After The Bell: The Eric Child
In this edition of After The Bell, we speak with The Eric Child, manager of the The Unit. As many people know Eric wears several hats within IGNITE serving as our Creative Marketing Director. Read below to find out a bit more about Eric and some little known facts about him.
Question: How old were you when you saw your first live wrestling match?
Eric Child: In person, I was 17. Starting watching wrestling in 1999 though. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, so I was never able to go to a live event, sadly
Question: What is one of your main goals for 2017? Any promotion in particular?
Eric Child: One of my main goals for 2017 is to appear at an event outside of the state of Florida. Any of them, really.
Question: What is your entrance music? Any reason for picking this song?
Eric Child: My music right now is Scars by I Prevail. Working with The Unit, I feel the song has a good message about never letting people tear you apart or knock you down.
Question: Who are some of your influences or people that you look up to in the business?
Eric Child: Growing up, I always wanted to be a wrestler. I looked up to guys like Eddie Guerrero, Kurt Angle, and Edge. But as I got older and my dreams of being a wrestler slipped away, I started looking up to people like Paul Heyman and Vickie Guerrero. Those two could walk into a room and Instantly get a reaction. I’ve clearly made that a goal of mine in wrestling. It’s worked so far.
Question: Is there anyone that you haven’t worked with that you would like to one day?
Eric Child: I don’t really know who’d I’d like to work with, honestly. I just always look forward to the next person and making that confrontation the best for everyone.
Question: What is something that not many people know about you?
Eric Child: Something not too many people know? Hmm…. I’ve never been on an airplane.
Question: Finish this statement, if I wasn’t involved in wrestling, I would be doing…
Eric Child: If I wasn’t involved in wrestling, I would be doing something to help the next generation. I love kids, believe it or not. I use to work at a school. So I’ve always been passionate about helping and teaching kids.