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Exclusive Interview With The Entire Bellatrix Female Warriors Roster, Courtesy Of SHIMMER Champion Saraya Knight

60539_336187503158728_1410710841_n(1)When Wrestle Enigma rebranded itself in 2012, it has some of the best interviews from the best stars on the independent scene, namely Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, Cheerleader Melissa, Evie, Saraya Knight, Adam Cole, and Davey Richards. But no one has ever interviewed an entire roster of stars on this site before until now.

The author of this anthology of great interviews was given access by Bellatrix promoter and SHIMMER Champion Saraya Knight to interview the Bellatrix roster. This promotion was founded by SHIMMER Champion and the matriarch of the famous Knight Family Mrs. Knight in 2007 as the World Association of Women’s Wrestling. In 2013, WAWW became known as Bellatrix Female Warriors. The name change represents a change of attitude and a BIG change in direction as they head on into 2013 with a BIG shipload of intentions for women’s wrestling in general.

With so many interviews with these talented women and lots to discuss, this interview will have the girls answering the same questions (With the exception of Rhia O’Reilly) and they all delivered different answers. Sounds good? Okay let’s get this interviews started!

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In Chanel’s interview, you’ll hear about her early work, as well as what’s ahead in the future for her. She will face the mysterious Phobia on March 24.

1. How did you get involved in professional wrestling?

I first got into professional wrestling from watching WWE on television, having never even heard of it before.. mesmerized i then found out about a local training school (in Yorkshire where I am from), I went there and I think on my second or third lesson I met Julia when she came up to do a seminar. She said I should come down to Norwich to train at WAW, so I did and have been there ever since! I actually ended up moving there a few months later!!

2. What was your early years like?

I am still in my early years. It will be a year exactly on March 24th that I made my in-ring debut!

3. You perform for Bellatrix, promoted by SHIMMER Champion Sweet Saraya Knight. What is it like to wrestle in there?

Its amazing! The girls within Bellatrix are awesome and its an honor and privilege to be trained by Sweet Saraya! I’m so grateful for everything she has done and is doing for us, I hope we make her just as proud.

4. What is your favorite feud in your career?

I haven’t actually had any feuds yet, but I look forward to one.

5. What is your take on Women’s Wrestling?

My take on women’s wrestling. I think it is exciting and damn entertaining. I think it takes some strength and balls to do what we do out there and people love it. It can be brutal but at the same time so rewarding and the adrenaline you feel is like no other. It is the best job in the world and you either love it or you don’t. I always struggled with finding ‘a career path’ but when I found wrestling there was no looking back! This is what I want to do, now and forever.

6. Do you watch the WWE product or the TNA product?

If i get the chance I will watch WWE, I haven’t got sky at the moment but I will often check it out on youtube. I used to order every single PPV when I lived with my parents, but I don’t think their credit cards appreciated that much.

7. Do you wish to wrestle for top US Women’s Wrestling federations like SHIMMER, SHINE OR WSU (Women’s Superstars Uncensored)?

Of course!!! That would be a dream come true. SHIMMER as everyone knows is the biggest women’s federation out there, so that would be an absolute honor. I think if any of us got the opportunity to work for any of those companies it really would be the highest goal we could achieve. I would love to be able to do that one day.

8. Would you like to work on the independent scene or would you work in one of the big leagues?

Ultimately, I would like to work for one of the big leagues. I think that is most of the girls dreams here to be able to do that, but I really do love the independent scene. It is where I started and where I will remain for a very long time. There are lots of talented people out here in the independent scene and so much I can learn from them.

9. What does the future hold for you?

I think the future holds lots of exciting things to come! With Bellatrix taking off at the minute it is certainly looking that way. Not forgetting how little experience I have, I just want to keep growing and improving as a wrestler. I think that is the best future I could have right now, to just keep training my ass off and getting better each time.

10. In closing, would you like to leave a last message for your supporters?

I’d like to thank everybody that takes an interest in women’s wrestling and Bellatrix! It is because of you that we are able to showcase what we love doing and we hope you enjoy it just as much as us. Thank you for supporting us!

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In this interview, I talk to Violet O’Hara and Barcardi with the same questions with different topics. You might be amused with this one. mThey face off on March 24, which is Barcardi’s Bellatrix debut.

1. How did you get involved in professional wrestling?

Violet O’Hara: I got involved into proffessional wrestling after finishing drama school i originally wanted to be an stunt double for children but couldn’t afford the funding , while looking for work I was sent a message from a local promoter looking for people with an interest in training to be a professional wrestler as he was expanding his training school I attend a training session and i guess it started from there I was hooked.

