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Quarantine Chronicles: Evander James

By: Tom Mitchell

The PPW Chronicles is a series where me, PPW Backstage Announcer Tom Mitchell, interview various members of the PPW roster about what they have been up to since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The third interview will be with "The Man you can Trust" Evander James.

The second interview with Johnny Moran can be found here.

The first interview with Desean Pratt can be found here.

Evander James is one of the very few men to hold the PPW Heavyweight Championship multiple times, joining the likes of Sean Carr, David Starr, Mike Orlando and Tommy Suede as the only men to do so. He has began competing in the tag team division as of late with newfound best friend Charles Mason. Below is the exclusive interview.

Tom Mitchell: Hey man! The first question I had was how have you transitioned to life in quaritine?

Evander James: What's up Tom? Well, I keep a mental state believing wrestling will return soon. So I train 5 days a week. I've been watching wrestling as background noise when training.

TM: How have you been training? Do you have a home gym set up?

EJ: I don't have a home gym. I do body workouts and circuits i picked up in Japan. That includes 200 push ups 300 squats and 50 burpees.

TM: That's quite the routine! Have you seen noticable results from it in your physique?

EJ: From March till now? Extremely.

TM: You and Charles Mason have become one of the quickest rising tag teams in all of PPW throughout 2020. How have you two seemingly polar opposites managed to work so well together?

EJ: Ever since I lost the PPW Heavyweight Championship, I've felt lost in the shuffle. Charles and I haven't seen eye to eye in the past. I guess he wanted to wrestle me to see if I fell off. After I was victorious, we earned each other's respect. Then, after the match, I was attacked and he saved me. Once we shook hands i knew we would be unstoppable together in the tag division. Even though we are opposite, our goal of becoming PPW Tag Team Champions are similar.

TM: As you mentioned, you are a former PPW Heavyweight Champion. Has the transition from a singles competitor to a tag team competitor been difficult for you at all?

EJ: In reality, not at all. I have someone watching my back now and vise versa.

TM: Definitely. Any final words that you want to tell the PPW Nation?

EJ: I want everyone at home to stay safe. Also, visit PPW Entertainment YouTube page for great matches. pro wrestling will be back soon and we'll be ready.

Tom's Take

Evander James has gained some sizable muscle during this time. Before this pandemic occurred, him and Charles Mason were set to take on the Mane Event for the PPW Tag Team Championships. If and when that opportunity comes around for James and Mason, the Mane event will have quite the battle on their hands. James could also move back into Heavyweight Championship contention if he so chooses, and could join Tommy Suede as the only men to hold the PPW Heavyweight Championship three times. You can most certainly trust that.


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