Kerry Morton and Lance Anoa'i speak about working with "The Notorious 187" Homicide.
Homicide is one of the legends of independent wrestling and was honored for his contributions to indie wrestling when he was inducted into the Independent Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2022.
Today's young wrestlers consider it an honor to work with Homicide, and recently, a pair of wrestlers who grew up around the sport shared their experiences of working with The New York City native.
Lance Anoa'i was recently a guest on Kerry Morton's Family Business podcast (exclusive to AdFree Shows) and spoke about working with names like Homicide and Eddie Kingston. Speaking about working with Homicide, Lance would say that even though he'd grown a reputation for being stiff in the ring, there's nothing but love and respect when working with Homicide.
"When I first started, man, I went into the ring with Homicide. I went into the ring with Eddie Kingston, my own uncle Afa Jr., Dan Maff, who is a monster up here in the Northeast," said Lance. "Just learning from them and then growing up, especially with Homicide — man, in the locker room, I always heard of Homicide's stiffness. So, I was like, Man, when I first had to get into the ring with him, I was kind of worried, but man, I was like, 'Man, alright, here we go. I'm going to throw his shots back at him,' but he's cool to be in the ring with and smooth. He may look stiff, but it's nothing but love and respect for both sides."
Morton also described his own experiences working with Homicide for the NWA Jr. Heavyweight Championship.
" That's exactly it. I just finished up — NWA Hard Times 3 in Chalmette, Louisiana, I happened to beat Homicide for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship, and I'm telling you, I went to war with Homicide there. I got the hell beat out of me, but you know what? It was an experience I hope to never forget, that's for sure."
Kerry Morton signed with the NWA shortly after winning the championship from Homicide. Fans can learn more about that here.
Elsewhere in this interview, Lance Anoa'i spoke about hoping to make it to WWE one day.
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