Top Perth talent, and EPW’s first ever Grandslam Champion, Gavin McGavin popped down to the On The Turnbuckle podcast, to chat to them about his career so far and his hopes for the future.
On part of the chat he touched on some of the carefully laid plans for both EPW and himself in 2020, which due to the Covid Pandemic, came to a screeching halt.
“So I was all teed up for a return to Darwin. All teed up for a debut in America as well for a couple of promotions, now one it seems doesn’t exist anymore, so there was lots of stuff on the cards.
And I was planning on getting myself around Australia as much as I possibly can. EPW was going to be expanding. Last year we had 6 gate one shows and 8 showcases, this year it was meant to be 8 of each.
I meant to be, in five weeks time, wrestling on our royal show, which is fantastic every year. And during the September / October school holidays we go down to the royal show, setup the ring, wrestle three times a day for 8 days and it’s fantastic.
And I had a look and realised I’ve missed something like 16 / 17 bookings so far that were guaranteed through this time off which is a bit devastating.
It’s not just being able to go out there and perform. Being in my mid 30s as I am, I’m already kind of looking at how many years I’ve got left and to sort of give one up for free is a bit of a kick in the teeth.”