Mance Warner On Almost Fighting A Fan Over Derogatory Comments, How The Second Gear Crew Got Started & More!

Indy standout Mance Warner was recently the guest on The Wrestling Inc. Daily. Here are some highlights….

On how The Second Gear Crew got started:

“Well, the way it all went down was me and Matthew Justice, he’s insane, he’s a crazy man, I’m insane too–if I’m calling somebody insane, you know they’re insane, so me and him went out and had this match. Right before that matchup, before that fight, I had done another fight and me and this guy beat the hell out of each other, and at one point the fella asked me, ‘hey, man, did I do something wrong out there?’ And I said, ‘no baby. We’re just going to the second gear.’ Nick Gage heard that and got a pop out of it, but Eddie Kingston then heard the story.”

“So then Eddie Kingston went out before the GCW show and got on the live mic and told everybody, ‘hey when Mancer comes out here, chant second gear at him.’ I had no idea. I was out back drinking beers. I didn’t know. So it was like a running joke, and then I go out to the ring and then the crowds chanting ‘second gear’. And you can see the picture. I’m smiling like a motherf–ker laughing because I thought it was just hilarious, but the Second Gear Crew basically was me, Eddie Kingston and Justice. And then AJ Gray got in and then Effy got in and then Steve Manders got in.”

“Old Manders, he’s nuts. That motherf–ker, him and Justice, they did a DVD off the top of a big-ass f–king scaffold at AAW through, not a regular table man, they found one of them God damn plastic tables that hurt more than anything. So basically, at the end of the day man, it’s a group of a bunch of mad men who on the road, we get along, we party together, we go to all the shows together [and] if s–t goes down, we got each other’s back. It’s like you’re going into war, and you want people in the trenches with you that you know ain’t gonna sell you and aren’t going to f–k you over. It kind of goes back to that old school wrestling.”

On almost fighting a fan over derogatory comments made toward Allie Kat:

“It’s one of them things where I couldn’t pinpoint one story. When me and Allie Kat had that match at GCW, there was a guy in the crowd who yelled outside. He yelled out something some derogatory bulls–t at Allie Kat, and I got pissed off. So I hit the crowd, and I was going to fight this motherf–ker. And then I look over and the only guys running out were the SGC fellas.”

“It’s that thing where if s–t goes down, those are the guys that always got your back. They ain’t gonna lie to. They ain’t gonna bulls–t you. Because we don’t really go out there and push it down anyone’s throat. People just kind of know when they see it. They go, ‘oh, them boys all go together.’ That big ass pop we got out at The Collective, when we all came out against Ohio cats out there at the GCW show.”

“It’s like the crowd starts to catch on. We ain’t playing a character. We are who we are. We’re not gonna lie to you. We’re going to go out here and beat the f–k out of people, and then we’re going to be at the bar drinking with y’all and then when y’all go back to your room, we’re still going to be drinking back at our room. We ain’t gonna go to bed and then go make the next show. We ain’t trying to bury nobody. We’re not trying to f–k nobody over.”

On the Indy scene changing after the #SpeakingOut movement:

“I guess at the end of the day, it’s one of the things where there ain’t as many shows like their shows running now… so when s–t is running, I’m always with my boys. We’re always sitting back here bulls–tting. I’m one of them people that I try not to get too wrapped up in whatever is going on out there, over here or whatever’s going on right here. Whatever company I’m working, whoever I’m with, let’s make this the best. Let’s make this locker room the best. Let’s all of us get a little bit better and keep it going. AAW, the same thing.”

“At the last show we did out there, me and Justice were sent back. It was me, Justice [and] Manders, and we’re sitting back here talking to Air Wolf and a bunch of other people back there. And we all kind of had the same comment to where the locker room is f–king awesome. Companies change over the years. There’s always different people coming in, different things going on, different kind of blueprint of what we’re working towards, and right now, AAW, I kind of sit around, I look around and I go everyone’s invested in making the company the best thing we can make it.”

“Everyone’s busting ass. We got a lot of young people out there. I haven’t been wrestling for 20 years. I think I just came up on five, but everyone back there, Jake Crist, he’s f–king awesome. He’s been around for a long time. Matthew Justice, that motherf–ker was in WWE, and one day just decided I don’t want to be here no more, and then he then he went did his own thing on the indies. The whole locker room’s cool. There’s good energy. People working to try to get each other to the next level.”

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Huskie Howard

Huskie Howard is the owner and editor-in-chief of He is a long time contributor to, where he is known for his extensive coverage of Ohio pro wrestling and interviews with the stars of the Ohio pro wrestling scene.

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