Fallah Bahh On Inspiration For His Character, Current Direction Of Impact Wrestling, More

Show: Interactive Wrestling Radio
Guest: Fallah Bahh
Date: 10/23/18
Your Host: James Walsh

If you’ve been watching Impact Wrestling over the past year and a half, one of the freshest faces and most intriguing acts to come along has been Fallah Bahh.

On his life of the late 80’s early 90’s wrestling scene:
“I am a mixture of a lot of the characters in that era. A lot of the look is Yokozuna. A lot of the moves and mannerisms are taken from Yokozuna. I’ve studied his look, his body, and I’ve taken a lot from that. But, I’ve also studied the Islanders. I’ve also studied Kamala. I was really into the characters that communicated or got a connection with the crowd without saying words.”

On being inspired by Street Fighter’s Honda Character:
“Oh yeah. This is entertainment, right? So, you need to get your inspiration from other forms of entertainment. When I was a kid, it was either wrestling, video games, or Street Fighter!”

On how he and tag partner KM became friends in real life:
“My good friend! Honestly, we’ve known each other a long time. We’ve wrestled a lot at a local promotion called Wrestle Pro. We’ve been wrestling there for years. I’ve known him from before Wrestle Pro. So, it came natural when we started doing stuff together as a team. Interacting – DOing stuff in the match, we’ve got a lot of chemistry, a lot of stuff of us having fun is the stuff we were doing in the locker rooms! Us having fun? It is not too far from the stuff you’re seeing on television!”

On working with Scarlett Bourdeaux:
“It was great! (laughs) The view is awesome from where I was. So, it was great!”

On advice trainer Kevin Knight (IWF) gave him that has stuck with him:
“Stand out. Be different. The squaky wheel gets the oil. If you are different and you stand out, there is always going to be a need for you.”

On the goal of tag gold with KM:

“I’m hoping for it. I’m definitely aiming for it. Like, I want the whole meal! I want to see how far me and KM go. That’s a real friendship, you know what I mean? For us to go all the way and get tag titles, that would be amazing! That means the world to me.”

On the current direction of Impact Wrestling:

“Im so excited. I just remember back in the day when I first got here, a lot of people were saying this place wasn’t going to last too long. Now, people are tuning in. People are changing their minds. That is an awesome feeling. It is an awesome feeling to see a company grow. Yeah, I’m not the biggest dog there, right? But, I’m there!”

On if he watched Impact back in the Asylum years:

“Yes. All right, I’m from Newark… I’m from Bloomfield, near Newark. And, I’m being very hesitant how I say this. Where I come from, a lot of people had the black box! (laughs) I didn’t have one but my friend did. Thats my mark friend, that’s my wrestling friend. We spoke about ECW, we spoke about RAW.” He continues, “The match with (Low) Ki and Red changed my whole view of wrestling.

On getting to work in the Asylum for the Homecoming PPV this January:
“It is insane! It is incredible to see this go full circle! I was in high school…. You know what I mean? Now, it reminds me, I’m following my dream.”