A Q&A with “Cinema” Steve Shields

“Cinema” Steve Shields sat down with us here at the WXWC4 Web Development Center for a little 1 on 1…

So on February 1st, you wrestled former WWE Superstar Matt Striker.
How excited were you?
-I was incredibly excited. When I got to Mountainville Memorial Hall that day I had no idea I would be given such a hug opportunity. I was really anxious. I was more excited than I was nervous.

Has this been the first time that you have wrestled someone of his caliber?
– Yes. It was the first time and it surely will not be the last. Wrestling Matt Striker is a very big deal and it will be difficult to top that but I plan on running into many more similar opportunities.

What did you learn from wrestling a professional such as Striker?
– I learned a lot from Matt. I had the great opportunity of being able to sit down with him in the locker room and have a good talk about the ins and outs of wrestling. His intent as a wrestler now is to pass on his knowledge and he told me that he believes I am the future of professional wrestling so he was completely open to sharing his know-how with me.

How do you feel this match will help you in your own wrestling career?
– It’s been only a few short days since I faced Striker and it has already effected my social media popularity. That night I got home from the show, I already had new followers on Twitter and Facebook simply because wrestling (and pinning) Striker. I also feel like it gave me the opportunity to prove myself to the WXWC4 Nation and all the other wrestlers. I am currently the number 1 contender for the Ultimate Hybrid Title and I believe this match has set me up for even more opportunities.

How long have you been a wrestler?
I made my debut winning a match against Bo Nekoda at Mountainville Memorial Hall on May 25th, 2013. A day that happened to be my 19th birthday.

Where have you trained?
– I began my training at the Wild Samoan Training Center under The Great Samu in July 2012. I went in for my try out the same week I graduated from high school and it went very well. I began training with wrestlers such as Lance, Bo Nekoda, Niya, Mickey Valentino, Sargent RJR, AC Anderson, Samu and others. I still go to the training center regularly.

Who in WXWC4 have you set your sights upon for possible future opponents and why?
– The first person that comes to mind is “The Chop Saw Outlaw” Bo Nekoda. At our last show he became the new Ultimate Hybrid Champion. Bo and I have met one another in multiple matches in the short time I have been wrestling at WXWC4. No offense to any of the other great guys I have had the opportunity to wrestle, but Bo is probably my favorite opponent. We take each other to our limits and put on great matches. Now that he is Hybrid Champion, I’m sure our paths will again cross. I would also love to have a match against our WXWC4 Ultimate Heavyweight Champion Lance Anoi’a for obvious reasons.

What are your hopes/plans as far as your future in wrestling?
– One thing Striker told me was to set small goals for yourself. Think big, but pace yourself. Set a goal, accomplish it and then set a bigger goal. I thought that advice was great. My current goal is to capture gold in WXWC4 and I have my sights set on the Ultimate Hybrid Title. Expect to see “The Cinema” Stevie Shields with a belt around his waist in the coming months.

“The Calm Before The Storm”, Allentown, PA at Mountainville Hall Results 2/1/2014

2/1/14, “The Calm Before The Storm”, Allentown, PA at Mountainville Hall Results…

Jay Freddie beat Joey Janela by submission to even the score from last month, and then Janela shockingly announced to the crowd’s delight that he quit, and stormed off…

“Champion in the Making” winner Bo Nekoda (with Shawn Credle) and Hybrid Champion Brandon Scott exchanged words and exchanged fire with a few blows thrown between them before being separated in anticipation for their match later…

Director of Communications The Bald Guy and Director of Talent Relations Scott Matthews presented “The Goods” Travis Dorian with a contract, then put him in a six-man tag team match, in which Dorian & The Exer Guys (JP & M3) got “the goods” on Sgt. RJR, Axel Lennox and Kyle Reynolds…

Amber Rodriguez pinned the debuting Nyla Rose, but not without help from members of The Persian Empire at ringside…

Elite Tag Team Champions First Class (Kevin “The Man” Graham & Punisher Van Slyke) defeated South Philly’s Finest (Luca Brazzi & Jimmy Konway, with a baseball bat-wielding Lyric in their corner)…

Bo Nekoda (with Shawn Credle) pinned “Giant Killer” Brandon Scott to win the Hybrid Title Fight

Former Assistant Commissioner RC called out The Bald Guy for a fight, but The Bald Guy and Commissioner Doc Daniels brought a lot of backup for him, in the form of AC Anderson, Havoc and Mustafa Aziz. RC had a backup plan of his own in Eric Cobian, but things quickly got out of hand when Cobian revealed his true allegiances to the Daniels Administration all along, and RC was taken down for a beating. Samu, LA Smooth and Heavyweight Champion Lance Anoa’i ran to RC’s aid to clear the ring. In the aftermath, Daniels mandated that Lance would defend his title against AC Anderson, but Samu said Havoc & Mustafa would be facing Samu & LA Smooth later as well …

Mark Maverick pinned Specialist Mikey Valentino, while being scouted at ringside by Scott Matthews…

Samu & LA Smooth fought Mustafa & Havoc to a double disqualification as they brawled at ringside…

“Cinema” Stevie Shields got the biggest win of his career with a pin on former WWE superstar Matt Striker, who had some unkind words for the WXW C-4 Nation at the start of the match, but praised his opponent’s talent after the match was over…

Heavyweight Champion Lance Anoa’i pinned AC Anderson, but was jumped by Havoc & Mustafa after the bell. Samu & LA Smooth quickly hit the scene, and the ring quickly filled up with the entire WXW C-4 locker room trying to separate the warring factions. As a result, Lance issued a challenge for The Daniels Administration team of Cobian, Havoc, Anderson, Mustafa and a fifth partner to face him, his father Samu, uncles LA Smooth and Afa Jr, and grandfather Afa “The Wild Samoan” in a 5-on-5 match when WXW C-4 returns to Mountainville Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania on March 1st!