Lee Moriarty from the blue-collar Steel City, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is one of the hottest surging talents in Independent Wrestling right now. The Apex of Combat’ a well earned and extremely suitable moniker for Moriarty, who is on a serious run of big-time matches in the independent wrestling world.
Now with 5 years under his belt, Moriarty is looking at arguably the biggest year of his career, which has had more than a few people deeming him The Best Wrestler In North America. I’d have to agree that he’s deserving of being in that discussion even if Lee Moriarty refuses to accept that compliment when it’s given to him on Twitter due to his infectious humble mindset and positive and laser-focused attitude.
A regular of AIW in Cleveland Ohio for most of 2019 and in a February Moriarty had a big career moment prior to the shutdown with a match at BLP teaming with Wheeler Yuta against MLW’s Violence Is Forever.
Coming out of the quarantine stoppage with singles showcase matches against independent stars like Chris Dickinson and Tre Lamar for GCW and Alex Zayne at Black Label Pro have helped to skyrocket the stock of Lee Moriarty.
Moriarty shined in his debut for Beyond Wrestling and put on a mat wrestling clinic against Wheeler Yuta at Beyond Wrestling in Atlantic City NJ. Later that night he wrestled the highly regarded Tony Deppen in a battle of Pennsylvania while pulling double duty in a trend that would continue.
On September 12th Moriarty faced Josh Alexander and Zach Nystrom to reach the finals where he fell to eventual winner Brian Pillman Jr. in the finals. This event was huge for Lee as he both wrestled and won a total of 3 matches on the same night and wrestled in a finals match for the coveted Super Indy 16 tournament for IWC.
The Apex Of Combat’ will need to bring the same stamina mixed with a heavy dose of his patented ‘TaigaStyle’ with him when he heads to The Collective in Indianapolis on October 9th and 10th. Lee Moriarty is booked heavily in Indy that weekend and will add 6 big-time matches to his increasingly red hot resume in a span of 2 days!
I spoke one-on-one with Lee Moriarty in an interview for AllEverythingEntertainment.com and he had this to say:
Frank Sarne: “Since the restart of independent wrestling you’ve had some awesome matches, which of those do you feel best showcases who you are as a wrestler?”
Lee Moriarty: “I think my match against Tre Lamar at the Wrld on GCW in June showcased who I am as a wrestler the most. I just try to be creative and have fun like I did in that match.”
Frank: The Collective is beyond huge for your career with having 6 matches in 2 days against competition, but what match means the most to you?
Lee Moriarty: Out of the 6 at The Collective, my match against ACH is the most important to me. Both because of his influence on me and because of the event it’s a part of, For The Culture.
Frank: At the rate, you’re checking off matches these days, who’s still left on your list of dream Indie matches?
Lee Moriarty: “A dream opponent that I have yet to face on the indies would be Chris Hero.”
Frank Sarne: “Growing up watching wrestling on television who sparked your interest and made you fall in love with wrestling?”
Lee Moriarty: “The Boogeyman is the person that caught my attention and made me stop to discover wrestling. I immediately fell in love from then on.”
Frank Sarne: “Where was the TAIGASTYLE name & aura born?”
Lee Moriarty: “TAIGASTYLE comes from my inspirations. Wu-Tang Clan, Bruce Lee, Tigermask 1 and different forms of art and music.”