got a family to provide for. All joking aside, (hahahaha), at the end of the day, its all about making sure you take care of those who take care of you.
Richard: In the span of your career you have held numerous titles from various promotions, out of all those titles, which one are you the most proud of capturing?
Chance: The NWA National Heavyweight Championship and the Ring Warriors Bahamas Championship.
Fans can follow Chance on Twitter @chanceprophet on Facebook and his Official Website where you can vote for Chance to be a contestant for TNA Gut Check.
I want to personally thank NWA Superstar Chance Prophet for taking the time to speak with me here on Kayfabe Kickout.
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