Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Pitch's Questionnaire with Metro Pro Wrestling's Jeremy Wyatt

What life is like for a market manager who moonlights as a wrestler.

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Name: Jeremy Wyatt

Occupation: Receiving manager at Brookside Market by day, pro wrestler extraordinaire by night

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Current neighborhood: Waldo

Who or what is your sidekick? The girlfriend, Angela, and my buddies Kevin Barth and Mark Ptasnik

What career would you choose in an alternate reality? Superhero, something in the vein of Batman. Billionaire playboy with an unlimited supply of cool gadgets and trained in multiple forms of badassery - minus the part of my parents being brutally murdered, of course.

What was the last local restaurant you patronized? Westport Flea Market

Where do you drink? The Peanut in Lee's Summit

What's your favorite charity? The Humane Society

Favorite place to spend your paycheck: Expedia.com. I like to take trips as often as possible. Helps me keep my sanity and from getting burnt out.

What local phenomenon do you think is overrated? Power & Light. My buddy Mark disagrees. He loves it. It's his most favorite place in the whole wide world.

Where do you like to take out-of-town guests? To a ballgame, Jack Stack and Westport

Finish this sentence: "Kansas City got it right when ... " The 1/8-cent tax was passed for improvements to the zoo. My plan to nab a penguin has been set in motion.

"Kansas City screwed up when it ... " Used tax dollars to renovate Kauffman Stadium. Another $100 million or so, we could've had a brand-new downtown ballpark. When the lease is up and the stadium is more than 60 years old, what's going to happen? Gonna guess a downtown ballpark.

"Kansas City needs ... " A tenant for the Sprint Center, preferably an NBA team. I enjoy my basketball. Unfortunately, I think the ship sailed on that a long time ago.

"People might be surprised to know that I ... " Am quite fascinated by Cirque du Soleil shows.

"On my day off, I like to ... " Be a lazy bum; watch football; and hang out with my dog and cat, Zeke and Hobo Kitty.

"In five years, I'll be ... " Living life. I imagine I'll be happy and visiting the beach as often as possible.

What TV show do you make sure you watch? The Walking Dead and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

____ take(s) up a lot of space in my iTunes: Nothing. I'm probably one of three people in this world without an iPod. If I did have one, it would have a lot of Rage Against the Machine. When I am listening to the radio, 99 percent of the time it's either sports or stand-up comedy.

Celebrity you'd like to ride the Mamba with at Worlds of Fun: Justin Bieber, so when we got to our highest point, I could toss her out. I think I'd be due a lot of high-fives for that one.

What local tradition do you take part in every year? Going to the Royals' home opener.

What movie do you watch at least once a year? Dazed and Confused

Favorite person or thing to follow on Twitter: SaveOurChiefs

Person or thing you find really irritating at this moment: I try not to let things irritate me too much. It's wasted energy. But if I had to pick something, it'd be the same 10 holiday songs I'm going to hear for the next month.

What subscription - print, digital, etc. - do you value most? Condé Nast Traveler

Last book you read: The Somebody Obsession by Matt Murphy

Favorite day trip: Either a trip up to the Omaha Zoo or a trip down to Oklahoma City to catch a Thunder game.

What is your most embarrassing dating moment? To protect the innocent, I'll just say a QuikTrip taquito bag was involved.

Interesting brush with the law? None. Despite my middle name being "Rebel," I'm quite the law-abiding citizen. Perhaps I should live up to my middle name and start getting involved in some nefarious activities.

Describe a recent triumph: I broke my leg back in April. Probably should've been away from the ring for close to six months. Made it back in three. I'm a machine.

Wyatt takes on Mark Sterling for the Metro Pro Championship December 8 in a three-match series - a singles match, a no-disqualification match and, if necessary, a ladder match - starting at 7 p.m. at the Turner Rec Center (831 South 55th Street, Kansas City, Kansas).

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