At only 21 years old, Jordan Oliver has already experienced so much.
One of those points of experience was facing the legendary 2 Cold Scorpio, a pioneer of high flying wrestling in the United States. The thing is, a lot of that pioneering was done well before Oliver was born.
"I guess I ‘grew up’ watching him, but not live or anything. I got into independent wrestling pretty young. Maybe like 11 years old I started watching independent wrestling and stuff like that because of the documentary Card Subject to Change. But, I discovered Trent Acid through there, who was one of my favorite wrestlers of all time. Through there I just started seeing all these other people. So, I’d seen Scorpio a lot when I was younger. Fell in love with ECW and all that stuff," Oliver told Fightful.
Before Oliver was born, Scorpio had already trained in the NJPW dojo, wrestled in Europe, Mexico, WWF, WCW and ECW. Still, it was an important match for Oliver to make happen, and Scorpio is still competing at a high level on the indies.
"That was the dream match. I’d been trying to get that match for two years. People started talking about it. I thought it would make some money. So, I started cutting promos on Scorpio. Scorpio actually cut a promo on me. This guy [Jonesy], he’s one of the greatest guys. He goes to these fan fests, and he got Scorpio to cut a promo on me. So, we had built it up a little bit. Obviously, VXS—they’re growing, but they’re booking these phenomenal dream matches. So, I mentioned Scorpio, and then we get the match and the match was crazy as hell. Scorpio went thirty minutes with me.
Oliver is now a regular at Game Changer Wrestling, and appeared on the recent Slime Season show to benefit wrestlers affected by COVID-19. In 2017, he wasn't a regular, and had some concerns when he was contacted to make his first shot there.
"It was a super weird situation, because I trained at CZW. That was a couple of weeks after the Cage of Death situation where Nick Gage and Brett Lauderdale jumped the guard rail and got in the cage. So things were not well between the two promotions. I got a lot of heat for doing that show. I didn't realize the magnitude of the opportunity of the time, because I was worried about (all the heat I would get). I had to take the opportunity, because I asked for it. It was just scary because of everything going on," Oliver remembered.
Oliver would end up working GCW regularly in 2019, and has conitnued on with Combat Zone Wrestling in the years that have followed.
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.