Ahead of one of the biggest weekends in his legendary career spanning well over two decades, Homicide looked back at how he came to be.
Homicide will be inducted into the Indie Wrestling Hall of Fame by Chris Dickinson this Saturday, then the following night he will headline the Hammerstein Ballroom challenging Jon Moxley for the GCW Championship.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Homicide openly admitted that he doesn’t love the name that has brought him success over the years.
“At the time, I was going to be The Latin Terror, this crazy bootleg version of Sting and The Undertaker,”he said. “But we had America’s Most Wanted on one day, and someone said to me, ‘That’s it. Call yourself Homicide.’ I thought it would last, at most, for a couple weeks. Honestly, I don’t love the name. I’m a family man. I love to entertain wrestling fans, especially kids. They shouldn’t even know what that word means. My mother never liked the name, either. But when it comes to an older crowd, I’m a king of the underground scene. They know that Homicide is going to bring it.”
Other notable excerpts from this interview include Homicide going in depth about a deep conversation he had with Jacob Fatu, revealing that Moxley got him booked for AEW, as well as expressing gratitude for MLW, NWA & GCW.