Big Ugly Interview
Wrestler Interview by Red Ninja
J.D. Bishop is one half of the Cartel alongside Vinny Massaro.
Since debuting together in Portland Wrestling in the spring of 2005, the
team has been responsible for some of the most brutal contests in
Whether it’s against Team Hell, the Blanchards or the Army of Darkness,
Massaro and Big Ugly have managed time and time again to bring down the
house with their extreme style of wrestling. By the end of a
Cartel match, you can bet that there will be at least one barbed wire
baseball bat used, or at least one table broken. For special
occasions, Bishop will not hesitate to bring out his “Ugly Stick,” 2x4
wrapped end-to-end in rusted barbed wire!
How are you doing
I'm ok, but I am a little tired. I had a long weekend.
Can you tell us your basic information?
I am the Big Ugly. I am 5'9" and weight 250 pounds.
So, do you enjoy working in wrestling?
Oh my god, I love it. I can see no other way of life. I have met
way to many good people in the business.
What has been the best part of your wrestling career?
Just being able to perform. Most of my friends are in wrestling, so I
enjoy anytime I get to work with them is fun. But I think that the
best part would be wrestling in front of my two sons.
Where have you worked?
Mainly on the West Coast, I get to wrestle every weekend in northen
Cali, but once a month I go to Portland for a TV taping.
What has been you biggest wrestling accomplishment?
Owning my own company, Supreme Pro Wrestling. I train people to
wrestle, and when I see my students work, it makes it worth it.
Who do you like to work with and why?
There is a couple. First is Dante. That dude is the best all
around worker as far as ring work goes. Oliver John is the
complete package. He has it all. Adam Thowstow, "The F'n
Man," some of the stuff he does is just amazing. I feel that I
have my best matches with them. But me and my tag partner Vinny Massauro
are the best tag team around. Other guys include any of my
students; Chupacito, Virgel, Flaco Loco, Sir Samurai.
Who don't you like to work with?
Untrained or non-trained guys. Or guys who say lets call it in the
ring but don't understand how to call a match.
So, what is it like on the road? Got any good
It not bad on the way up. But the way back f'n sucks. Yeah, I have a lot
of stories but I don't want to get the boys in trouble.
Can you tell us how you got into wrestling?
Who trained you?
Yeah, I went to a school in the Bay area for a while, then I went and
got better training at North American Wrestling.
Do you have anything you would like to promote?
Maybe a match or website?
and all the links on those sites.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In Japan. That has always been a goal of mine.
What would be your dream match?
I would love to see myself versus Ric Flair. The man is God to me. Or
maybe against Santo, Cima, or The Cartel vs any team on TV
What is the most unique thing you have seen in wrestling?
The ECW fans. It was good to see fans that respect the company and
What wrestlers do you compare yourself with?
Taz. Some people say I look a little like him, and I like to use a
lot of suplexes. I think that I'm more like Perry Saturn.
Do you have anything to say to the fans of
Thanks to all of those fans who the site. And much respect to all of you
who work to live out your dream.
Well, thanks for the time.