Former WWE superstar and current Lucha Underground star PJ Black has emerged as one of the premier talents on the independent scene today. During his interview with ProWrestlingPost.com, Black shared how his pairing with another former WWE star came about in South Africa along with where the name of a certain tag team came about. To read the interview in its entirety please click here.
On his training and development:
They were all completely different and unique. As you know, there are many styles of wrestling. We get the British, the Japanese strong style, and the American style of wrestling. When I was first taught, South African didn't really have its own style, and my dad used to travel a lot so he would show me all the different styles. What I did was take a little bit of all the different styles and created my own hybrid style.
On the UK wrestling scene:
I definitely knew it was going to be something big, but there were only two promotions back then, and one shut down right after I left. I didn't think anyone else was going to pick that up after I left. So fast forward ten years, I think there is somewhere around maybe 30 big promotions in the UK, and that is pretty cool for us as it gives us plenty of work. You can literally work seven days a week if you wanted.
On the concept of the Darewolf:
I think the character has just become this wrestling version of me. When I came up with it, 'Twilight' was already big at the time, and the kids on Twitter were calling me the 'Cape Town Werewolf.' I liked the werewolf, but I was also attracted to the Daredevil character, like a modern-day Evil Knievel, and just combine the two words, 'werewolf' and 'Daredevil' and that's where Darewolf comes from.