After wrestling for the past 15 years, committed and determined might be two words used to describe Trent Ware. The 32-year-old wrestler from Paducah, Kentucky, might be less than six feet tall and weighs only 170 pounds, but he has a big heart for the sport.
Trent loves performing inside the ring and being part of the action. He also has a passion for coaching, training, officiating, and designing ring gear.
“I wanted to branch out and open up doors of opportunity for myself,” Trent explains. “I know I won’t be able to wrestle forever, and I wanted to be attached to the business for as long as I can.”
For some time, Trent was designing his own wrestling gear, and he wondered how that skill could increase his income. With what started out as an idea one early morning, it turned into a business by the end of the day.
Trent is the creator of Tru Rev 20 Designs. Not only does he have the in-ring ability, but he has a talent for drawing. Trent partnered up with a gear maker, and he can help wrestlers get their wrestling outfits at a discounted price.
“Some guys don’t have any gear, and most promoters want TV-ready gear for the wrestler’s gimmick or character,” Trent stated. ”I thought I could provide a way to help out, and now I have a lot of wrestlers that use my designs.”
Fans that are familiar with Trent may know what to expect when he goes against his opponent. Those who are not, because of his size, may expect him to be a high flyer or to do a lot of flips. He does none of that.
Trent’s style is more technical, and he is always looking to counter his opponent. When you watch Trent in action, you can expect to see more knee and elbow combinations.
“I try to add the fighting styles of UFC’s Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida to everything I do,” Trent said. “I do more striking and more submissions. I consider myself more of a straight forward fighter.”
What many people may not realize about Trent, though he has been wrestling for a decade and a half, he still puts in the time to learn. It’s not uncommon for him to go to a couple of seminars a year.
In his career, he has had the opportunity to be taught by such experts as Tommy Dreamer, Bill Dundee, Bobby Eaton, Danny Cage, Dustin Runnels, and Al Snow.
“I drove three hours to do the seminar with Al Snow. I’ve watched all his video,” Trent mentioned. “Even if I feel like I know a bunch of stuff, I still know I can go to a seminar and learn at least one thing.”
Professional wrestling is a big part of Trent’s life, and to say that he loves it may be an understatement. The thing he likes the most is the moments.
“I love creating memories. When I get older, I may not be able to wrestle,” Trent continues. “The memories that I make will never fade.”