Punishment Martinez on Journey to ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling – TSC News #20


Punishment Martinez on Journey to ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling – TSC News #20
TSC News host Fred Richani interviews rising Ring of Honor
and New Japan Pro Wrestling star Punishment Martinez on this week’s episode! In this episode, the 6’7″, 250lb wrestler discusses how he lost over 100lbs, his training at the World Famous Monster Factory with Danny Cage, getting an opportunity with ROH Wrestling, crossing over to NJPW, challenging Hirooki Goto for the NEVER Openweight Championship, how The Undertaker influenced him, and what the future holds inside the squared circle!

Fast Facts about Luis “Punishment” Martinez:

-Made Pro Wrestling debut in 2004
-Graduate and current trainer of The Monster Factory
-Keystone Pro Wrestling
-Former KPW Tag Team Champion with Matt Riddle
-MFPW Heavyweight Champion (3)
-Former MFPW Tag Team Championship (2) with Brolly and QT Marshall

Interview Time Codes:

01:43 Getting serious about wrestling career
02:42 Weight loss
04:50 The Monster Factory, Working with Danny Cage
06:55 Martial arts background
09:27 Memories as an NYC wrestling fan
11:44 The Undertaker
14:00 Moment that brought him back to wrestling
16:52 Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, Evolution of wrestling
18:20 Joining ROH Wrestling
19:55 New Japan Pro Wrestling, Hirooki Goto
21:52 NJPW’s quality of wrestling
25:20 is MFPW taking over ROH?

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