Born in Sacramento California, raised in Atlanta Ga. Atlanta GA is my home... Born August 22, 1987 6'0”, 240lbs Single
What made you decide on a wrestling career? My dad was watching wrestling one day when I was real young, ever since that day I've been hooked. I told myself one day that will be me in that ring... I just fell in love...
What Feds do you currently work for? DGUSA, Dragon Gate Japan, CZW, AIW, those are the main ones
What Feds have you worked for in the past? PWA, which is Booker T's school down in Texas, the rest of them are mostly local shows in GA, before I really got big on the Indy scene.
How many years have you been at it? August 17th 2012 will be my 3rd year all together.
What’s the story of how your ring name came to be? High school, weight lifting in high school, I had the strongest lifts in the whole school, in squat, power clean, and bench press individually, and total, I was the strongest kid in the school since like my sophomore year, my weight lifting coach said "You are as strong as a single Nation...you are your own nation...you are Uhaa Nation..." Uhaa is my actual last name. At first I didn’t like him calling me Uhaa Nation, then the whole high school started calling me Uhaa Nation, and it grew on me.
What is your finisher – how did you come up with it or who inspired it? My finisher is called the Uhaa Combination. Actually the name came up my first tour in Japan. The Uhaa Combination consists of a gorilla press into a standing moonsault then a standing shooting star press.
What is and any story behind your entrance music? Not much of a story behind my entrance music. If I like a song I'll use it as entrance music. Sometimes I’ll try and relate it to something going on in my life.
Have you been in tag matches or do you prefer singles? I have wrestled many tag matches, but I'll always prefer singles.
Do you have a favorite tag you have been a part of? Me and Ricochet vs Pac and Rich Swann in Japan.
Are there any colors of gear you refuse to wear? Nope!! I’ll wear any colors!!!
Over the years is there any gear you wish you had left in the closet? None
What is your most memorable in ring moment? Although it’s not what I prefer, my most memorable ring moment is my injury...never thought it would happen, but I'll definitely come back stronger than ever.
Do you have a Funniest moment? Funniest moment?? Still waiting on that!
Do you have a favorite match? There are too many to name. I'd probably go with the 4 way at AIW: me vs ACH vs Facade vs RSP.
Any interesting tattoo stories you would like to share? No tattoos for me!
Is there one thing on your personal side you want your fans to know? I appreciate the support! If I could thank each one of them individually I would!
What has been your most memorable or worst fan interaction? Too many to even name! I appreciate every moment talking to any fans I have out there.
Any memorable road stories you would like to share? Catching cramps in my hamstrings after getting a speeding ticket in Ohio. Sugar Dunkerton or Aaron Epic will tell you about that!
Who has been your toughest opponent to date and would you face him again? Don’t think I've had that yet, but I am looking forward to that day!
Who would be your top five dream opponents or matches? Davey Richards, CIMA one on one, Jay Lethal, Amazing Red, and Michael Elgin
If you could go back in time – what message would you tell a younger version of you? Stretch, and take care of your joints!
Is there a ritual you do before matches or a lucky charm you bring to the ring? There is, but I don’t want to share, cuz then it will not bring me luck anymore!
Are there certain Indy Feds you would like to work with but haven’t had the opportunity? I am happy with who I am with right now.
Who has been your biggest inspiration in life? My father.
Who has your biggest feud been with? Haven't had one yet, but I hope to someday very soon.
Do you have suggestions to promote Indy wrestling or the business in general? None that come to mind.
If you had to do it all over – would you change anything? Nope, if I could start from scratch I wouldn’t change anything.
What effect has wrestling had on you and your life? It made me who I am today, I love it, wouldn’t rather be doing anything else.
Do you prefer Heel or Face – Have you been mainly one or the other? Heel, and most of the time I am Face! People just seem to like me.
What is something completely out of character you enjoy doing that is unknown to your fans? Watching Soccer, a lot of people don’t expect that from me. I played in high school, was all state and the MVP of my team my Junior year.
How often or how difficult is your training routine? Very difficult, before my injury I trained like a machine, and I am working back to that. A lot of people cannot hang with me in the gym, I love to go hard all day, I don’t like taking days off, because to me it feels as though I am slacking. I train hard, so the matches seem easy...I love being in the gym.
Tell me about DragonGate and Evolve. I love both promotions. It’s great to be able to wrestle the top wrestlers in the world. There are a lot of matches I am looking forward to. I love being a part of both promotions.
How did you get into Dragon Gate and what advice would you give those interested? September 2011 I did the tryout they had in Indianapolis, they liked me so much they put me on the show that night and the rest of the weekend. My advice would be to work hard do the tryouts because it does pay off in the end. Don't take no for an answer. There's no substitute for hard work.
For those who don’t know – tell me about Blood Warriors. I had too much fun being a part of Blood Warriors. Some of the highlights of my career, got to tag with many people others would only dream of tagging with and I also got to wrestle many people other would only dream of wrestling.
What is it like to be part of the Blood Warriors. It was great! Never thought it would happen to me, but I had a great time being a part of Blood Warriors.
How was Japan? Had the best time of my life, still feels like a dream. I still can’t believe I had that opportunity after such a short time in this business, and I am looking forward to going back as soon as I get well.
Is it a completely different experience working for DragonGate here as compared to Japan? Not too much of a difference, people over there have a different respect for wrestling. As far as the wrestling there isn’t too much of a difference for me.
Do you have a favorite match from Japan? The tag match with me and Ricochet vs Pac and Swann.
Any funny moments in Japan you want to share? haha I think I’ll keep those to myself!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? WWE!
Do you have a message to your peers? Get your shine on now, cuz when I get back it’s all about Uhaa!!!
Do you have a message to upcoming new wrestlers? Stay true to yourself, and keep on pushing..
Do you have a message to your fans? Thank you for your support; it’s what I do it for. Without them...no me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Is there one thing you want everyone to know or remember you for? Being the most complete wrestler in the world.