Puller Profiles: Justin "'Bama Bull" Bishop

May 27th 2016

Justin “The ‘Bama Bull” Bishop likes arm-wrestling just fine. The 26-year-old carpenter out of Alexander City, Alabama, digs meeting new people, more or less.

And sure, he likes partaking in a sport where there’s no one else to blame if he loses, and no one to share the glory with if he wins. But make no mistake about it, the 165-pound puller is really just here to win.

“I ain’t gonna do it unless I’ve got a damn good shot,” Bishop said just before winning the Right 165 battle at the World Armwrestling League’s 2016 Southern Regional Championships. Bishop’s got one goal in mind this summer: cash money and WAL Hammers of Champions.

“My ultimate goal is to raise both hammers on the same day in Las Vegas,” Bishop said, “and that’s what I plan on doing.” Bishop made a huge showing at the WAL Finals in 2015, taking reigning 165 champs “The Jedi” Janis Amolins"  and “The Assassin” Paul Talbott  to their limits. He’s been cutting, and he’s been training. Now, Bishop is ready to unseat the reigning champs. “Last year, nobody competed with my left hand, except Paul,” Bishop said. “And I don’t feel like anybody can beat my right arm.” Bishop likes to sit on his back porch in the country and “shoot stuff” in his spare time.

He was quick to answer the question of who will be his greatest opponent in 2016:

“Nobody,” he said.

Bishop also has little to say about some of the biggest names in his weight class. “I seen Luke Kindt   posting some (expletive) on Instagram about how big and strong he is,” Bishop said, laughing.

“And I always look forward to pulling Allen Fisher” he added.