Earlier this year, my son and I attended an independent show north of Toronto that had a lot of heavy hitters. We're talking former WWF stars Brutus Beefcake, Nikolai Volkoff, Rhyno and CBW spokesman Virgil, plus a handful of other up and comers that regularly travel the Ontario independent circuit.
And yet no one on the show was quite as memorable as Space Monkey.
Picture a competitor dressed in a furry monkey mask, NASA-themed wrestling garb and, of course, a tail. The persona goes much further than that, as Space Monkey routinely screeches, leaps around the ring, picks lice out of opponent's hair and takes frequent banana breaks. It's one of those gimmicks that seems so out there... yet the crowd was completely into it!
Beyond the comedy, Space Monkey is a tremendous cruiserweight-style wrestler. The promotions he's competed for include Alpha-1 Wrestling, Battle Club Pro, Freelance Wrestling, Lucha T.O., Tier 1 Wrestling, Upstate Pro Wrestling, Wrestling Eclipse and others. His upcoming booking can be found here.
Recently, Canadian Bulldog's World caught up with the man who claims he was trained in outer space to wrestle. In exchange for a bushel of bananas, CBW got some unique insight into what makes the Monkey Man tick.