Photo Credit: Pattee Mak

Photo Credit: Pattee Mak

He has performed in front of some of the biggest names in Pro Wrestling. From D-Lo Brown to the legendary Jushin “Thunder” Liger. He has been a part of TNA’s Gut Check and has done Tryout camps with Ring of Honor & New Japan Pro Wrestling. 

Jack Nickelz: What first started your love for wrestling?

Bobby Ocean: What first started my love for wrestling was watching it on television at the time guys like Macho Man Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, Sting, Big Van Vader, and Ron Simmons were on my television screen.

Jack Nickelz: Who were some of your fav. wrestlers to watch?

Bobby Ocean: My favorite wrestlers to watch were Macho Man Randy Savage, Sting, Undertaker, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, 4 Horseman, Chris Benoit, Eddie Gurerro. 35143_114200971960709_934578_n

Jack Nickelz: What was the moment that made you say, “Yeah…this is what I see myself doing.”

Bobby Ocean: I got hooked when I was five or six years old at a WWF (now WWE) House Show at the Hartford Civic Center (now XL Center) seeing Macho Man Randy Savage fly off the top rope with his elbow drop. That was the time when I said yup that’s what I want to do with my life. I want to be a pro wrestler.

Jack Nickelz: So after you decided you wanted to wrestle what was the next step for you?

Bobby Ocean: The next step for me was to find out how I could get involved in pro wrestling. At the time I was 14 years old and saw a flyer on the ground saying do you want to walk down that aisle of success? I showed my father and off we went the next week to Waterbury, CT to Jason Knight’s House of Pain Pro Wrestling Dojo. I watched how the training was and said sign me up!

Jack Nickelz: Did you have in mind what type of wrestler you wanted to be or did everything happen during training?

Bobby Ocean: I really had no idea what kind of wrestler I wanted to be then. Everything did just happen in training. While you’re training I feel you have a sense of what kind of wrestler you want to become.

Jack Nickelz: What was one of the hardest things you had to do during training?

Bobby Ocean: One of the hardest things I had to do in training was to keep wrestling after I was blown up from drills.

Jack Nickelz: Did you realize just how physically draining wrestling was going to be?

Bobby Ocean: I knew how demanding wrestling was going to be but I was enjoying every minute of it and didn’t care how much it took out of me. If this was what I was going to do I was going to do whatever it took to make it.

Jack Nickelz: What was your first match?


Bobby Ocean: My first match was actually a gauntlet match for Assault Championship Wrestling in New Britain, CT. I forgot where the place was but I remember my name for the night was Debo and I was in the ring with Mighty Mini.

Jack Nickelz: Now you have wrestling for many companies, what have been some of your fav. to work for?

Bobby Ocean: Every promotion I work for is my favorite in some way so it’s very hard for me to pick a favorite. I say I enjoy Big Time Wrestling the most because of the opportunity to wrestle with former and current wrestlers that are on or have been to the next level. Working in front of 400-1,200 people a show. Traveling all over the place.

Jack Nickelz: Now on your page it looks like you had a chance to show your skills off in front of the office, wrestlers and referees of ROH and NJPW, how was that?

Bobby Ocean: Being able to show my abilities in the ring to any major promotions is by far a privileged. I went to my first Ring of Honor camp not really knowing what to expect. The camp consisted of Delirious, Bob Evans, Jay Lethal, Rhett Titus, and Kevin Kelly. It was a lot of fun. I got a lot of constructive criticism and after the camp was over I was on cloud 9 because of the feedback I received and what I took note of while I was in attendance. 35935_108863435827796_6188284_n

The Ring of Honor & New Japan Pro Wrestling that was something special. Delirious, Tiger Hattori, Jushin Thunder Liger, Nakamura Shinsuke Jado, Gedo, Adam Cole, Michael Elgin, Tomasso Ciampa were all in there. I hope to be able to attend the next ROH/NJPW Camp that is offered.

Jack Nickelz: Tell us about your tie on TNA Gut Check.

Bobby Ocean: TNA Gut Check was a tryout camp. I drove about 4 hours to Plattsburgh, NY for the tryout there I saw Sean Carr, Jay Freddie, Bobby Fish and Kage. D-Lo Brown was the overseer and gave some people nick names mines was Big Thunder. The camp was my first taste of what I needed to do to be better. I remember Jeff Jarrett was looking on as I was in the ring and commented on my drop kick. Advice I received from D-Lo was “It seems like you’re the main guy where you are. You need to go to other placed at work other guys.”

Jack Nickelz: If you had to suggest one match for people to see that would show off just how good you are, which match would it be?

Bobby Ocean: That’s really hard to say. Every week I get better and better. I guess I’d have to say just tune into my YouTube Channel ( to be the judge for yourself.

Jack Nickelz: How hard is it to still have a social life while being on the road?

Bobby Ocean: It’s very hard to have a social life when you’re on the road. My schedule can be demanding. I usually keep in touch with people through cell phone or social media.

Jack Nickelz: What can we expect from Bobby Ocean in 2015?


Bobby Ocean: In 2015 expect to see Bobby Ocean in some new promotions, hopefully on a bigger stage and doing some wrestling overseas.

Jack Nickelz: Thank you once again for taking time out to do this. Is there anything else you would like to say to the fans and readers?

Bobby Ocean: Thank you to all those that have supported me throughout my career I appreciate all your love and support.

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Photo Credit: Coons Photography

Photo Credit: Coons Photography