Bumping Up…Ender Kara
Interviews can be a tricky topic. Not only do you have to create engaging content, but you also have to come up with questions that make for a cohesive read. And that’s all before you’re even able to find time in the interviewee’s busy schedule to ask the questions.
If it were an interview with someone you’re already aware of, then it’s more likely you will read it, right? But what about those you don’t know. You could be missing out on getting to know your next new favourite wrestler, and you wouldn’t even know it.
So, in order to spread the word on talent on the indie circuit, I got straight to the basics.
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So without further ado, let’s get down to brass tacks & introduce you to…
Name: Ender Kara
Age: 21 (1997)
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
For how many years have you been a professional wrestler? Around 2 and a half years.
Who are your role models? (either currently or growing up) Growing up I adored Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guererro & Jeff Hardy. Wrestlers I studied more than most that come to mind are Prince Devitt, Kota Ibushi, Taiji Ishimori, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kenny Omega and Jay White. As for today, I mostly look up to the majority of the roster in NJPW, Travis Banks, Pete Dunne, Ilja Dragunov and more of my friends.
Was this something you always wanted to do? or did you slowly transition from ‘9-5’ to where you are now? Ever since I was hooked on wrestling (in 2005) I’ve always wanted to become one myself.
What are your main goals for the next few years? To wrestle in Japan. That has been my ultimate goal since the very beginning. I have always been fascinated by Japanese culture and the country in general. Back in Sweden, I would study Japanese at uni. I still do so now in my free time, because I know that that’s where I will eventually end up. Until then I would love to wrestle regularly for Rev Pro and Fight Club Pro
What’s your proudest achievement in your career so far? I have a few things I’m very proud of so far. Making that step and wrestling in Finland. Realizing I had made the right choice of going my own way as a Swedish (and Turkish) professional wrestler. Moving to The UK tops too. I’m proud of it because I left negativity and toxicity behind me and focused on what mattered the most…which is me. Finally, being part of the NJPW LA Dojo camp last year in October and speaking to Shibata-san. He motivated me to keep doing what I’m doing and keep my spirit up when I needed it the most. It’s probably one of the most motivational speeches I’ve ever heard.
And finally where are some of the promotions fans can currently see you in action? Anywhere I can! But as for now, I’m mostly around Kamikaze Pro and Copenhagen Championship Wrestling in Denmark.
You can follow Ender below on…
Facebook: Ender Kara
And as always, if you’re a fan of an indie wrestler who you feel deserves more love, let me know in the comments below!