Andy Steven: Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview for www.PWMania.com. How did you break into the wrestling business and what have you been up to recently?
Colt Cabana: I broke into the wrestling business much like the Kool-Aid man. I burst through the wall of my local wrestling training camp saying “OOOOOOOOOOH YEAH”!. Recently, I’ve matured a lot. I’m now a man of Crystal Light! It’s much healthier.
Andy Steven: How did you get in contact with Ring of Honor or who brought you into the company?
Colt Cabana: CM Punk and I had been working very hard on the Midwest Indy scene and eventually also over to the East Coast too. Word had spread of our sillyness and there were interests by both sides to work with each other. The rest is history.
Andy Steven: You got your break in ROH with current ECW wrestler CM Punk, with you being CM Punk’s sablemate in the Second City Saints. What are your memories of teaming with CM Punk and the Second City Saints and do you still keep in contact with CM Punk?
Colt Cabana: Punk and I have been a team since basically the first month I was training. We travelled the roads together a very long time. Same with Ace Steel, the other member of the Saints, and our trainer. I loved teaming and wrestling Punk. He’s my brother in wrestling and life. I talk to him everyday.
Andy Steven: You have wrestled around the world from the USA to the UK to Japan. Where do you most enjoy wrestling?
Colt Cabana: Obviously I love wrestling in Chicago. A) It’s my hometown B) I don’t have to travel very far to wrestle. When it comes to international wrestling, I think the answer will always be England just for the appreciation of the days of World of Sport and the fact that I’m following in the footsteps of many of my British wrestling heroes.
Andy Steven: You won the ROH tag team championship with CM Punk. How did that run go and would you rather be in singles action or tag team?
Colt Cabana: Again. Punk and I gel’d together as a tag team because we grew up in wrestling together. We were a team in real life. I don’t mind either way when it comes to wrestling. Tag team or singles are both fine. As long as I get to have fun and put oil all over my body before I enter the ring.
Andy Steven: You were involved in a great feud with Homicide and Homicide strangled you with a metal coat hanger, you were bleeding from chair shots, having Draino poured down your throat, being piledriven off the ring apron through a table and getting your head crushed between a ladder. Tell is about this feud and how much thought was put into it?
Colt Cabana: There was no thought put into it at all. I went out there a fought for my life for 8 months. Homicide was by far the TOUGHEST opponent I’ve ever had to deal with in my wrestling career. When I look back at what we did, I think it made me a much better wrestler all around and I have no regrets for anything that happened.
Andy Steven: After you got your revenge from Homicides actions in a brutal Chicago street fight you challenged Bryan Danielson for the ROH Championship. In one title match you two fought to a 60-minute time limit draw in a two out of three falls match, how was it wrestling for such a long period of time?
Colt Cabana: It was very hard to wrestle that 2 outta 3 falls match at Chi-Town Struggle. About 40 minutes into the match I couldn’t even feel my legs. The people of Chicago honestly pushed me all the way until the end where I thought I was going to win 1 fall to 0. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the way it turned out, but I’ll take a Draw over a loss anyday. Especially to the most talented wrestler on the scene today, Bryan Danielson.
Andy Steven: You have also made several appearances for WWE. Tell us about your experience with WWE and are there any talks going between yourself and WWE or maybe in the near future?
Colt Cabana: I have done many preliminary matches for WWE and they’re always enjoyable. My favourites to wrestle I would say were Eugene, Trevor Murdoch and Matt Hardy. I didn’t have one bad experience though.
Andy Steven: What is your opinion on current WWE/ECW and TNA programming?
Colt Cabana: I don’t love to watch WWE. I watch it though and appreciate that there’s pro wrestling on TV for free. The same goes for TNA. I think TNA’s just trying to beat WWE which is hilarious, but hey…if it was easy to run a successful televised wrestling company, everyone would have a show, right?
Andy Steven: I would like to thank you very much once again for taking this time to take part in this interview for www.PWMania.com, I wish you the best of luck in the future and do you have any messages to say to your fans?
Colt Cabana: HI! Also, please visit my sponser at www.TheBestBetOnSports.net. www.Myspace.com/ColtCabana and www.COLTCABANA.com