Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dragon*Con Week 2012: 13 Questions With "The Human Hand Grenade” dany only of DCW

The Human Hand Grenade Dany Only is one of the hardest working men in wrestling today. He has worked for NWA Anarchy, Beyond Wrestling, Deep South Championship Wrestling, and of course, Platinum Championship Wrestling. He is volatile and unpredictable – as his nickname suggests. Along with “The Lethal Dose” Stryknyn, Only is part of one of the most vicious tag teams wrestling in the South today.


In PCW he was most recently the leader of the stable of outcasts known as DamNation, fighting against the controlling faction of Empire. Two brutal piledrivers in a row from Empire’s most dominant wrestler resulted in the Human Hand Grenade being exiled from PCW/Empire; but his career is far from over. As whichever miserable son of a bitch that has to face him at Dragon*Con Wrestling will find out…

1) What was your very first match as a pro wrestler?
A) I wanna say March of 2006. I wrestled one of the many incarnations of “The Varsity Kid”. He beat me with a roll up. Fucker. 

2) What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?
A) As a baby it was this little plastic apple that would play music when I rocked it. After that, when I was more able to play with toys, it was G.I. Joe toys, He-Man Figures, Thundercats and the like. All the cool shit. 

3) What is one album everybody should own?
A) There are so many, but I would say that one that to ME stands the test of time is Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails. It was a raw album with one of the best in the music business laying it all on the line. I love that album, and even though it came out in the 80s, I still think it holds true today. 

4) How did you become involved with DCW?
A) NWA Anarchy. I busted my ass to get into NWA Anarchy, who has always had a relationship with DCW. So the better I did at Anarchy, the more eyes were on me. Eventually I was asked to partake. It was awesome. 

5) Can you tell me about your first DCW experience, or if you haven’t worked it yet what you’ve heard?
A) Yeah. Stupid ass here decided he was going to go drink for drink with the No Pain Train Iceberg in Voodoo buckets. Those buckets are evil, pure and simple. They taste like Kool-Aid but FUCK YOU UP. After painting Ace Rockwell's face like a reject Ultimate Warrior (he wanted Sting) I got super drunk, passed out in the lobby, puked on an EMT, and woke up in Grady. The next morning I had to drive to Tampa for a week long vacation. Yeah, it sucked. Alot. 

6) What is your DCW dream match?
A) Honestly if there is ANY place that I think could do it, it is DCW. This is more than a DCW dream match and more like a PURE dream match. dany only -vs- The Great Muta. He is my favorite, and I would kick a baby for a chance to wrestle him. 

7) What is your favorite piece of gear you’ve ever owned?
A) Still have it. My silver skull mask that I wear to the ring. It is badass. It is evil. It hides who I am. It is uncomfortable to wear, and pisses me off right before my match. It helps me “get into character” so to speak. 

8) How does a DCW match differ from other matches? Or does it?
A) You have a chance to see matches that are just that, Matches. There is little to no regard to ongoing story lines, and instead you have some honest, awesome competition. I love it. 

9) Which actor do you feel like you could sit and watch for hours no matter what they were doing and why?
A) Willem Defoe. He is so amazing. His facials, his attitude, the way he approaches a role. He is so multi-dimensional, and I love everything he has done. I am actually watching Mississippi Burning right now, and he is so good in it. 

10) What inspires you to do what you do?
A) Wrestling is the ONLY thing that I have WANTED to do my whole life. Everything else is a necessity, to pay the bills, to keep the lights on. If I could make a living wrestling, I would. What inspires me, and motivates me is to be the best that I can be in what I do. I may not be the BEST wrestler, I may not have the best body, I may not have the best matches, but I will be the BEST that I can be.

11) What is your big nerd passion?
A) The Apocalypse. I am in love with that genre. Fallout III is my favorite game ever. Book of Eli, and The Road are my favorite movies. We are so concerned with the everyday bullshit that we have, our facebook posts, our cell phones, our credit card bills; that the feeling of EVERYTHING being taken away to me is peaceful. Realizing what is TRULY important is something peaceful to me. 

12) Is there a movie that should never be remade and if so which one?
A) Yes. The Princess Bride. I grew up watching this movie, and I have loved it everytime. There is no way that they can redo this and do it ANY justice at all. 

13) Closer – can you cut a promo for the DCW crowd?
A) I can, and I will. AUG 29th.

Come out to Dragon*Con Wrestling at the Hyatt Centennial Ballroom this Friday night and see Dany Only do what he does best. Somebody's gonna lose a head.


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