5 Questions! Volume 41: Shain Bender
Welcome to the 41st edition of 5 Questions! Keep in mind, these were never intended to be super in depth, but they have always been informative and hopefully fun. It’s been cool getting to know a little bit about the minds of the good folks that put their bodies on the line to entertain us. Our next guest is a talented young guy with a big future in the sport.
Shain is a super athletic and charismatic young talent that is already touring the country trying to improve his craft. He already has the pedigree to be successful, being trained by Seth Rollins and Marek Brave (The Black and The Brave Wrestling Academy) will do that for you, so with his drive and determination I expect him to do very well for himself.
Let’s get some insight on Shain (or Handsome Jack) and have some fun.
1: Who most influenced you to become a professional wrestler?
“My biggest influence to become a wrestler would have to be Cm punk and Seth Rollins. They really connected with me as a kid and a young teenager without a father figure. I watched them and saw myself. And then to go on and be trained by Seth Rollins was a big notch of confidence for a very unconfident and insecure kid.”
2: What is your all time favorite match that you’ve been apart of?
“My favorite match I have been a part of so far would have to be Jimmy Jacobs and myself vs Jake Crist and JC Rotten. Only because Jimmy was and idol of mine growing up. He also was in a pretty famous tag team with my trainer (the Age of the Fall). Who I watched when I was a teenager. When I got to tag with Jimmy i basically live out a childhood fantasy I never thought would happen.”
3: If you could work for any promotion in wrestling history, what would it be?
“There are a lot of promotions I would love to work for. But I have to say WWE. It is the show of shows and the place that shows if your the best or not.”
4: Is there a song that you LOVE that everyone else thinks is awful?
“A song I love that everyone else thinks is terrible, or at least my riding buddy’s think is terrible, is I Aint Mad At Ya by Tupac. (Editors Note: That song is awesome and they are nuts.) That song just reminds me to worry about number one. Everyone does their own thing. You can’t be mad at someone for doing their thing. The world doesn’t revolve around one person. So you do you and don’t worry about what the next man is doing.”
5: In your opinion who is the greatest Professional Wrestler of all time?
“I have my favorites. Shawn, Seth, Punk, Bryan etc. but to say that one is the greatest of all time is relative. No man stay is one place forever. The game is constantly evolving and what is good now is different to what was good then. As long as you are on top of the game when you were playing it you will always be considered great.”
There we have it guys, another 5 Questions have come and gone.
Here comes my favorite part…
Remember the sole reason for these is to get some extra eyeballs on people, and let as many folks as we can know what these talented individuals are up to. That’s what this next section is all about! Time to plug some stuff!
“Thank you for taking the time of day to read what this kid from nowhere, Louisiana had to say.
Once again I would like to thank our guest for joining us today and spending some of his precious free time answering questions like this. These folks have a lot on their plates so I appreciate Shain taking time to answer these for us. Try and support him where you can, I’d greatly appreciate it.