Saturday, October 21, 2023

Archive Interview: Lenn Oddity

(originally published 2/28/06)

Nicknamed "A Side Show Freak", Lenn Oddity is definitely one of a kind. Claiming that the Republicans are helping bunny rabbits and penguins take over the world, Oddity has the time of his life putting smiles on the faces of all of his fans with his ring antics.

Q: How long have you been involved in the business?

A: I've been involved in this business for about 4 years now. I started the same week of my 18th birthday. My family was not too supportive of me becoming a wrestler, so I had to wait 'till I was on my own.

Q: Why did you enter the pro-wrestling industry?

A: I love everything about this industry. The athletic capability that you must posses to perform in the ring. The actual performance to the crowd. Being able to make what you do in the ring believable and/or funny and incorporate it into a story. Basically everything that consists of entertaining the fans is what draws me towards wrestling. Making people forget about all their every day problems and have them have fun for a few minutes.

Q: Where did you receive your training to become a pro-wrestler?

A: I started my training in 24/7 wrestling in Schenectady, New York. That company is now no more so I continue my training through S.A.W. Trust me when I say that I'm still "green".

Q: What do you like the most about being in the business?

A: The fans. Seeing them laugh and smile during my matches. Seeing the kids hold up plastic spoons and cheer when I smile and yell something incoherent when the "bad guy" tries to hurt me and it doesn’t work. Just the laughs and kids.

Q: Which persona appeals to you the most: Face, Heel, or Tweener?

A: It would have to be "Face". I am far from a typical "Baby Face" but I love the laughs like I said before.

Q: What is your gimmick?

A: My gimmick is that I am a guy named Lenn Oddity. I believe that there is a conspiracy between evil outer-space penguins, soul-sucking bunny rabbits, and republicans, and with in all that the turkey media is covering it all up. Spoons are the only weapons to fight with, and the only thing to stop them from reading your minds is by wearing facepaint and always drawing an X on your forehead.

Q: Which do you feel has been your best match so far?

A: My best match by far would have to be my match against Drake Evans in 2003. I currently have pictures of that match up on my MySpace page.

Q: Which has been your favorite match so far?

A: My favorite match . . . hum. That ones hard to pick. I'd have to say me vs. J.C. Money. It wasn't the best but he played along with my crazy gimmick so well that I still laugh watching the tapes.

Q: Whom would you like to wrestle, that you have not yet done so?

A: Me, I'm not picky about who I wrestle. I like to wrestle guys that are much, much bigger then myself. I like to make it look like they kill me when they give me a big move. I love to over sell and make it look like they dropped me on my head when I take moves like chokeslams, powerbombs, suplexes and finishers. As long as they are willing to throw in a little humor here and there, they can wreck me in the ring. The crowd is all I really care about. I'm compared to Mick Foley when it comes to those that know me because I'm the first one to say, "I'll take anything you wanna give me".

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I love to read books of all kinds. I watch horror movies alot. I am a real geek, because I play Dance Dance Revolution, and just about any Dungon & Dragons game out there. I love to get tattooed and work on my body modification.

Q: What is your long-term goal in the business?

A: I have 2 long-term goals in this business. Main event just ONE WrestleMania. Win or lose I don’t care. And my second goal is to wrestle for a federation that holds shows every week. TNA, WWE, anyone like that. Originally my goal was for ECW but since they are no more, I'm going to have to find some one else that'll like to have the comedy stylings of Lenn Oddity. SPOON!

I hope you enjoyed this interview with Lenn Oddity. In 2003, I began running my own website, World Wrestling Optimum, which consisted of news, articles, and interviews, including this one.

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