Jimmy Rave announced he'd be retiring early after an unfortunate infection recently, but he left his mark on the industry.
When Fightful interviewed wrestling prodigy Jordan Oliver, we asked him who taught him the most in wrestling. The answer wasn't a tough one.
"Jimmy Rave. Jimmy Rave for sure. He’s my biggest mentor in the industry. In life, even. This guy, he’s so helpful. It’s a shame, everything that’s going on with him right now. He was a top heel, maybe, in the world of wrestling at a very young age. Everyone knows the toilet paper stuff. Everyone knows all that stuff. He’s a genius. People actually say he’s one of the best minds. He’s only (37)," Oliver said.
Much like Oliver, Rave was a featured name on the indies and prominent companies at a very early age. For Jordan, that helped him connect with Rave even quicker.
"Me and Jimmy, we just kind of clicked right away. Literally it was like, I met his wife. She was like, ‘You look like Jimmy.’ I was like, ‘What?’ I didn’t really click it. I forgot about Jimmy Rave ,you know? I was so young when he was wrestling. I wasn’t around for it, really. But, then I met him and he was like, ‘Oh, my wife said you look like me.’ Then we just started talking and I wrestled him like a week after that or whatever. From there he just became my go to guy. So, when I signed that contract, he was the first guy I called. When I was making my debut, he was the first guy I called to ask like, ‘How do you TV? What should I do? I don’t know what to do.’ So, he’s a genius," Oliver closed.
Rave informed the world that a bad infection caused him to have his arm amputated above the elbow. Please consider donating to his GoFundMe at this link.
You can see our full interview with Jordan Oliver above, and check him out on GCW Slime Season at GCW's Youtube! You can donate to wrestlers affected by COVID 19 at this link.