My name is Curt “The Lone Star” Stallion and I’m a west Texas born and raised professional wrestler. I started training at Old School Wrestling Academy in October 2012 and relocated to St Louis in January 2015 to further my training under NJPW’s (then ROH) Michael Elgin.
My first big match came in May 2015 against ACH (who I’d later end up living with). He won the match, go figure, but I was the real winner with all I had learned from that match. I had multiple run-ins with Ray Rowe, that usually ended in me getting the piss beat out of me, except for the final time where I won both the Anarchy World and Hardcore championships.
I’m currently a part of the 2017 ROH Top Prospect Tournament and advanced past the first round(update and spoiler alert: Stallion was eliminated in the semi finals). I’ve competed in ROH, AAW, FIP, ACW, AWE, ROCKSTAR, TIER-1, VIP, ECWA, etc.
This is what PAIN feels like!
H/F: What was the toughest thing to give up or sacrifice to be part of the wrestling world?
CS: Miles, money, time, friends, relationships, sleep, etc. It all sucks to lose, but if I let it go, it had to be done.
H/F: Do you think its harder or just equally as hard to get to the big leagues of wrestling as it is say Basketball or Football?
CS: I think every respective sport has its own trials and tribulations when one is trying to “make it”. I’m not the type of person to say “What I do is harder than what you do,” but I know from experience that what we do is far more physically grueling than most others form of training or practice. Regardless, I know how hard some guys work to even be noticed by places like NFL of NBA. So that’s just kind of a weird question to me, I suppose.
H/F: Do you feel that wrestling has more premature or just a surprising number of earlier then expected deaths compared to other sports and does this influence you in any way?
CS: It really upsets me to think about sometimes. And wrestling definitely has more premature deaths than most other sports, sadly. There’s still guys passing on left and right, too. I can only hope that trend is broken in the near future. I carry these thoughts with me everywhere, very conscious of how quick it could all be taken away, and I try my best to take care of myself.
H/F: If you had the power to make any gimmick work, no matter how weird or normal it may be, what would you do?
CS: I prefer being myself, honestly. Though, I’ve had an idea where I have 2 gimmicks, one being me and the other more being of a comedy/jobber gimmick where I’m a faux superhero while being a stereotypical rowdy Texan at the same time. I’d where denim jeans, Wrestling cowboy boots and have a Texas flag themed mask with the blue being denim as well. That’d be fun, I’m sure.