Name: Lucas Marvel
Nickname(s): Flex, The King of Quim
From: Newcastle, England
Started training: 2011
Complete Revolutionary Wrestling
Companies worked for:
Complete Revolutionary Wrestling
Exciting Wrestling Evolution
Full Tilt Wrestling
Independent Wrestling Federation
Main Event Wrestling
SHIELD Pro Wrestling
World Wide Wrestling League
FTW Tag Team Championships
IWF Tag Team Championships
The Dick Punch
(I don’t feel like this needs explaining)
If you are a wrestling fan in the Northeast of England you will likely have seen Lucas Marvel wrestle and will probably recognise him as that guy who doesn’t quite look like you expect a wrestler to look like but is incredibly entertaining. Standing at 6’1″ and weighing 12 stone Marvel looks too slight to be a professional wrestler and he knows this, he admitted to me that he knows he should spend more time at the gym. Despite his slender physique I am yet to see Marvel wrestle a match where it has not been logically set out and well paced. Yes he is rarely the biggest man in the ring but he knows this and always uses his intelligence and wrestling knowledge to put together a believeable bout.
As always I spoke to Marvel to discuss how and why he got into wrestling. He told me his favourite wrestler growing up was ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels which he rates him as one of the best wrestlers of all time and as being one of the all time coolest.
Despite being a wrestling fan his path into wrestling came out of the blue. He recalled how he got into wrestling Marvel when his parent’s neighbours were having a 50th Birthday party and he saw a wrestling related picture they had on their wall. He asked about the picture and the neighbours introduced him to his trainer Ken Clark who invited him to a training session. He went, enjoyed it and continued going. Despite his enjoyment for training and his respect for Clark when I asked Marvel how long was his training before his first match he was very open and honest with his response “far too soon, I think I was on shows within four months and there was no way I was ready at all… I spent a lot of time not having a clue and not knowing what it was all about and to some extent I don’t”. I didn’t say this to Marvel (it’s not in my nature to say nice things to people) but I believe he was being incredibly harsh on himself because, as I stated earlier, I believe he possesses the knowledge to put together a very well thought out, well structured, correctly paced and most importantly entertaining match.
Despite being thrown in at the deep end before he was ready Marvel has managed to cut out a respectable career for himself on the local Northeast scene and if it wasn’t for a persistent shoulder injury he would be further along in his early career. Given his injury history I can understand his logic in mainly working tag team matches (with his MarvelAss tag partner Assassin) as this not only helps him protect his shoulder but also plays to his strengths in terms of entertaining and selling.
On behalf of myself and the Calling Spots team I would like to wish Lucas Marvel all the best in his wrestling future and that him for his patience in waiting for me to produce this. Sorry Luke!
Marvel’s dream opponent would be Jerry Lawler as he believes he is the best pro wrestler of all time “he is just just one of those guys who gets it”. He told me that he believes it would be an honour to be in the ring with him.
When Marvel was a child he auditioned for a Fairy Liquid advert, the one where the child is impatiently waiting for his mother to finish up with the bottle so he can make something with it. He got down to the final two but was pipped at the post by the eventual winner. When he told me this fact he joked at how different his life could have been if he had been the face of Fairy Liquid and had all that sweet washing liquid money.
Marvel was once retweeted by ‘Bad Ass’ Billy Gunn. He described it by saying “that was a good day”.
*as of March 2017
Written by Neil Rogers