The Down Low on All Things Reno
Reno Trains with Race, Regal & Morishima
Posted: Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
"The Famous" Justin Reno rarely lets an opportunity to step into the ring escape his grasp. Fresh from the Harley Race Wrestling Camp, and only an hour after his head hit the pillow, Reno was back on the road again, answering the call to wrestle another match. That's the kind of dedication to craft that's making the famous one famous.
The 14th annual training camp, held November 26 through December 1, was run by eight-time world champion, hall-of-famer, and first "King of the Ring" Harley Race. Wrestlers from all over the world made their way to the town of Eldon, Missouri to soak up the wisdom of the King and work on their form.
Reno's favorite moment? When WWE's William Regal popped him in the face...and then apologized. Reno was overheard saying, "Apologize? It's more like 'thank you sir, may I have another?'" Sometimes a pop in the face is a badge of honor. Reno also got a kick out of meeting Heavyweight Champion and former WLW Champion Takeshi Morishima.
From his first match in February of 2010, to winning the MECW Heavyweight title, to a main event match with "WWE Legend" The Honky Tonk Man, and to Harley Race Wrestling Camp, Reno has proven himself to be a cut above.
"If you're going to be a professional wrestler, you can't be half-assed about it," says Reno. "You've got to be a wrestler every minute of every day. When that call from WWE or TNA comes in, I'm gonna be ready."
Oh, man. Now that's something wrestling fans can look forward to.