Barcardi: I grew up watching and loving pro wrestling, and when I first got the chance to train with Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, I leapt at the chance.

2. What was your early years like?

VO: You could say I’m still in my early years as this is only my second year in professional wrestling. I’m still really enjoying the training. I train with two schools which both have different styles which is great, I’ve been quite lucky in my my first year as i got to be in the ring with the likes of Rhia O’Reilly , Sweet Saraya, Britani Knight (Paige), Destiny to name a few.

B: They were fun. Tough, hard work and busy, but fun. I really love this business and I enjoyed the years of hard slog, including all the traveling, bruises and aches. I am thankful for the way I learnt the business as it has taught me so much more than just the physical side of it all.

3. You perform for Bellatrix, promoted by SHIMMER Champion Sweet Saraya Knight. What is it like to wrestle in there?

VO: Its amazing, the opportunity I have been given is incredible, there are loads of talented girls on the roster like you wouldn’t believe. Each has there own individuality and each girl brings a different thing, we all seem to push each other to be better each time and none holds back they give it there all its fantastic.

B: I am actually about to make my debut for Bellatrix at the upcoming iPPV Bellatrix 5, so I have not had the pleasure to wrestle there before. I am so excited about making my debut there, and I am hoping to be a regular on the shows there in the future. Bellatrix is an amazing wrestling promotion, and I can happily say I am very proud to become a Bellatrix warrior.

4. What is your favorite feud in your career?

VO: I’ve only had one feud so far in my career but hope there will be many more (laughing). I’m always up for the challenge and that was for GWA a promotion in the East of England, against a Nire for the Gwa women’s championship.

B: Many years ago I had a feud with Lucy Clayden. She has been one of my toughest opponents so far, and she kept coming back for more!!

5. What is your take on Women’s Wrestling?

VO: I love it but sometime it frustrates me (laughing) as there are some women with real talent and sometimes there not getting the opportunities they should and could, I can remember at one point watching some shows and thinking (groans) not another meaning less catfight but times are changing as the t-shirt says great wrestling knows no gender and there absolutely is a place for women’s wrestling.

B: I love women’s wrestling, nothing else needs to be said.

6. Do you watch the WWE product or the TNA product?

VO: I regularly watch WWE Monday Night Raw and NXT…TNA every now and again but usually its mostly the ppv’s.

B: I have always been a WWF/WWE fan, and I watch that the most still to this day. I do occasionally watch TNA shows, but I wouldn’t say I am a fan of it. Both promotions bring so many different things to the table, but we all have our preferences I guess.

7. Do you wish to wrestle for top US Women’s Wrestling federations like SHIMMER, SHINE OR WSU (Women’s Superstars Uncensored)?

VO: YES! Definitely SHIMMER would be a dream its one my wish list of promotions i would love to work for, SHINE would be an awesome opportunity so I wouldn’t say no if i got the chance.

B: I would love to wrestle for both federations and I aim to get to wrestle in both soon. Keep your eyes peeled for Bacardi on the American scene soon.
I did get to wrestle for Slammin’ Ladies in July 2012 and it was an amazing experience which I look forward to doing again sometime soon. I got to wrestle some amazing people and had an amazing time.

8. Would you like to work on the independent scene or would you work in one of the big leagues?

VO: I would love to do both work on the independents and build my way up to get to one of the big two…I would like to experience Mexico and Japan if that ever came up.

B: I have always been on the independent scene, but getting to the big leagues is a goal of mine. I may in the future decide I prefer to stay on the independent scene, but we never know what the future will hold.

9. What does the future hold for you?

VO: Who knows what the future holds, I’m currently working for Bellatrix and local promotions and hope this year I start showing what I’m capable of while enjoying every minute. Its exciting and scary all at the same time and to be honest i cant wait to see what this year has in store.

B: If I have my way (which I will) the future holds a lot of things. It will involve many more titles, many more matches in many more places across the world and major global recognition. I also like to think that my future will hold at least one match with Sweet Saraya. She is a brilliant wrestler, and I would love the honor of wrestling her one day. She has helped make women’s wrestling what it is today, and I don’t think we could ever thank her enough.

10. In closing, would you like to leave a last message for your supporters?

VO: Thank you for your support and please check out Bellatrix, remember always do what you love, love what you do. I know I will. xoxoxo

B: Just to say thank you to all those who support me, and have done for years. If it was not for the fans, I would not be a wrestler.

