On Friday October 7, 2016, Sabotage Wrestling will host an all women’s wrestling event that will be held in Covina, California. Several women are scheduled to be on the card that night, but we had the opportunity to catch up with someone who is hosting the event, ring announcer Lucian D. Light.
H/F: How did you get involved in the wrestling business?
LDL: I’ve been an avid wrestling fan since early childhood and have followed the business religiously. A couple of years ago I attended my first APW (All Pro Wrestling) event in Daly City and the ring announcer at that time Stephen Theall mentioned during the close of the show that if anyone in the audience had a dream to be a professional wrestler, referee, manager or ring announcer, it was never too late to follow your dream by joining the APW Boot Camp. That really hit home for me and the next thing I knew, I was signing up with Sparkey Ballard to join. Now, here I am living my dream.
H/F: What made you want to pursue becoming a ring announcer/manager in wrestling?
LDL: Growing up I always loved the “bad guys” in wrestling, especially the managers. I idolized Bobby “the Brain” Heenan and Sensational Sherri, and wanted badly to be like them. Badly! When the opportunity presented itself to make that dream a reality, I jumped at it. The ring announcing was a bit more unexpected, as I had previously never really entertained the idea of being a ring announcer, but some of the greatest managers in NorCal such as Markus Mac and Donovan Troi started out as ring announcers too. Ring announcing really helps you be more comfortable speaking in front of large wrestling crowds, which is something managers are called upon to do often so I’m extremely grateful for the experiences I’ve had as a ring announcer, and look forward to continuing to grow as both a manager and a ring announcer.
H/F: Talk about your experience in attending a Lucha Underground event. What was the atmosphere like? And how does it compare to any other events you have attended?
LDL: I attended the Lucha Underground: Ultima Lucha Tres tapings this past June, and simply fell in love. It’s one thing to watch the show on TV but to actually be inside the Temple and experience the atmosphere, the athleticism, the storytelling, the talent. It was great. I’ve attended a lot of wrestling events, especially over the past two years, and Lucha Underground is definitely up there with the best of the best.
H/F: How did you become the Manager of Boyce LeGrande and what has it been like working with him?
LDL: Boyce is awesome! He truly is a consummate professional and a wealth of knowledge. Prior to joining forces, he and I worked a lot of the same wrestling events together, and instantly formed an amazing bond where he’s pretty much been a big brother to me. Timing is everything, as they say, and being in the right place at the right time has led to a great partnership that I’m having a lot of fun in. Who knew being bad could be so good?
H/F: Ok, now let’s talk about the upcoming Sabotage event. How did you become involved with this Sabotage event?
LDL: It’s no secret that I’ve always been a firm supporter of women’s wrestling so when the powers that be at Sabotage Wrestling asked if I’d be interested in hosting, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.
H/F: What does it mean for you to be a part of this event?
LDL: It’s a huge honor to be a part of Sabotage Wrestling’s first event. It has the potential to be BIG, so to be trusted as the host means a lot to me and is something I take great pride in. I’m excited!
H/F: Is there anyone that you are looking forward to seeing the most from this card?
LDL: Oh man, who am I NOT looking forward to seeing? There are so many talented women on the roster, it’s pretty much the who’s who of some of the best women wrestlers in the world. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a lot of the women previously at other promotions so I’m really just excited to see all the new, fresh matchups.
H/F: Do you think there will be other events like this in the future?
LDL: I definitely hope so. Women’s wrestling is really picking up, and with it gaining so much mainstream attention, and rightfully so, it only makes sense for there to be many more events like these in the future.
H/F: Is there anything else you would like to tell the fans?
LDL: If you haven’t already purchased your tickets for Sabotage Wrestling 10/7 in Covina, CA, hurry up! I guarantee you will not be disappointed!