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Lance Storm
Lance Evers
  • Birthdate: 04/03/1969 (age 47)
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 231 Ib

He is best known for his work in World Wrestlin...

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...had planned and there's our match. You might have 1 high spot or something big, I wanna do a dive tonight, this is the dive I'll do. If you bump the guy and he rolls to the floor, its like, Oh, I guess I am diving. And you make sure he has his head up and ya do it. There were times too, where you had completely separate locker rooms, the tour with FMW the foreigners were on separate bus. We stayed in separate hotels, you never saw them. Besides the referee running the finish back and forth you had nothing. My very first match in Japan was a 6 man in FMW .It was the main event of the show, I've got 30 matches under my belt, only a year in the business,ya know, green as green can be it was Me, Jericho and Mark Starr against Onita, the main event of the promotion and owner, Sambo Asak a former Sumo guy and a kicker boxer from Korea who actually has boxing gloves on his hands. The referee came over, the only instruction we were given was Onita is gonna pin Mark Starr with a power bomb and at some point in time in the match, Chris and Lance need to get color. And he left, and we went out to main event a show with nothing more then that. I never meet the 3 guys before, I had no idea if either of them spoke English. I don't think any of us ever said a word to our opponents.

On calling a match in the ring: I don't want to say it's a lost art, but it's a diminishing art. I think part of the problem is that the majority of what we see is televised. Ya have shorter times, and the higher pressure of TV, so if you have a 6 minute match you can plan the entire 6 and just do what we want. Live events and stuff, when you have more time, there are still some guys that will have half of the match felt out there at least. Remember the first Cyber Sunday gimmick voting thing they did? The opening match was Jericho versus Shelton Benjamin, and I remember asking Jericho did you get any heads up what so ever, or at the very least, Jericho was a heel, they had 5 different possibilities, you could have set up a basic finish, the baby face goes over so this is the finish, so whoever wins gets to do this spot.And I asked Jericho and he said No we had nothing, and they gave us absolutely nothing. He was standing in the ring, and they hit Shelton's music, and Jericho still had no idea who it was. And the ref walked over to Jericho and said, Shelton's up with his finish, Jericho turned to the ref and said well what's his finish. The ref didn't know, so he had to go over to Shelton as ask him. And they did the match with nothing.

On Wrestling Jerry Lynn: We worked so much in ECW. I remember one night we were in Johnstown, PA. We flew into Pittsburgh, and I mistakenly wrote Johnstown, OH for some reason. So oddly enough both places are 3 hours away, so when I asked how far away we were, we were told 3 hours. We drove to the wrong state, so by the time we found out we were in the wrong state we had to drive like 5 hours the other way, we're going crazy, we were on the phone with Paul, and he was like just get here we will put you on, as late as we have to, we are racing. We get to the building just after intermission and Paul tells us, you are on in 5, so we just put on our gear and went out with nothing. We had wrestled each other enough times, that we could do it in our sleep. He was so good at it, and we were so good with each other, it wasn't even a question. It was who do you want tonight, and we got it done. That was one thing that was really nice, it was one of my favorite times of my career when I was working with Jerry. All the live events and house shows, Paul wouldn't even give us a finish, didn't tell us who he wanted going over, he left it to us to do whatever we thought was right at the time of the night. I was usually the one that made the call, I would get there and look at the show. If we were the 6th match, what are the 5 matches before us, and whats the match