525423_339811529462992_1481965058_nIn this face to face interview between the two opponents on March 24, Miss Mina and Amy Lee will tell all about their early background as well as their future. You never know what will happen.

1. How did you get involved in professional wrestling?

Miss Mina: Hello everyone, I have been a fan of wrestling since my early childhood. The late 80s and 90s I was watching wrestling on sky channel, amazed of what these performers did in the ring. We didn’t have anything like that in Norway at the time. When wrestling finally got started in Norway by Eric Isaksen, I heard about it a few years later. I went to a show, and was sold! This is what I need to do! So I applied for a tryout and a long story short, it was one of the hardest things I ever done but I got in as Norway’s first female wrestler. I have been trained by the Norwegian wrestling federation under Erik Isaksen and Isak Rain (rip) Isak was the one taking me over to the UK to start training and working for Sweet Saraya and Ricky Knight the WAW. I been wrestling for 8 years now! “life is more like wrestling then dancing”.

Amy Lee: I’ve been a huge fan of wrestling all my life, always used to watch WWF etc. I really got into it when my dad came back into my life, I was 13. He’s a 20yr veteran, Karl Krammer and he took me to one of Ricky Knight’s shows in Norfolk. I saw his daughter (Paige) wrestle and knew that was what I wanted to do. Been training and wrestling for WAW ever since.

2. What was your early years like?

MM: I grew up in Norway and as I said I had a love for wrestling even then, sneaking down to watch sky channel on a late night. Catching a glimt of the people who became some of my inspiration, like Shawn Michaels, Mr Perfect…. Many more. After I went to England the ball started rolling and from then I had the great opportunity to wrestle all over Europe with some of the best females of the business…Sweet Saraya, Wesna, Blue Nikita and so on I have learned and earned so mush thru these years. And I am truly thankful to everyone that has given a small piece of themselves to me.

AL: My early years were hard, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I was the smallest person let alone girl in WAW and had to earn my spot ever since, it comes with the territory.

3. You perform for Bellatrix, promoted by SHIMMER Champion Sweet Saraya Knight. What is it like to wrestle in there?

MM: I love being a Bellatrix girl, and working for Sweet Saraya is awesome. I feel lucky and blessed to be a part of it all! All the girls are brilliant in their own way and they always put on the best in the ring!

AL: Bellatrix is by far the best women’s company in England IMO. We are a family not just a business, and I take pride in being able to say I’m a part of it.

4. What is your favorite feud in your career?

MM: Hmm, that’s hard I think maybe my last feud with Penelope. Started at Bellatrix 4! It was one hell of a show, for those who didn’t see it, you should get the DVD.

AL: My favourite feud has to be my short spat with Britani Knight aka Paige. I learnt most of what I know from her despite our differences.

5. What is your take on Women’s Wrestling?

MM: Womens wrestling is under rated, I am under the firm belief that we work just as good as the boys and often harder to get to the top.

AL: My take on women’s wrestling is that it’s miles different (and better) than what it was years ago, we have far more opportunity now and most of that’s down to Sweet Saraya.

6. Do you watch the WWE product or the TNA product?

MM: I don’t often watch WWE or TNA, but I do follow what’s going on and lately; I been checking out NXT because of their new rising star Paige.

AL: I keep up with WWE when I can, I’ve never been a fan of TNA but always ready to watch something new.

7. Do you wish to wrestle for top US Women’s Wrestling federations like SHIMMER, SHINE OR WSU (Women’s Superstars Uncensored)?

MM: I would love to have the opportunity to go to America to wrestle. All of these promotions has taken female wrestling to its feet. I would love to wrestle in all of them if I get the chance.

AL: Of course I’d love to really get out there in terms of SHIMMER but I have a long way to go since recently returning from having my second daughter, I’m ready for the climb.

8. Would you like to work on the independent scene or would you work in one of the big leagues?

MM: I love being in the Indy Leagues, I get to experience so much and learn even more. Would I say no to a WWE contract? Probably not, Hehe! But I do feel that it’s in the indy scene I belong.

AL: I see myself in the big leagues someday, yeah.

9. What does the future hold for you?

MM: Well if I could only tell the future, But I am sure it holds new exiting things. With Bellatrix 5 for example, we will have the chance to show the world who we are. Great things are coming and I suggest you all tune in on the pay per view 24th of march! I will show you all why im so proud to be a part of this company.

AL: The future holds promise for me, I will put in what I get back and make sure I’m somebody in this business.

