Sluggin’ with Steven O’Neil featuring ‘The Wavemaker’ Kyle Boone

The following interview is part of an exclusive interview series courtesy of CWN Contributor Steven O’Neil. Steven has been a fan of Pro-Wrestling for the past 30+ years and on top of his love for the business, he has also lent his voice to several podcasts over the past year.

What do you do in your spare time when you aren’t wrestling, or training?
I challenge myself with a to do list every day to be as productive as I possibly can. Whether it’s learning something new, working out, reading a book, acting lessons, or anything I need to get done.

What is your favourite wrestling themed podcast or YouTube channel?
The Steve Austin Show.

What was the moment that made you decide to pursue wrestling as a career?
I’ve always wanted to do it. I don’t remember one second that I didn’t.

How do your friends/family feel about your wrestling?
Parents and grandparents worry and would love for me to stop but they’re also proud that I’m chasing a dream.

How do you balance family/relationships while pursuing your wrestling career?
For the first bit of my career it was only wrestling and work, nothing else. That’s what I was told I had to do to be successful. Now I fit everyone into my time by having to schedule times that I can hang out or do something with them.

What does a typical training day look like for you?
Resistance training 6 days a week. I do a push, pull, legs split for working out which means (chest, shoulders, and triceps) one day. The next is (back and biceps). And the third day is legs. Then finally a rest day and then repeat. Also I do abs everyday and jump rope 5 days a week.

What does the diet of a pro-wrestler look like?
Protein and carbs are the most important if you want muscle and energy. I eat at least one gram of protein per pound of body weight. Then fats and carbs are depending on how many calories I’m going for at that period of time.

What do you think is a common misconception about wrestling that people have?
That it doesn’t hurt.

If you had to wear a WARNING label, what would it say?
Fragile, handle with care.

In an alternate universe where wrestling doesn’t exist – what are you doing instead?
There’s only one other thing that’s ever popped in my head and that was acting.

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