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You’re relatively new on the scene, how would you describe yourself and how did you come up with your name?
I describe myself as eager, I want to wrestle everywhere for every promotion I can and most importantly, have fun. As for my name, it’s nothing to exciting. I had discussed it with family and friends, and then it came to me when I was either on the toilet or in the shower! Haha
You train out of the PBW Academy, what is it about the PBW academies that produce top talent?
Personally, I believe the reason the PBW Academy produces so much talent is because it’s not just a training school it’s a family. It changes you as a person, also it’s taught me a lot about life as well as it has wrestling. Everyone is so welcoming and everyone is given the same chance. At the schools the trainers will take their time to teach you until you know it and not just give up on you.
Personally, I’d say it’s the best school in Europe but I understand that it’d be biased for me to say that. I think if you’re going to go to a wrestling school, it’s the place to be as everyone is welcome and anyone can do it if they want to.
Wrestling for a company such as ICW early in your career must have been a boost your confidence?
It was an honour to work for ICW in my first year and I’m excited to be a part of a company which is growing at such a massive rate and shows no signs if stopping.
My whole first year was crazy, I’ve done things I thought it would take years for me to achieve, I wrestled as part of the King Of Cruisers, I performed in Kilmarnock Grand Hall and Greenock town hall, I was heavily featured in Pro Wrestling Elite and of course ICW. I can’t thank everyone who gave me an opportunity enough, as if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be here.
Out of the matches you’ve had so far, which one has been your most memorable and why?
There are so many that stand out for different reasons. I have to say the Square Go match totally blew me away, 2000 people chanting your name is mind blowing. At the same time I was featured on a PBW-BCW joint show in the centre of Kilmarnock which was said to have 2000 or 3000 people in attendance, which blew me away. I also had a lot of fun wrestling Stevie Xavier, he’s one of the best in the UK in my opinion. As far as a match, I always wanted to be a part of the King Of Cruisers, so that takes it. I loved that match growing up, going to PBW shows myself and being a part if it was mind blowing.
Scottish wrestling is on the up at the moment, what do you attribute that to?
The reason Scottish wrestling is in the up is because Scotland has some of the best pro wrestlers in the world right now. People want to be a part of Scottish wrestling now. People want to work in places like ICW, PBW, BCW and PWE to name a few. And these same people want to be able to work with world travelled Scottish talent who are top names on the independents like Noam Dar, Grado , Drew Galloway, Kay Lee Ray, Kid Fite , Jack Jester, The Coffey’s and Lionheart to name a few. These guys are having great matches all over the world and are having their best matches in Scotland and because of that, people want to see them. It’s very rare now to see any show in the UK without at least one Scottish wrestler.
The goal for many wrestlers is to make it to WWE, is that something you’re aiming for?
My main goal is to have fun. If WWE or TNA were to contact me, I would never say no but if I never ever wrestled with them I’d still be happy. I’d still be able to say I had fun and I worked alongside some of the best in the world, I performed in some cool places and I enjoyed the ride. As far as goal goes, I’d like to work on at least one big American indie like PWG or ROH but at the same time, I’d love to work for PROGRESS and PCW. I just want to enjoy myself.
One of your recent opponents has been Dave Mastiff at VPW, how did you find that bout and is he someone you’d want to face again?
Mastiff is one of the best in the world without a doubt, the guy is phenomenal and I’d love to be able to work with him again. He’s so laid back and relaxed about his matches and I think when you work with him, it rubs off on you and you end up in the same mind set, don’t panic and have fun.
You’re returning to VPW in June, what’s it like being part of a new and upcoming brand?
I love it. I love the promotion and I love Wales. I had a great time down there and I’d love to see VPW grow in the next few shows. There are going be new matches, new faces and a new take on British Wrestling. I’ve recently called out Paul London for a match at VPW, so you never know who might show up.
Mastering the promo side of wrestling is a part where some stumble; you have no problem on that front, what makes you so confident?
I think it might be because I’m a pretty loud person! Haha, I enjoy being in front of cameras. I like to make people laugh and I like to have a good time. The reason I’m so confident is that I don’t take things too seriously, I like to have fun with it and hopefully people can have fun watching me do what I love-screaming really loudly and wear woman’s skinny jeans.
What are your plans for 2015 and beyond?
My plans for 2015 and further are to wrestle everywhere, I want to wrestle all over the world and do things and see things I never would if it wasn’t for wrestling. In no other job or hobby or social circle would I go to Denmark but through wrestling I’ve done that and I loved it. I hope to do something I haven’t done before and go some places I’ve never been. I’ve got a good few debuts coming up at promotions I’ve never worked for before, so hopefully that will continue and I can take my career further.
Is there anything else you’d like to add or plug?
Check out the PBW academy if you aspire to be a wrestler there is no place like it. Come down to Airdre Greenock or Barrhead any Sunday and learn from TJ Rage, Scott Maverick and PBW owner Kid Fite-Ross Watson.
This month of March you can catch me at the following shows – Great Bear Promotions on the 21st, Rock And Wrestle in the Ironworks Inverness on 27th and Pride Wrestling in Brigdeton on the 28th.
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