Over to Mr Money:
“THIS IS THE long awaited story of Mr Money. I was born and brought up in Durban. I moved to Cape Town back in 2004, during that time AWF was broadcasted weekly on ETV. Also during that time I weighed in at 130kg compared to the lean 85kg I weigh now, so I waited a couple of years before joining the AWA back in February 2007. I started off with the current lightweight champion Ed Electric, and through the guidance of the likes of Shaun Koen, Vinnie Vegas, BDX-Treme, etc. we both were able to make our debuts in September of that same year. My first match being at Builders Warehouse in Parow. It was a 4 on 3 match up, putting myself, Warlock and The Chad against Blankman (you know him now as Miss Gorgeous), Vinnie Vegas, Revyv and Ed Electric. This match ended in a no contest.”
Going back further
“While growing up I used to be a big time follower of SA wrestling. Back in the early years of my life I used to attend the events held at Westridge Park and UDW where I used to see my uncles battling it out. Yes, I come from a family of Indian wrestlers; my uncles were weekly highlights at Westridge Park. You might remember them as Flash Gordon and Speedy. I used to love watching them together with Gama Singh and Tornado. Considering I am continuing the family name in SA wrestling, I am proud of having since been a two-time and current South African Cruiserweight Champion. I have been in the ring with likes of Shaun Koen in my very first House of Pain. I’ve battled against the current African Heavyweight Champion Johnny Palazzio on numerous occasions. I have battled against hardcore specialists like the OZ and probably SA’s best technical wrestler, Vinnie Vegas. I have travelled abroad with the AWA, wrestling in front of thousands at a time.
When I first began wrestling I was asked to get a ring name and what better than Mr Money? I am an accountant by day and wrestler by night. I have been featured in many business magazines over the years due to the sport that I have chosen. I have taken on the moniker “Golden Tiger”. I have embraced my Indian heritage teaching people the art of Bhangra dancing whenever I come through that curtain.
I have a few thoughts on SA wrestling today. I believe, and I will stand by this every day of the week, that I am the best Indian wrestler in South Africa today and I worked for every bit that I have gotten. Wrestling today in South Africa is driven by a bunch guys thinking they can jump in the ring and run their mouth. I am all in support for up and coming guys and other promotions but the young guns of today need to respect the veterans who paved the way for us. If you want to wrestle come to the school of hard knocks, and I will sure as hell teach you what wrestling is all about.
“I am the best Indian wrestler in South Africa today and I worked for every bit that I have gotten”
Finally I would like to say to all my fans out there, I will forever represent the people and remain the peoples champ no matter what because without you guys I will not be where I am.”
SM (aka Mr Money)