‘THE man who makes the headlines nationwide and around the world’, Traralgon professional wrestler Ben ‘Benny Factor’ Milbourne, will attempt to make good on his in ring persona’s mantra in the United States in the coming months.
The 20 year-old jetted off to the US last month to continue his training with former World Wrestling Entertainment star Orlando Jordan’s WildKat Sports and Entertainment School, after participating in the program in Melbourne recently.
Milbourne will also attend WWE legend Booker T’s training school ‘Reality of Wrestling’ in Houston during his three-month sojourn, and already has several US ring appearances lined up.
The veteran wrestler of five years said Jordan’s training had completely restructured his approach inside and out of the ring, and he hoped to expand on the fundamentals he learned throughout the Australian leg of the program.
“Everything has been rewired; I think it’s been the best experience I’ve had within the learning curve,” Milbourne said.
“It’s completely restructuring everything I’ve learnt to a level beyond what is known in Australia; it’s really at the level you see on TV, this sort of training.”
Milbourne said his aim was to earn a crust in the industry and the US trip could serve as a decisive networking opportunity to further his career.
“Whether it be from TNA (Total Nonstop Action wrestling), WWE, Japan, Mexico it doesn’t really bother me,” he said,
“Every wrestler’s ultimate goal is to be in the WWE, but at the end of my career if I could say I made a living out of wrestling I’d be happy.”
With his microphone and promotional skills improving under the tuition of Jordan, Milbourne said his character’s gimmick as a wrestling watchdog could open alternative avenues.
“Benny Factor is the breaking news, he is the ultimate news reporter in sports entertainment,” Milbourne said.
“The Benny Factor is a lot like Ron Burgundy.
“If I can (make a living) behind the microphone I would definitely do that too; I would rather do it in the ring… but any way of making a living from it I’ll do it.”
Milbourne’s wrestling career began as a 15 year-old in Professional Championship Wrestling, and he made his first ring appearance at the age of 17 against ‘Big Huff’.
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