The Kurt Johansson Show
Sheikh El Sham on NXT UK, NXT India - Racism, Religion & Culture - PCW & All Star and Speaking Out

Sheikh El Sham on NXT UK, NXT India - Racism, Religion & Culture - PCW & All Star and Speaking Out

January 15, 2021

The Kurt Johansson Show.

In one of my favourite interviews to date, I am joined by the 'Middle Eastern Millionaire' Sheikh El Sham of the UK wrestling scene.

We talk about a lot of personal and real topics, on his struggles as a Pakistani male, pursuing wrestling against his family's culture and wishes. Racism in wrestling and how religion and culture is treated and the speaking out movement.

We talk about his career on the UK scene, talking stories and career highlights for All Star Wrestling & Preston City Wrestling and the upcoming Heavyweight Classic to South West Wrestling.

We discuss his NXT UK tryout and what's next and also talk if NXT India is something he would like to do.

and much more.

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Twitter: @SheikhElSham @KJohanssonShow

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Emeritus on Bodyslam Pro Wrestling, training with Truth Martini, coaching, wXw NOW Showcase & More

Emeritus on Bodyslam Pro Wrestling, training with Truth Martini, coaching, wXw NOW Showcase & More

January 13, 2021

The Kurt Johansson Show.

In this interview, I am joined by the BODYSLAM! Pro Wrestling wrestler of the year, Emeritus who was also part of moment of the year and match of the year.

We talk about how he got started in America training under Truth Martini and with the likes of Jimmy Jacobs, Juice Robinson and more.

We talk his return to Denmark and the growth of Danish Wrestling & #ScandiGraps, a potential Scandinavian SuperShow and that that every Bodyslam Show is a Danish Supershow.

Coaching the new crop of Danish Wrestling stars such as Peter Olisander and Easy Loverz.

His next goals, NXT UK and much more.

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Twitter: @Emeritusprowres @KJohanssonShow @BodyslamProWres

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TJ Crawford on Synergy & Wrestle Pro, Pat Buck, Impact Wrestling & Josh Alexander, NJPW, & More

TJ Crawford on Synergy & Wrestle Pro, Pat Buck, Impact Wrestling & Josh Alexander, NJPW, & More

January 13, 2021

The Kurt Johansson Show.

In this interview, I am joined by the first ever Synergy Cruiserweight Crown Champion, TJ Crawford.

We talk:

- Wrestling through the pandemic - 2020 being the best year of his career - All things Synergy, feud with Kasey Catal and being the 1st ever Cruiserweight Crown Champion - Wrestle Pro experiences including matches with Alex Reynolds, Max Caster, Anthony Bowens - Different crowds and favourite crowd moments - Wrestling in the UK with LDN. - Create a Pro Wrestling Academy - Impact Wrestling experiences including Josh Alexander - Experience of working BEYOND against Kris Statlander - Goals in wrestling including bold goals and claims for New Japan Pro Wrestling and Wrestle Kingdom

and much more.

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Gaia Hox on Wrestling in Taiwan, Puzzle, Wrestling for OWE, Goals & possibility of NXT Asia

Gaia Hox on Wrestling in Taiwan, Puzzle, Wrestling for OWE, Goals & possibility of NXT Asia

January 11, 2021

The Kurt Johansson Show

In this interview, I am joined by Taiwan born wrestler, Gaia Hox. In one of the surrealist moments, Gaia experienced an earthquake during the interview, thankfully, nobody was hurt.

We talk about the landscape of professional wrestling in Taiwan with Puzzle, NTW & IWL.

We talk working with Lou King Sharp and Rob Sharpe during their time in China.

Goals of wrestling more in Japan and COVID ruining that for him.

His experience of wrestling for OWE, being on the same show as Kenny Omega and how he got started.

We talk goals, AEW, NXT Asia and much more.

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Twitter: @Gaia_Hox @KJohanssonShow

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Vikki Noctem on Norwegian Wrestling Federation, starting as a manager, goals in #ScandiGraps & More

Vikki Noctem on Norwegian Wrestling Federation, starting as a manager, goals in #ScandiGraps & More

January 8, 2021

The Kurt Johansson Show

In this interview, I am joined by the Priestess of Darkness, Vikki Noctem.