10. In closing, would you like to leave a last message for your supporters?

MM: Thank you for your time everyone and keep following the Bellatrix female warriors

I always give the crowd a good battle, they will see me growing as I slay down my opponents you can expect the unexpected, the rough, cold and old the great and new
The start of a new era
By the graze of Odin
In the Halls of Valhalla,
Where the Brave may live forever!

AL: To my supporters I say I know I’ve been away, but this time I’m back and I’m not going anywhere.

552850_441214232616823_322497634_nThis interview will have Rhia O’Reilly, the Bellatrix British Champion, talking about her early work, as well as talking about Bellatrix. You will also hear her explain about the current state of women’s wrestling, her time in SHIMMER, and plans for the future.

1. How did you get involved in professional wrestling?

I became a fan of wrestling when I was a teenager and the moment I decided I wanted to be involved in wrestling was watching Trish Stratus get put through a table by Bubba Ray Dudley. I had never seen a women get such a huge reaction and I was instantly hooked. Her progression as a wrestler over the years completely inspired me.

2. What was your early years like?

I’d say I’m in my early years of my career! I’m just coming up on the 3 year anniversary of my first professional match! I originally trained with Lance Storm in Canada which was an amazing experience being submerged in wrestling 24/7. I came back to the UK and continued training. At first it was frustrating as all my fellow male trainees were getting booked on shows and I would tag along. I managed another Irish wrestler, Chris O’Reilly to try and gain some experience. Finally, with the debut Pro Wrestling EVE show I was given an opportunity and I haven’t looked back since.

3. You perform for Bellatrix, promoted by SHIMMER Champion Sweet Saraya Knight. What is it like to wrestle in there?

Bellatrix is a unique experience both behind the curtain and in front of it.

The women that make up the roster are a diverse, unique group. Even if we are fighting or feuding, we are still all very supportive of each other in so far as trying to produce the best product we possibly can. It helps having someone like Saraya Knight heading up the locker room. She doesn’t take crap from anyone! Check your egos at the door!

And the crowds there are just fantastic! They appreciate good wrestling and aren’t afraid to get vocally involved on a regular basis. Sometimes I think they are close to getting physically involved too – they care so much!

4. What is your favorite feud in your career?

I haven’t been wrestling so long that I’ve made too many enemies just yet but I have wrestled Erin Angel many times both in and out of Bellatrix and I always find that a challenge. She pushes me to my limits and I think we are pretty even on wins/losses.

5. What is your take on Women’s Wrestling?

My take on women’s wrestling? We could do a whole article just about that! Lets see how simply I can put it. It’s going from strength to strength. It seems there are more opportunities for women than there have ever been and we are very lucky to have such fantastic female wrestlers globally to take advantage of these opportunities. Now is the time to step up and show we are just as good as, if not better than, the boys!

The big companies may not always display the best of their female talent but at the end of the day they are businesses and they out forward the product they think will make them the most money. Everything in wrestling is cyclical and I don’t think it will be long before we see consistently great women’s wrestling on our TVs again.

6. Do you watch the WWE product or the TNA product?

I try to keep watch on both WWE and TNA to see what’s popular right now and what people are doing. I’m particularly excited to watch NXT at the moment seeing talents such as Paige (Brittani Knight, daughter of Saraya) and Emma and am excited to see the debut of Bayley (formerly Davina Rose) who I had some great matches with at Shimmer last year before she was signed.

7. We all saw your work in SHIMMER, which earned you Newcomer of the Year in that promotion. How is the experience in SHIMMER?

If its possible, working at Shimmer is more amazing than I thought it would ever be. To be surrounded by so much talent is such a privilege and I really make the most of it and try and absorb as much knowledge as possible. I feel I’ve had the best matches of my career so far at Shimmer and am always excited by the challenge of the diversity of the opponents I may face!

8. Would you like to work on the independent scene or would you work in one of the big leagues?

I love working on the independent scene and wouldn’t change it for the world. I respect those that have gone to the “big leagues” but there’s something really special about the independent scene that I love that couldn’t be replicated there.

9. What does the future hold for you?

The exciting thing about the future is no one knows what it holds. Every year I will continue to up my game and get better and better. I’m really proud of the places I work and the places I’ve been and I want to climb the ladder in every single one of them.

10. In closing, would you like to leave a last message for your supporters?

I’ve always been overwhelmed by the support I have received. But you know cheer me, boo me, love me, hate me. I will keep coming back and giving you a reason to react.

72932_334123423365136_670015761_nThese interviews will have Skarlett and Rebecca Mason talking about their early backgrounds in wrestling as well what’s in store in the near future. Better sit down, folks.

