Richard 'The Richard' Beldyk [therichardofficial]
What is your sport, and what level of commitment do you have to it?
I'm a professional Wrestler while my commitment to the sport is limited ever since I officially retired.
Can you provide a link to a site where we can get to know more about you or your sports activity?
Unfortunately not at this moment! Our staff is working on a new website right now just because the Facebook page of The Richard has been deleted in July. If you want to find out about Wrestling just watch a couple video clips on YouTube where the guys get at it. (Laughs)
How did you get started? Who introduced you to the sport?
I guess television did in somewhat around 1998/1999. I would stay up late until the WWF RAW episode would eventually air. Wrestling wasn't really popular at that time in Germany so it aired on one of the "filthier" channels. Yet to this day I still remember all the sex commercials that would fill the breaks.
Who was the sports idol that impressed you the most as a child? And who impresses you now?
Right from the beginning I started to idolise Hulk Hogan as my absolute favorite character. He and two other guys named Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock really made my neckhairs go up when the entrance theme first blasted trought these crowded arenas. Nowadays wrestling isn't that much left in my DNA in terms of actually watching the WWE or similar promotions. I try to keep my focus on myself right now.
What plans do you have for yourself? What do you want to achieve?
I basically quit wrestling for good. I don't think that I'll ever return to the squared circle again. Sorry fellas... but hey! There is a saying in this business that says NEVER SAY NEVER!
What do you imagine yourself doing for your retirement?
Don't worry about that brother! The way is long and cloudy. No one knows what's to come next. Thank you guys for having me!
Richard 'The Richard' Beldyk