Tonight, I sit down with one of the NWA’s brightest young stars, Mortimer Blankenship of NWA Supreme. In this interview, we will discuss how he got his start in the business, his relationship with Eric Draven, and what the next step in Mortimer Blankenship’s already successful career is.
Thank you, Mr. Blankenship, for your time. For those within the NWA fanbase who may not be familiar with you, could you please tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got involved with NWA Supreme?
I originally hail from Greenwich, Connecticut. I was a lawyer there for a brief time, but I realized it wasn’t for me. I came to the realization while I was representing a wrestler who got a hold of me and brought me to Madison to inform the company of my client’s intentions of suing them. Long story short, I realized, with my high intellect, that there was more money to be made in wrestling than law. I made the acquaintance of Eric Draven in the locker room and started managing him the next week.
Really now? That catches my attention, what was it about Eric Draven that made you think “I may be able to build a new career around this man”?
He is a natural born champion. He has been wrestling for over 20 years and is willing to do whatever it takes to win. That is something him and I have in common. So I knew he was the perfect athlete to manage.
What similarities do you find between representing a client legally and representing a client as his athletic manager?
To represent someone in the court, you have to be intelligent. To represent someone in wrestling, you have to be equally intelligent. In both fields you have to be ready to counter what your opponent brings to the table. Other than that, they are two totally different beasts!
I noticed that you mentioned being ready for whatever your opponent brings to the table. That sounds like a perfect segue into me getting to the bottom of this whole J Mo vs Eric Draven rivalry that has been going on for some time now. How did this come about?
Well it’s quite simple, Eric Draven is an upper echelon wrestler. J MO doesn’t know a headlock from an elbow drop! So he is trying to ride the coattails of Draven and try to gain some relevance in NWA Supreme. He is just a country bumpkin red neck that needs to go back to having bar room brawls instead of stepping in Eric Draven’s ring! This is professional wrestling! Not amateur fighting! But hey, give it up for J MO! It was a smart idea. I’ll give him that.
Well, one would argue that J Mo does know how to hold his own in a wrestling ring. He won a wager between Custom Made and himself that forced you to wear a dress if i’m not mistaken.
Last time I checked, it was a wrestling match. Eric Draven was there to wrestle, J MO was there to fight. Throwing closed fists and pulling hair! He cheated to win that match! He should have been DQ’d plenty of times, but I think he must have paid off the ref. And the whole dress thing, we don’t need to bring that up.