Huskie Howard Interviews “Pretty Boy” Jimmy Malloy
Malloy: Doing ok, and the pleasure is all mine.
Huskie: I have to ask, how did you get the name “Pretty Boy“?
Malloy: Well, I’ve always been Jimmy Malloy, but I have had different nicknames over the years. I started out as “Freak Boy“, then I was “Bad Boy“, now I’m “Pretty Boy“. I came up with “Pretty Boy” during a conversation I had with “Big Kahuna” Kenny Lucas. I was out of action with my arm surgery, I told him and Violent Bob, who was my manager at the time, that I was on my way back. Together we came up with “Pretty Boy” and the rest is history.
Huskie: Jimmy, we have a question from a fan. Eric Workman asks “What is the scar on your arm from?”
Malloy: I ended up with what they thought was MRSA. I opted for surgery and they had to remove a large part of my left arm to prevent it from getting into my blood stream. They cut all the way down to the muscle. I spent two months in the hospital hooked to a wound vac. After being cleared I returned to the ring in two months.
Huskie: Fans want to know if the Penthouse Playboys will ever reunite?
Malloy: I would like to say yes, but probably not. Me and Elliot are really close friends, and we may team up again somewhere, but it won’t be as the Penthouse Playboys. As much fun as I had teaming with him, and our manager Violent Bob, those days are gone. All three of us have moved on.
Huskie: How long have you been in the wrestling business, and how did you get your start?
Huskie: Who are your influences in wrestling?
Malloy: I’m a big fan of big guys like Bam Bam Bigelow, Terry Gordy, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams, but most of all Mick Foley. I grew up loving Mick Foley.
Huskie: Have you wrestled any former WWE/TNA/WCW stars?
Malloy: I have. I teamed with Devlin Anderson to take on The Honky Tonk Man and Greg “The Hammer” Valentine. I wrestled Honky Tonk Man again in a six man tag. I was also in a 5 on 5 cage match with “Wildfire” Tommy Rich. That match came down to me and Rich, and he eventually laid me out with a DDT and escaped the cage to win the match.
Huskie: What is your dream match?
Malloy: My dream match? I think my dream match would be a tag match. Me and Mick Foley vs. Ric Flair and Arn Anderson, but sadly that won’t happen.
Huskie: Are there any Indy stars out there that you would like to wrestle that you haven’t had the chance to yet?
Malloy: I have always wanted to wrestle James Avery. I’ve known him for a long time but never have had the chance to wrestle him. I would also like to wrestle Cyrus Poe, he was my trainer when I first started, but I have never wrestled him.
Huskie: What is your favorite match that you have ever seen?
Huskie: What is your favorite match that you have been involved in?
Malloy: I really don’t have a favorite match of mine. I do have my favorite wrestlers that I like to wrestle. Those being DDK, Devlin Anderson, Jock Samson, and Adrenaline X. I can have fantastic matches with any of those guys.
Huskie: What is it like being on the road traveling from show to show?
Malloy: I like being on the road, mostly when it’s a car full of wrestlers and we are ribbing each other and telling stories.
Huskie: If you could wrestle any where in the world, where would it be and why?
Malloy: I have always wanted to go to Japan to wrestle. I have watched a lot of Japanese wrestling and it is my dream to go there to wrestle.
Huskie: What are your thoughts on Indy wrestling in Ohio?
Malloy: There is a lot of great talent in Ohio. I’ve wrestled in other states, but I love working here in Ohio.
Huskie: In your opinion what could make the Ohio Indy scene better?
Malloy: I think that if some of the companies would work together, instead of trying to screw each other over, and realize we are all on the same level, trying to get our names out there doing what we love to do.
Malloy: It means that you’re the best there is whether if it’s in tag team or singles competition. It also means that the company believes in you. I’m proud of every title that I have ever held.
Huskie: So far in your career, what has been your favorite moment?
Malloy: Every time I get to go out there and do my thing is a great moment for me.
Huskie: Jimmy you are a funny guy. Do you have any funny wrestling stories you would like to share with the fans?
Malloy: Man I have a lot of funny moments, but one of my favorites was when I teamed with Devlin Anderson to take on The Honky Tank Man and Greg Valentine. During the match, Valentine had Devlin face down on the mat and spread eagled him, then he paused for a second. I just watched trying to figure out what he was going to do, next thing I know he starts to dry hump Devlin. Devlin looked up at me and asked me what he was doing and wanted me to come in and help but I couldn’t stop laughing.
Huskie: How much longer do you think you will be competing in the ring?
Malloy: For as long as I can. As long as people keep coming to the shows to see me.
Huskie: After your in ring career is over. Do you think you will still in some way still be involved in the business?
Malloy: I believe so. I love this sport. It’s in my blood. If I ever get to old, or if my body can’t take it anymore, then I’ll probably take up managing or something.
Malloy: I want a World title! That’s one championship that I have never held.
Huskie: How do your want to be remembered?
Malloy: I want to be remembered as someone that lived life to the fullest, and every time I got in the ring, I gave it my all.
Huskie: What companies do you currently work for?
Malloy: I currently work for RCW, XWE, Warriors of Life. Also I’m about to be color commentator at Bizarro Live.
Huskie: Speaking of RCW, on April 14th they had their 100th show. What did it mean to you to have been apart of such a huge event?
Malloy: It meant a lot to me. I wasn’t going to be part of the show at first. My step mom passed away from cancer prior to that, and I wasn’t feeling up to it, but someone dropped out so they contacted me. So after thinking it over, I decided that she would want me to do the show. Being there felt like I was at a pay per view. It was one of the best shows I’ve ever been a part of.
Huskie: Why should a promoter book you?
Malloy: They should book me for what I bring to the table. Because every time I go out there I give it my all, and I do everything that I can do to send the fans home happy.
Huskie: Do you have any advice for those looking to get into the wrestling business?
Malloy: Yes I do! Get into this business because you love it, not because you think that you’re going to make a lot of money or anything. You have to love wrestling to be a part of the wrestling business.
Malloy: Thank you for everything. If it wasn’t for you all, then I wouldn’t be able to do what I love to do, which is wrestle and entertain each and every person that buys a ticket.
Huskie: How can your fans follow you online?
Malloy: They can follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jimmy.malloy1.
Huskie: Jimmy, it has been a pleasure, but unfortunately we are out of time. I’d like to thank you again for your time.
Malloy: Thank you, and I would like to dedicate this and my career to my father, Bob Herd, who passed away from cancer in 2007. To my step mom, Sharron Barnes, who passed away this year on Easter and to my mother Karen, aka Momma Malloy, who passed away May 31st 2012. Love all of you, and miss you. Thank you.
Huskie: Wrestling fans, be sure to keep up with “Pretty Boy” Jimmy Malloy on his official Facebook page. Also, get out to a show near you and watch Jimmy in action. Until next time you’ve been Hanging with Huskie!