411 Interview: NWA Houston's Chaz Taylor
Posted by Shawn S. Lealos on 06.26.2012
Shawn S. Lealos talks to one of the founders of NWA Houston, Chaz Taylor
Chaz Taylor, the son of legendary wrestler Tugboat Taylor, has brought about a renaissance in the Houston wrestling scene. Not only has he revived NWA Houston but has brought in some very talented wrestlers, such as Lance Hoyt and NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Kevin Douglas, in to wrestle for his company. Taylor brought NWA Houston to Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas and took a break from promoting his brand to talk to 411mania about NWA Houston and what he hopes to bring to the world of professional wrestling.
So tell me a little bit about how NWA Houston got started.
Well it was a vision of bringing quality family entertainment back at an affordable price to Houston and it was long overdue. I mean we had a couple guys who got the same vision to bring back old school wrestling, like Paul Boesch did in the 80s like when my father wrestled for him, and we are on the road to it. We have the endorsement of Paul Boesch's wife. Valerie Boesch is firmly behind us and we are working on the details to do a Paul Boesch memorial show. We actually sell his book on our website. But, we knew that promoting quality wrestling was long overdue in Houston.
So you know I have been wrestling in and around Houston and all over Texas for years and this is my home. So you know I see other people try to do things and just not do it right. It's not all I know but it is what I know. I want to do what I can, not only for us and the company, but for Houston and families in general to bring back wrestling and an alternative to everything that is out there right now. Fans don't have to spend $200 on an event unless they want to. It's not where $200 gets maybe a family of four or six in the door. I mean it is well way – way - under that for NWA Houston. Adult tickets $15, kids tickets 12 and under are $10.
I mean, we have never heard any fans say that wasn't worth our money, they've always been pretty happy and I try to make a habit of, every time after every show, being at the exit door to thank everyone for coming and spending their hard earned money. You know, if it wasn't for them and their enjoyment of the sport, we wouldn't have anybody in the seats. We wouldn't be able to do what we do and that pretty much sums it up.
When you usually come to conventions and see a wrestling promotion there, they'll throw a match or two together but it seems like you guys actually worked on putting some story lines together. Yesterday you had the two singles matches that turned into the tag team match. Today Lance wrestled and there was a Battle Royal to determine who wrestles him later on. That seems to be a lot to do with giving the fans something extra other than just saying here's two guys wrestling.
That's right and that kind of shows the fans that it's not just a hodge podge of stuff being put together. Just like our wrestling school, we teach guys the moves and everything. Everybody can get out there do a bunch of flippity floppity moves and hurt each other and not really care about the well being of the other person, but you know, at the end of the day, when we go home, we all have families to go home to and we want to make it to where the guys can go home, not in an ambulance. And we want to have things to where, I mean, you put the right people together where they may spark and go off on each other to where things can just wail.