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PN Celebrity Series Preview: Cliff Compton

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Tue, April 29, 2014 08:00 AM | Comments: 1
PN Celebrity Series Preview, PN Interview

cliffFrom time to time at Phillies Nation, we afforded the opportunity to talk to some really cool people. Surprisingly, these folks aren’t always Phillies fans. One of the folks I get to speak to on a semi-regular basis at the World Famous Monster Factory is Cliff Compton. Compton is a former WWE superstar, winning the tag team championship as Domino in the tag team Deuce and Domino.

These days, Compton is a star in Ring of Honor, the Monster Factory, and travels the world, competing around the globe. Compton is also the subject of a documentary, The Wrestling Road Diaries Too!, starring himself, The Big LG, and Colt Cabana. Compton is a life-long Mets fan so I hit him up with some rapid fire questions. He gave me his thoughts on the Phillies upcoming two-game set with the Metropolitans.

How’d you become a Mets fan?

Compton: Grew up on Long Island about 20 minutes from Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens!! I fell in love with the Mets in 1986.

Favorite memories of Shea Stadium?

Compton: Shea Stadium was huge!! Held around 56,000. Great vibe in that place.

Who is your favorite, all-time Met?

Compton: Mike Piazza is my favorite all time Met.

Least favorite Phillie of all-time?

Compton: Least favorite Philly was Lenny Dykstra because he left the Mets.

Do you get to watch a lot of baseball while you’re on the road as a wrestler?

Compton: I did watch a lot of baseball on the road. Lots of the boys had MLB TV and Network.

The Mets are off to a pretty hot start (14-11) and are exceeding expectations. What do you think their biggest strengths/weaknesses are?

Compton: Mets are off to a good start. They need to fire on all cylinders to play well. Sometimes that’s a problem for them.

Prediction for the series?

Compton: I expect Mets to sweep Phillies! (editor’s note: booooooooo)

You’re a man of many talents and interests. Where can we keep up with all you have going on?

Compton: Find me @cliffcompton on Twitter and buy my shirts! Also pick up Wrestling Road Diaries Too! Starring Colt Cabana, Luke Gallows, and Cliff Compton at coltmerch.com.

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Ian Riccaboni has written 826 articles on Phillies Nation.

Ian's athletic achievements include getting stuffed by NBA center Aaron Gray in high school and hitting .179 over four years for NYU against D-III, NAIA, JuCo, and NCBA schools. Ian hopes his athletic successes will help him achieve his dream of becoming the underground Bob Uecker.

 
 
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