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We host from "The Grit City", (located in the beautiful Pacific NorthwestTacoma, Washington.  

We cover everything from lifestyle and small businesses to events, musicians, bands and interesting characters we find along the way.  Things that we feel personify the meaning of "Grit": Fortitude, Perseverance, Strength of Character, Determination. Tenacity, Resolve, etc.

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Grit City Podcast Ep. 89: Ethan HD

Grit City Podcast Ep. 89: Ethan HD

Ethan HD is a wrestler that performs with Paragon Pro Wrestling, a wrestling TV show out of Las Vegas, West Coast Wrestling Connection, a company that runs TV tapings in Portland with live shows in Salem, and the ECCW, Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling out of Vancouver BC. On April 5th, he was crowned as the new Elite Canadian Champion.

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The podcast kicks off with Ethan talking about his love for power rangers, pro wrestling and how he decided to be a pro wrestler. He explains what it was like at 17 joining wrestling school and his first days there learning stunt work, which included how to fall, tumble, and protect himself. He then dives into places he’s traveled to throughout his career.

Talk then turns to the development of Ethan’s villain character, and the guys ask him about the pain he goes through while performing. Calling himself lucky in a lot of ways, he talks about injuries that include a concussion, dislocation of his ring finger, and having to get 5 staples put in his head. Ethan explains that other guys have gone through much worse, including breaking their neck and having injuries that made them stay in the hospital for a week.

At the halfway mark, chat goes to Ethan’s favorite moves and who he would wrestle if he could wrestle anyone, alive or dead. Curb stomp being his favorite move, another one that he covers is the street fighter flash kick. In addition, he describes what sparks the fans biggest reactions. The move in between the move, he says, is what really gets the crowd going.

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The show winds down with discussion of places fans can find him online and the pros and cons of Snapchat. Ethan also talks about performing at his highest level at every tournament, regardless of the size of the crowd. Now with most performances going online, he expresses how it has changed the way he performs during every match.

This podcast comes to an end with Ethan pondering on what his plans are in the future, including comedy. He talks about the comedians that have inspired him and the guys invite him to try out the mike at one of their upcoming shows. He also gives info on what he has upcoming, a show in Vegas, and his show on April 16th at El Corazon in Seattle.

Thanks Ethan for spending some time with the guys for an insightful look into your career as a pro wrestler.


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