From time to time at Phillies Nation, we afforded the opportunity to talk to some really cool people. Surprisingly, these folks aren’t always Phillies fans. One of the folks I get to speak to on a semi-regular basis at the World Famous Monster Factory is Cliff Compton. Compton is a former WWE superstar, winning the tag team championship as Domino in the tag team Deuce and Domino.
These days, Compton is a star in Ring of Honor, the Monster Factory, and travels the world, competing around the globe. Compton is also the subject of a documentary, The Wrestling Road Diaries Too!, starring himself, The Big LG, and Colt Cabana. Compton is a life-long Mets fan so I hit him up with some rapid fire questions. He gave me his thoughts on the Phillies upcoming two-game set with the Metropolitans.
How’d you become a Mets fan?
Compton: Grew up on Long Island about 20 minutes from Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens!! I fell in love with the Mets in 1986.
Favorite memories of Shea Stadium?
Compton: Shea Stadium was huge!! Held around 56,000. Great vibe in that place.
Who is your favorite, all-time Met?
Compton: Mike Piazza is my favorite all time Met.
Least favorite Phillie of all-time?
Compton: Least favorite Philly was Lenny Dykstra because he left the Mets.
Do you get to watch a lot of baseball while you’re on the road as a wrestler?
Compton: I did watch a lot of baseball on the road. Lots of the boys had MLB TV and Network.
The Mets are off to a pretty hot start (14-11) and are exceeding expectations. What do you think their biggest strengths/weaknesses are?
Compton: Mets are off to a good start. They need to fire on all cylinders to play well. Sometimes that’s a problem for them.
Prediction for the series?
Compton: I expect Mets to sweep Phillies! (editor’s note: booooooooo)
You’re a man of many talents and interests. Where can we keep up with all you have going on?