We talk about wrestling in Norway with Norwegian Wrestling Federation and the top wrestlers that helped her along the way. We talk through her character, other wrestling scenes in and around #ScandiGraps

The hard hitting style of Norway, how wrestling is received by general public in Norway compared to other sporting greats like Solskjaer

And much more!

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Big T Justice on Speaking Out, WWE Tryout, If he will stay in wrestling, career highlights & more

Big T Justice on Speaking Out, WWE Tryout, If he will stay in wrestling, career highlights & more

January 7, 2021

The Kurt Johansson Show

In this interview, I am joined by Big T Justice. We talk all things British Wrestling, how he got started in wrestling and highlights so far.

We discuss Speaking Out movement and companies now putting in safeguarding measures and if that will change anything.

His WWE Tryout experience and whether he will stay in wrestling when British Wrestling returns from the Pandemic restrictions.

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@bigtjustice1 @KJohanssonShow

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Aliss Ink & Marcus of Man on ScandiGraps, STHLM Wrestling, Intergender matches, Bodyslam, AEW & More

Aliss Ink & Marcus of Man on ScandiGraps, STHLM Wrestling, Intergender matches, Bodyslam, AEW & More

January 2, 2021

The Kurt Johansson Show.

In this unique interview, I am joined by Aliss Ink and Marcus of Man out of the Swedish Wrestling scene.

- We talk about Aliss's background in fighting before transitioning into wrestling

- Marcus being from Isle of Man and wrestling there for All Star before his career taking off in Sweden and goals of returning

- STHLM Wrestling, the growth of the company and all things Swedish Wrestling

- ScandiGraps & wrestling at Bodyslam

- Thoughts on Intergender wrestling

- AEW

- Goals in wrestling

and so much more in one of my favourite interviews to date.

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Aliss Ink - @InkAliss

Marcus of Man - MJShilling

Rory Coyle on his career, Defiant Wrestling, NORTH, NGW, BWR, Rampage Brown, goals & much more

Rory Coyle on his career, Defiant Wrestling, NORTH, NGW, BWR, Rampage Brown, goals & much more

December 21, 2020

The Kurt Johansson Show.

In this interview, I'm joined by the video nasty, the last true sickboy, Rory Coyle.

We talk about his career in wrestling, working with the likes of Rampage Brown & Screwface Ahmed.

We talk his experiences with the likes of NORTH & Defiant and being made champion and how he feels when holding the belt.

We talk the crazy world of WrestleVerse where he feuded with Chuck Wood over a bear!

His character and style.

His experience at ICW not going to plan, working for BWR and breaking down his different tag team partners.

We talk dream opponents and his match in NORTH against Eddie Kingston

and much more.

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Scott Bell on being a referee for BWR, NGW, NORTH and FFW. Making his Rev Pro debut, WWE, AEW & more

Scott Bell on being a referee for BWR, NGW, NORTH and FFW. Making his Rev Pro debut, WWE, AEW & more

December 20, 2020

The Kurt Johansson Show

In this interview I am joined by one of the top referee's in the British Wrestling scene, Scott Bell.

We talk: - Training at NGW Academy

- Deciding to be a referee instead of a wrestler despite being rated by his coach Matt Myers & Nathan Cruz

- Making his BWR debut

- NGW debut, Butlins and Hull City Hall

- Having to count three when not the finish and positivity from FFW for this

- Refereeing at North - Rory Coyle Vs. Eddie Kingston.

- Favourite matches

- Why he may not fit the WWE imagine

and much more!

@RefSGB93 @KJohanssonShow

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Carlos Zamora on WWE Tryout, Danish Wrestling CCW, DPW & Bodyslam! Danish Supershow & #ScandiGraps

Carlos Zamora on WWE Tryout, Danish Wrestling CCW, DPW & Bodyslam! Danish Supershow & #ScandiGraps

December 14, 2020

The Kurt Johansson Show

In this interview, I'm joined by the first ever wrestler to represent Denmark at WWE's Tryouts, Carlos Zamora.

- Carlos talks about his start in wrestling, transitioning from MMA.

- His experiences with WWE at the Tryout and his future goals

- All thing #ScandiGraps - Copenhagen Championship Wrestling, Dansk Pro Wrestling & Bodyslam Pro Wrestling.

- Nitro Green, Screwface Ahmed and more.

- Goals of having a Danish Supershop

- Wrestling in the Philippines

- Goals in wrestling

and so much more.

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Twitter: @CarlosZ95816530 @KJohanssonShow

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