J.T.: Growing Up I Was a wrestling fan. I found out about some indy shows here in the Northwest & Went to check them out. I then found out that they needed ring crew members, so i inquired about it and got the job I did that for About TWO Years Before Starting My Training.
At the age of 14 I started training Under a Pacific Northwest Wrestling veteran by the name of “Governor” Wilson Kaine. Wilson Kaine stopped training people.
I then went back into training Under the belt of canadian wrestling legend Danny “Lil Nasty Boy” Campbell known to most as Lil Batista. I learned alot from him But didn’t finish my training there. I was even used as a security Guard in a angle with “Ticking Time Bomb” Tommy Celcious.
Then I went to the B.A.W Championship Wrestling Accademy And trained under “Tennessee Brat” Terry Bull.
Melissa: What have been some ups and downs that you have experienced since you got your start?
J.T.: Well Um…. lets start with the downs. I have been contacted to work for these “MARK” Promoters who it’s obvious watched a training video (or) the guest booker series & they are having first shows and they book myself & sometimes my traveling buddy’s well There Was The Cow Palace Incident In Which I Was Booked & Not Paid.
Now on to the Ups Well I have been working with Sandman For awhile as kinda an assistant & got to work a match on his team Impromptu With X-Pac as our Tag Partner. Then the next night I managed Them.
I Have gotten the chance to meet alot of great people So thats a plus.
Then there was another california trip for a upstart promotion called Pacific Wrestling Federation run by a guy named Shannon N. So I got a group of traveling buddy’s and we drove there then day of the show no ring at the venue & people waiting outside. The Promoter then shows up and tells us that the Ring OWNER won’t let him use the ring now & that the show isn’t happening. We needless to say after Chasing the guy around town for a hour or so we got our money and went out to party.
Melissa: Would you mind telling the WZ viewers how you came up with your ring name “The Pacific Coast Player”?
J.T.: Well actually I started out as “The Player” JT Evans And the player part was given to me by a few workers that while I was training noticed I was a PLAYER so to say in the game lol meaning i flirted with alot of girls. The JT Evans part came to me overnight.
Melissa: What injuries have you incurred since you began wrestling and what were the consequences of the injuries in reguards to getting back in the ring?
J.T.: Well I don’t really know where to start. I have had my nose broken(4 times), my shoulder is messed Up And the muscle won’t show do To a botch. I have TWO bad Knees It Takes Me 3 Days After a match to be able to walk Normal.
Melissa: Tell us a little about you and your tag team partner and how was your alliance formed?
J.T.: So I worked For a federation called North American Wrestling Alliance which at the time Was ran Out of Portland, Oregon And I fought “The Pacific Coast Primadona” Steve Rush Who is a EIGHT year veteran and we fought In a match with one other worker I don’t remember his name, but after that night me & Steve worked On a gimmick tag team idea In which we would be a tag team called Team P.C.P(Pacific Coast Players) With myself being the player & him being the Pacific Coast Primadona.
Melissa: When it comes to wrestling in general, who has been your number 1 inspiration in the wrestling industry?
Jt:Well I cannot say really that I had ONE top inspiration. I looked up to many and couldn’t put one over on the others. Such as Chris Jericho, The Rock, New Jack, Rikishi, Rey Mysterio, Billy Kidman and a few others.
Melissa: Since the beginning of your career, who have you trained with?
J.T.: Little Nasty Boy(Danny Campbell)
Melissa: Please give our WZ viewers a sneak peak into the day and life of the “Pacific Coast Player” J.T. Evans. What’s a normal day for you like?
J.T. : Well The Normal Day Goes Like This. I wakeup Eat a Night Egg & Hashbrown Breakfast. Get On My Computer Check My Myspace, then once I do that, I go hit the gym for a while. Then I come home, take a shower and settle down for the rest of the day unless I have work.
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J.T. also added that he wanted to thank all of the kind staff of wrestlezone.com and thank the viewers for reading his interview. It was a true pleasure interviewing the “Pacific Coast Player” J.T. Evans. And I personally, being a reporter for WZ truly wish him the best.