Marko Stunt is a unique American professional wrestler who currently performs for the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) promotion. He is unique because of his small stature. At 5’1”, Stunt is shorter than most female pro wrestlers. But despite his absolute lack of size, he has made a mark in an industry dominated by giants. Let’s find out more about him.
Marko Stunt: All You Need to Know
What is Marko Stunt’s real name?
Marko Stunt’s real name is Noah Nelms. He was born on July 30th, 1996. His father was a pastor and missionary who introduced Stunt to the world of professional wrestling. Marko Stunt’s childhood was spent in many different cities and countries because of his father’s work. Marko Stunt also used to upload some guitar covers on YouTube which helped him get a moderate fan following.
Did Marko Stunt suffer from depression?
Yes, throughout his life, people have mocked Marko Stunt because of his tiny frame. And when he arrived on the scene in pro wrestling, many people refused to take him seriously. Speaking on that matter, Marko Stunt said:” When I first showed up in AEW they didn’t understand why I was there. They didn’t understand why I got booked or why I got hired or anything ’cause why would this 5’1 kid from Olive Branch, Mississippi be on national TV, you know? I did not take it well at first. The first couple months I was very depressed and I didn’t think I should- I didn’t feel like I should be wrestling… And whether they jump on board with me, whether they still dislike me or whatever. You know, I’m still going to be here. I’m still gonna be Marko Stunt in AEW. I’m still going to be doing my thing. You have a passion for something, you go out there, you live that passion, you grow with that and you make yourself better at that. You make that your thing and you be the best you can be at that, who’s gonna tell you no? Who’s going to be able to tell you no if you’re the best at that? You make yourself the best at that. You live your dreams. Being in the Jurassic Express has been the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
What did pro wrestling legend Chris Jericho say about Marko Stunt?
AEW Champion Chris Jericho claimed that Marko Stunt is a great fighter despite his size.
Chris Jericho has assured on Premiere Live TV that Marko Stunt is a great fighter.
The AEW champion has assured that at first he also doubted the size of the Stunt, much smaller than the average wrestler model. However, in his opinion that the public is so behind Stunt makes it worthwhile.
For Chris Jericho, the most important thing is that the public is behind the fighter and in the case of Stunt it is evident that the fighter has all the love in the world.
Chris Jericho is known to have held this position forever, especially during his years in WCW. Due to being considered a Cruiserweight, the fighter did not receive support in the company. With his arrival at WWF, Jericho received the first big push of his career. Later, he would be crowned as one of the best fighters in all history. He is even the first Undisputed Champion in WWE history.
Still, the reality is that Marko Stunt is not having great results in the ring. The fighter right now has a 1-6 record, totally out of the question of any starting option. Similarly, Orange Cassidy with a similar size, has also gained great support with its style totally opposite to what is usual in traditional television.
Here is what Chris Jericho said through his tweets:
“Laughing at ppl complaining that Marko Stunt is too small & a “disgrace to pro wrestling!” Funny thing is I thought the same thing about Rey Mysterio the first time I met him in 93. I also saw The Ultimo Dragon get REAMED out by his boss when he first brought Rey to Japan in 95.”
“Dean Malenko got laughed out of the WCW locker room when he stood up for Rey before their first match in Aug 96. Both men were congratulated afterwards after ppl saw Rey work. Times have changed & Marko IS small. But most of the workers on the roster are smaller in 2019 than in the 90s.”
“Bottom line: Over is over & Marko Stunt did a good job of getting over on Wed. Whether he ends up a World Champion like Rey did remains to be seen…but I’d rather watch him than a 6’8 musclehead who can’t move. I was once told I was “too small” to be a wrestler too…& I did ok!”