In this edition of Turnbuckle Talk, we speak with Jordan Len-X, who we have seen at every Wrestle Circus event and will also be on the Greatest Show on Earth event taking place on December 17 in Austin, Texas. He talks about his love for wrestling, something he despises but continues to do everyday, some of his favorite things and even has some ties to the Wyatt family! You can read what we talked about below.
H/F: At what age did you begin watching wrestling?
JLX: My earliest memory in life is sitting in front of Sega playing Royal Rumble with my brother and knowing every wrestler, like it was innate to me to know Papa Shango did the shoulder breaker and had scary entrance music. It was definitely a family thing we did and my favorite family memories are often tied to wrestling.
H/F: When did you know that you wanted to become a wrestler?
JLX: I guess it would be when I realized that it was an actual career, like you could make a living in this crazy world of glitz and glamour. I was probably about eight or nine when I started saying I want to be a pro wrestler and cutting up all my clothes to look like my idols.
H/F: Where did you begin your training and who trained you?
JLX: I trained in my hometown under ‘Sik’ Rik Matrix in Rochester, New York. Rik trained the best of the best in our area, from Dunn & Marcos to Luke Harper and Colin Delaney, and while I trained those guys stopped in to lend a hand and train along with numerous others. I even lived in my school for six months and got to train everyday with a rotation of wrestlers.
H/F: How long have you been in the business?
JLX: Wrapping up year 5 in the business in January. Time really does fly!
H/F: Who are some of your influences or people that you look up to in the business?
JLX: That’s really tough, above all I would have to say Luke Harper, mainly because of the advice he gave to me when I was just starting out but also for the years before that when I was just a fan he was someone I looked up to.
H/F: What is your entrance music? Any reason for picking this song?
JLX: X Gonna Give it to Ya by DMX because it really makes me forget about myself and so I can be looser and most importantly have fun doing what I love.
H/F: What is the name of your finisher?
JLX: Well, The One-Man Standing Spanish Fly was a mouthful to say which is why I just call it the XYZ.
H/F: What have you learned about yourself in your journey of becoming a wrestler?
JLX: Probably that wrestling saved my life. It’s really the thing that I love most in life, without it I feel that a part of me is missing.
H/F: What has been your favorite part of your career so far?
JLX: I’m currently in my favorite part of my career. It’s a great time for pro wrestling in general. It’s a dangerous job we do and making it to that upper echelon of talent takes hard work but it’s all I’ve ever wanted, so to feel my career growing is a pretty great feeling.
H/F: Who would your dream match be against?
JLX: An enormous gauntlet of my idols past and present,And of course in this ‘dream’ I have awesome cardio to get through one-hour iron man matches with each of them.
H/F: Other than the dream match opponent, is there anyone that you haven’t worked with that you would like to one day?
JLX: Anyone that is as dedicated to this industry as myself would be an honor for me to work with.
H/F: What are some of your goals for 2017?
JLX: To make myself more accessible to my fans all across the U.S., the world, and god-willing, the whole Universe 😉
H/F: Favorite cheat meal? Type of music? Type of movies?
JLX: Throw a Reese’s in my direction and you’ll have my heart. If only natty pb was that good… Musically I’m pretty set in my ways, if it came out after 2005 chances are I’m not a fan, little bits here and there but my taste hits a wide spectrum from Van Halen, Queen, Zeppelin to Tupac, Wu Tang and obviously DMX. Bowie and Prince, the later being my first favorite as a kid, were huge losses. Austin natives ‘Explosions in the Sky’ are one of my faves as well. For movies I tend to go comedy or horror, which is probably why the Nightmare on Elm Street series is among my favorites.
H/F: What is something that not many people know about you?
JLX: I secretly despise eating healthy, but I stick to it because there’s no getting around it. I care a lot about what I put into my body, but it really sucks and gives me no joy whatsoever.
H/F: Favorite place that you have wrestled so far?
JLX: So far my top three places would be Austin, Dearborn Michigan, and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
H/F: Bucket list of places you want to wrestle?
JLX: Japan, Mexico, Germany, states side California, Florida and NYC. Wherever the fans want to see great action and excitement is where I want to be.
H/F: What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t wrestling?
JLX: I’m either obsessing over wrestling, trying to learn everything to make me a better performer or finding new adventures, I don’t want to be at the end of my life and not have experienced all of the things I wanted to have done.
H/F: Finish this statement, if I wasn’t involved in wrestling, I would be doing…
JLX: Parachute testing or something evenly dangerous like that.
H/F: Any words for your fans?
JLX: I know it gets said a lot but, please really understand that without you what we do means nothing. Knowing that you’ve left a venue with an awesome impression from my match makes the endless hours of hard work that I have put into it worth it.
H/F: Any last words that you would like to add?
JLX: When I grew up I hid my passion for wrestling with most people because it was deemed ‘un-cool’ or whatever but remember, be honest and true to yourself because people are going to judge you regardless if you pretend or not, so you might as well be you, trust me you’ll be a lot happier that way. Do you!