NEW KID IN TOWN
We’re backstage with Matt Mills.
Matt Mills: Matt Mills here and I’m with the newest addition to the PRIME roster, Adam Ellis.
Adam Ellis steps in. Ellis is six foot-four, 226 pounds. His blond hair is slightly unkempt and a little longer in the back. He wears a nice shirt and pants and looks very much the part of a young Midwesterner finding himself in Las Vegas for the first time.
Matt Mills: Adam, welcome to PRIME and thanks for being here
Ellis extends his hand and offers a handshake to the PRIME backstage interviewer.
Adam Ellis: Thanks Mr. Mills. Yeah, it’s great to be here.
Matt Mills: Tell us about yourself.
Adam Ellis: I’m from Warrensburg, Missouri where I lettered in wrestling at Warrensburg High School for all four years. I got my start at Missouri Valley Wrestling in 2019 and then John Sektor asked me to train at the Gold Standard Wrestling Academy and be a tag team with him in HOW.
Matt Mills: Adam, You and John Sektor won… and then lost the HOW Tag Title in the Spring. Why did you decide to go back to MVW.
Adam Ellis: Well, there was a couple reasons I went back. I hoped for a full-time contract- but I didn’t get one. So I went back to MVW to put myself in the shop window and see if someone would come calling. After I won the MVW Men’s title right away and defended the title against Darin Zion at HOW’s Dead or Alive pay per view, Lindsay Troy offered me a deal.
Matt Mills: What was the other reason you went back to MVW?
Adam pulls in his brand-new wife- Ginny Van Lear. She’s a nineteen-year-old red-haired firecracker dressed in a long coat that covers a simple shirt and pants combo with a pair of flats on her feet tonight.
Adam Ellis: My wife, Ginny Van Lear. We just got married three weeks ago.
Ginny speaks with a distinctive rural Appalachian drawl.
Ginny Van Lear: Hey, Mr. Mills.
Matt Mills: So Ginny, where exactly are you from?
Ginny Van Lear: Born and raised in McDowell, Kinn-tucky.
Matt Mills: In the heart of Appalachia.
Ginny Van Lear: Yes sir.
Matt Mills: Well, I’m sure being in the bright big city lights here in Las Vegas are a brand new experience for you.
Ginny Van Lear: Oh, I know all them ’bout bright lights. Where I come from, we call ’em stars.
Ginny points up.
Ginny Van Lear: On a clear night, you can see ‘em all in the sky at my daddy’s farm.
Matt Mills: Your father’s a farmer then?
Ginny Van Lear: Southern Baptist Preacher. Y’all know. Fire and brimstone… the ‘y’all gonna go to hell if you get caught making out with a boy in the shower with your shirt off’ kind of preacher.
Matt just looks at her.
Ginny Van Lear: Not that I’ve done ennything like that and since Adam and I are married it don’t much matter now.
Adam’s face turns a little red.
Ginny Van Lear: We’all met this time I set a buck bomb off inside a dressin’ trailer and hauled ass through a parkin’ lot to git away. Darn near ran Adam over.
Matt Mills: Wait. You set off a… bomb… in someone’s trailer?
Ginny Van Lear: Buck bomb.
Matt Mills: Buck bomb?
Ginny Van Lear: It’s a bomb full of buck urine that makes a dressin’ trailer smell like…
Matt Mills: Buck urine?
Ginny Van Lear: Well, yeah. It ain’t the most pleasant smell now, ain’t it.
Matt slowly nods his head…
Matt Mills: I see.
…and turns quickly back to Adam.
Matt Mills: Okay so Adam, is there anything else you’d like to add?
Adam Ellis: Mr. Mills, I’m happy to be here and looking forward to continuing to learn and grow as a wrestler. I’d like to thank Ray McAvay for taking a chance on me. Joe Bergman for showing me how to be a professional wrestler. John Sektor for showing me how to take the next step forward in my career. And of course, Lindsay Troy for bringing me in.
Matt Mill: All right. Adam Ellis. Thank you for your time.
Adam Ellis: Thank you Mr. Mills.