After The Bell: Ronnie Ladd
One of the highlights of our recent Okeechobee Invasion debut show was the introduction of Ronnie Ladd to The Unit. This towering powerhouse formerly known as Tyranus made his presence known in short fashion against the opposing three man team. We expect big things from this giant as we go after the bell and learn about this fascinating grappler.
Question: How old were you when you saw your first live wrestling match?
Ronnie Ladd: Been watching for as long as I can remember, but I was probably about 17 when I saw my first LIVE match. It was a house show. Chris Benoit and Eddie were on the card.
Question: Where did you begin your training and who trained you?
Ronnie Ladd: I began w/ Kevin Rhodes, but I didn’t really start training unless I signed w/ Team Vision Dojo under Chasyn Rance/Aaron Epic.
Question: What is your entrance music? Any reason for picking this song?
Ronnie Ladd: Korn – Coming Undone. I had it as a song on my gym playlist. It always got me pumped.
Question: What is your favorite cheat meal?
Ronnie Ladd: I eat pretty clean, far from perfect. The last real “fat boy moment” I had was this past Christmas, a HUGE party plate of chicken tenders w/ all the spiked egg nog I could drink.
Question: To be honest, which do you prefer? Marvel or DC?
Ronnie Ladd: Marvel, the characters have more balance to them
Question: Who are some of your influences or people that you look up to in the business?
Ronnie Ladd: Undertaker, Haku, Sting, Samoa Joe, Chris Hero, Ernie Ladd, DDP, William Regal.
Question: Who’s your closest friend in the industry
Ronnie Ladd: I don’t know if I have that “1 friend”, I feel a complete genuine love for 90% of the guys I share a locker room with.
Question: When you aren’t wrestling or training, what do you do to have fun?
Ronnie Ladd: Healing up haha.
Question: Who would your dream match be against?
Ronnie Ladd: Undertaker
Question: Other than the dream match opponent, is there anyone that you haven’t worked with that you would like to one day?
Ronnie Ladd: I might have a death wish for saying this, but probably Jon Davis. I’d have to eat my Wheaties that morning.
Question: Are you cat person or a dog person?
Ronnie Ladd: Both, but I will give dogs the edge given that a lot of cats tend to be a******s.
Question: What is something that not many people know about you?
Ronnie Ladd: I am a HUGE music buff. From Rakim to Radiohead. Any and all of it. It used to be a serious passion of mine.
Question: Finish this statement, if I wasn’t involved in wrestling, I would be doing….
Ronnie Ladd: Something involving music, maybe song writing or production.