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Friday, May 3, 2013

OVWmania 1YA Q&A: Ref Chris Sharpe

Today's Q&A is with OVW Referee Chris Sharpe. You can find him on twitter @RefChrisSharpe. Thanks again to "Sharpie" for participating in OVWmania's 1-Year Anniversary Q&A.

1. Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?
Everybody. Hogan, Warrior, Big Boss Man, The Undertaker, Million Dollar Man, Stone Cold, The Rock. So many. I just never grew out of it.

2. When did you decide you wanted to be a referee?
I didn't decide it at first. It was a decision made for me by Silvio. I was training to start doing this when I was 16 and I would always work my butt off, but I'm not naturally athletic. So it was suggested that I be a ref for a while. I did that as well as wrestled and managed for a few years before moving here, and when I did, I knew my best shot at making my dreams a reality would be to stick to trying to be a great ref.

3. Who has helped you most in the industry?
Silvio, Paredyse, Rip (Rogers), Danny (Davis), Jim (Cornette), & Al (Snow). Everyone really.

4. Whose matches do you enjoy watching the most?
My own. That way I get to see matches from everyone on the roster.

5. What is your favorite match that you've been involved in?
It was a Richmond Lucha Libre reunion show in Virginia with a Steel Cage Triple Threat Match between Paredyse, Silvio & That Guy Dave, 2 days before I got to be an extra for WWE. Awesome energy that week.

6. If you weren’t in wrestling, what do you think your second career choice would be?
I would create the story side of rides for Disney theme parks. I will probably still do it one day.

7. What’s your favorite food?
It's more of a food genre, Italian.

8. What kind of music are you into?
I like most artists on a Lil Wayne or Drake Pandora station.

9. Favorite movies and/or actors?
That's too hard to say. I will say that I get a lot of good movie recommendations from Ted McNaler.

10. Any secret talents?
Many. But if I told you...