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November 16, 2010

Doing the JOB... with Joe Broni: Navajo Warrior

by Joe Broni

There are a million choices out there in any walk of life. What should I watch on TV? Do I really have to move out of my parent’s basement? Who do I go to prom with, now that I’m over thirty? These are just a few questions you could ask yourself everyday. Since being Joe Broni means that nothing cool, ever, happens to you either inside or outside of the squared circle, I’ve decided to chat about one of those people that are not quite like me. Sometimes, in my line of work, you run into a unique individual or two. I may be the worst professional wrestler alive, but I've had a chance to talk to some of the best. Once in awhile, my friends over here at the Cinema Head Cheese are going to let me spotlight some of those unique warriors of the squared circle that you've never heard of, but wish you had. Let me introduce you, fine reader, to The Navajo Warrior.

Buy a Warrior - Navajo Kachina, it's got nothing to do with The Navajo Warrior, but we need the dough.

When Steve Greyeyes Islas was growing up in Gilbert, Arizona and attending Gilbert High School, he developed a love for sports. He played football his freshman and sophomore years and wrestled his freshman, sophomore and junior years. After high school, though, it was his love of professional wrestling that started him off of the driven path.

Steve was trained by former wrestler Steve Gatorwolf and has wrestled professionally since 1993. He took the name Navajo Warrior and has since toured the world wrestling in Germany, Japan and Mexico. He has appeared on WWE television with stars like Triple H and Scott Steiner. The Navajo Warrior has also held championships all over the world including being the first WSW champion and, for a time, holding the AWA World Heavyweight Championship.

Although everyone knows that pro-wrestling is predetermined, it is still an athletic spectacle with no equal. Combining wrestling, gymnastics and power-lifting, Steve has carved out a career in an industry that is notoriously hard to break into. He credits his high school athletics for a large part of his success. His advice for any high school athlete is, “Do the best you can and always remember that education comes first.” Wise words, indeed.

The Navajo Warrior is getting ready for another tour of Japan where he is a bona fide star to the Japanese fans. Almost unbelievably, this Gilbert High School graduate has built a reputation as one of the top stars in sports entertainment and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Steve Greyes Islas will tell you that hard work and determination are the keys to success. Once the war paint is on, though, the Navajo Warrior will simply tell you to, “Always Believe!” But only if your betting against Joe Broni. That's just smart.

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