Friday, September 15, 2017

Fun Fact Friday: Heath Hatton

Heath Hatton
Courtesy: Steve Belcher
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

I'm proud to say Heath Hatton has been a friend of mine for years, despite a rocky start in 2010. You can refresh in the Heath Hatton meets Kevin Cheeseburger blog. In 2016, Hatton asked me to be the ring announcer for the first Stride Pro Wrestling show. Now, 18 months later, we're still running strong. 

Not only has this move allowed me to live a dream, but Hatton has also helped me on a personal level get into shape. Although I've dropped the ball after we started working out together last year, Heath was a great source of motivation. His shirtless Snapchats showcasing his abs from time to time has inspired me (again) to start the workout routine again, but I digress...

Neil Diamond
Courtesy: Heath Hatton
Now for some fun facts about the former Stride Pro Wrestling champion.

  1.  Heath Hatton is a diehard Neil Diamond fan. He's been to five Neil Diamond concerts so far, including one recently with referee Lane Austin. Hatton is also a lover of boy bands and at one time aspired to be in one.
  2.  That fits nicely in with this one. Hatton wrote poetry when he was younger. He even won several awards for his works. After he revealed this information to me, I tried convincing him to be a modern-day "Leaping" Lanny Poffo, but he didn't seem interested.
  3.  As brave and tough as he seems in the ring, he's actually afraid of scary movies and haunted houses. He's actually been banned from a haunted house because he punched one of the workers. He also sleeps with a nightlight so he can see any potential ghosts. He assures me he's not making up that part. Maybe he needs to hire the Ghostbusters to come in and keep him safe.
Bonus fact: He's a fast eater. He's won two pizza eating contests, one in 2005 and another in 2008.
Courtesy: Sam Hunter

There you have it. Enjoy Hatton while you can in the ring. His career in Stride Pro Wrestling is on the line as he faces Legacy Champion Tony Flood on Friday, Oct. 6 at Community Consolidated School 204 in Pinckneyville. 

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