Dalton Castle Recalls His First Job In Pro Wrestling

Dalton Castle reflects on his first pro wrestling job.

Before Castle was an ROH World Champion, and before he even knew pro wrestling would be his job, Castle was thrust into a referee position for a small wrestling show in a gymnasium.

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Appearing on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, Castle recalled his first pro wrestling job.

"I was 16, I used to travel, I wasn't yet trying to be a pro wrestler, but my friends were all pro wrestlers. It wasn't Rome, New York, but it was close to it. They didn't have a referee and they were like, 'this guy can do it. He's here.' They gave me a striped shirt, it was in a school gymnasium. There were maybe 40 to 50 people, spread out, so it was cavernous. I had to ref a hardcore match, it was the middle of the show, three or four on the card. There were these two dudes wailing each other with light tubes and chairs and bleeding everywhere in this empty gymnasium. I hear this blood-curdling scream from the hallway that said, 'STOP THE MATCH!' I look over and there is this woman who is the curator of the event who was screaming and bawling, she was crying so hard to stop the match because the name of the show was a charity event for a place called Stop The Violence and no one had told her this match was going to take place. I just shrugged my shoulders and rang the bell," said Castle.

Castle is looking to regain the ROH World Title on Tuesday's AEW Dynamite when he challenges Chris Jericho for the title.

Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

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