Trying something new with this test run for a possible new series. Recently I got in contact with a magazine and we became promotional partners. I am always trying to find new ways to interact with you guys and gals because interacting with you all is only half the fun. So enjoy this Question and Answer with Faizan from The Squared Circle Magazine. Due to the depth of the answers this will be a two part Q n A with this being part 1.
For the readers who may not know who you are why not give a little background of who you are & how you got into being a fan of wrestling?
FS: Hello! I'm MD. Faizan Shaikh, The Editor of The Squared Circle Magazine. TSC is based in India & we have created a Global Product which is distributed to more than 800 Heads Worldwide Including majority in States & Canada. Being a Pro Wrestling Fan was just an excitement for me to know more & more about it. The Bitter Fact Is that it was not a passion at first when I started watching at 16. Now many People & specially teens in US are crazy about this sport but That's not the same situation in India. I was a Simple child Born & brought up in Slums and was not so into western sports but due to education purpose I met These 'Riche Richs' & I had nothing to converse with them because of different lifestyles. But then I saw that they always talked about WWE, so I started Watching & On the First day after watching it when I came to college I described The wrestlers like... Hahaha.... the Guy with a Beard( Daniel Bryan ).....this still makes me laugh badly....then Mistakenly I described Ambrose as a red head. Thats How Bad was My start watching it!
When you were growing up were you a wrestling fan or no and if not where you aware of it? If you were do you have a moment that made you become a fan or was it just not one aspect in particular?
FS: When I was 5. I was Residing In Sweree, My Neighbors were Foreigners from Gulf Countries. They Were Guys who left Their Country & Family To Earn Some Bucks Here. They Missed Their Children & That's Why Often took me & other Childrens to their house. They First Introduce Me To Pro Wrestling In the Year 2000 or 2001. I don't Recall if they Ever Saw WCW But I can Surely Say they Saw WWF. I was a Big fan Of The Rock at that Time but he was Like a Superhero & Not a Wrestlers To me. Then after I shifted from Sewree to Goregoan When I was 8 years I Stopped Watching it. And Never Heard Of it till meeting My college Friends. when I Started Pro Wrestling Again It was During Hell In a Cell 2013 And I searched Some Matches of the Rock which Included Rock vs Cena. After Years of Hiatus, I was a Rock bandwagon Again!
Did you ever look into breaking into the in-ring side of the business or do you think your skills are better off behind the camera?
FS: Every Wrestling Fan Dreams To Be a Wrestler. That's a known Fact! I also wanted to be an in ring performer. I think I got the skills & I'm not just talking I'm Damn Sure About it. The Fact Is I never had enough funds to finance that. I tried to go to CWE the Only Indian Wrestling Academy /school but......quited The Idea because of my family's financial condition. though we never had enough Finance with Us My Parents Never Gave up on My & My Sister's Studies . I'm a Bachelor of Management Study Student & A Seminar In my college gave Me motivation to start pursuing My dreams Early for Early gains. The Hip Hop Preacher , Eric Thomas's Words " Turn Your Passion Into Your Profits" is something I dedicated My life to & Here I am now, Living my dreams with my own magazine!