ROCKINGHAM — There’s a New Breed of wrestlers hungry to show themselves.
Tripp “Cautious” Stewart and Trey “Trey Walker” McKenzie from Rockingham, wrestle below their workforce title New Breed. They’re the present tag workforce champions within the World Class Excessive Wrestling circuit, and compete regionally throughout the state.
They turned mates whereas working collectively at Bobby’s Furnishings in Hamlet about 4 years in the past. After a supply, certainly one of them occurred to be watching a number of clips of wrestling on their telephone.
“In the event you would have instructed me six months later we’d be coaching to do it, I wouldn’t have believed it,” McKenzie mentioned. A visit to the WWE Wrestlemania occasion in Tampa, Florida round that point additionally boosted their want to coach for future competitors.
Since their wrestling journey started, they’ve obtained plenty of assist out and in of the ring. A chorus they hear typically is “If that’s what you wish to do, chase it.” Between plenty of cardio exercise, weight coaching and diet monitoring, it’s frequent for the duo to be within the gymnasium 4-5 days of the week to organize for a match.
“Rising up as a child and watching it, we simply needed to be concerned in that surroundings,” Stewart mentioned. “It’s a battle in there. The adrenaline comes off the group. Listening to the group, it makes falling really feel lots simpler — it’s nearly like a dance.”’
Their first official match occurred in August of final 12 months. Since they’re a tag workforce, when certainly one of them will get drained, they are going to sub one another out when wanted. Matches final between 10-Quarter-hour, and so they attempt to maintain every efficiency distinctive, feeding off the crowds vitality and chants.
“[The biggest misconception is] individuals say it doesn’t harm,” McKenzie mentioned. “I can let you know, the ache is actual. It’s not a trampoline in there.”
Their signature ending transfer doesn’t have a reputation but, but it surely’s a variation of a Samoan Drop Kick, with certainly one of them lifting an opponent in a fireman’s carry, whereas the opposite dropkicks the airborne wrestler. And whereas flashy strikes captivate the viewers, the storytelling side of wrestling is simply as necessary, which is conveyed over the loudspeakers earlier than every occasion together with their entrance music, “Scars” by I Prevail.
“We’re simply a few younger up and comers hungry for wrestling,” Stewart mentioned with a smile.
The New Breed wrestlers will likely be competing this Saturday on the World Class Excessive Wrestling’s “Anarchy” occasion at Falling Creek Park in Rockingham. They are going to be competing in opposition to a workforce known as CyberFire of their first WCEW Tag Crew Title Protection. About 40 wrestlers will likely be competing at this occasion. Doorways open at 6:00 p.m. and the bell begins at 7:15 p.m.
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