1. How did you get involved in professional wrestling?

Rebecca Mason: I actually started because of my brother Jonathan. He was going through a quarter life crisis and decided to try everything he always wanted to. Jonathan took me along to a local show. At that point I didn’t even know local wrestling shows existed. When I sat there, watching two of the Welsh boys wrestle, it clicked in my heart. That’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a Professional Wrestler.

Skarlett: I got involved in wrestling when a girl pal of mine suggested coming to a training session with her. I thought it was a great idea and the rest is history.

2. What was your early years like?

RM: For me it began by valeting for a couple of years to actually learn the business and see what I was getting into. I then applied to Storm Academy in Canada, where I had the privilege to be trained by lance Storm and also Chris Jericho, as he was re-training up for his first return after forming Fozzy. It was extremely hard work, but it was worth it. I’d recommend it to anyone who was serious about training.

S: My early years, although a handful of good memories are somewhat tainted with bad experiances. This was mainly because of the school I attended and in turn the company and peers I kept.  What I will say is, if you want to pick up wrestling invest in going to a decent wrestling school with a reputable teacher. I did that and never looked back.

3. You perform for Bellatrix, promoted by SHIMMER Champion Sweet Saraya Knight. What is it like to wrestle in there?

RM: This is my debut for Bellatrix. I’m extremely excited and looking forward to seeing what the company has to offer. Sweet Saraya Knight is what a promoter should be. She has the in ring experience to know what’s important to the wrestlers, and the business savvy to know what’s needed from the promotion for the fans.

S: Bellatrix is a great place to work, we’re like a family, close supportive and not out to trample each other to get ahead. A great group of girls working TOGETHER for the greater good of womens wrestling in Europe.

4. What is your favorite feud in your career?

RM: It has to be with Skarlett, as my longest standing feud and she will also be my opponent for my debut in Bellatrix. She’s firey, aggressive and always a challenge.

S: My favourite feud is the current feud I’m involved with at Extreme World Wrestling against my own husband- The Dominator.  Purely because he is my mentor and continually pushes me to be the best I can be.

5. What is your take on Women’s Wrestling?

RM: Women’s Wrestling is undeniably on the rise. The quality of talent is getting stronger and stronger. Bellatrix is going to be a powerful example of just how brilliantly Women’s Wrestling really is doing now.

S: Womens Wrestling is a mixed bag, Like the men really.. There are some fabulously talented ladies out there (Look at the Bellatrix roster) but also there is some appalling drivel too..

6. Do you watch the WWE product or the TNA product?

RM: I enjoy watching both. There are some great talents in both products.

S: Yes I do, not as much as I used to as I tend to disagree with how they book and present their women.  A lot of the time the womens matches seem to be rushed jobs with little tv time anyway…Whatever happened to feuds and storylines for the girls?

7. Do you wish to wrestle for top US Women’s Wrestling federations like SHIMMER, SHINE OR WSU (Women’s Superstars Uncensored)?

RM: I’d absolutely love to wrestle for SHIMMER. Every single woman there has a high quality of work rate and I know with every match I’d learn and grow.

S: Of course I do…I am a motivated, confidant and powerful woman. Its in my DNA to want to get out there and take on the best!

8. Would you like to work on the independent scene or would you work in one of the big leagues?

RM: The independent scene is a pretty amazing adventure in a lot of ways for me, but the aim would be to get into one of the bigger companies in the long term.

S: Maybe Id like to dabble with both. I love working the independents though, such diversity and passionate people.

9. What does the future hold for you?

RM: The future holds what it holds every day for me. Loving my husband who wrestles alongside me most of the time, training in the gym, training at the London School of Lucha Libre, wrestling at high standing promotions like Bellatrix and hopefully, reaching the big dreams of WWE or TNA.

S: Well I wouldn’t like to guess, But I’d like it to hold a few more belts for me to add to my existing collection of 3.

10. In closing, would you like to leave a last message for your supporters?

RM: This is a new beginning for me. After my injury I had to take a really hard look at myself and whether I really wanted this. Whether it was really worth almost losing the function of my dominant hand over. I picked myself up, rehabbed my wrist and worked really hard to get to this point. Now it’s time to show what I’m really made of and what you all really mean to me.

S: Keep your eyes peeled and watch this space…They don’t call me ”The Bombshell from Hell” for nothing you know…

156482_334134283364050_1671755460_nThis collection of interviews feature Erin Angel and Lady Penelope as they talk about their ealy work and their favorite feuds. Let’s hear them out and see see for ourselves, shall we?

1. How did you get involved in professional wrestling?

Erin Angel: I only discovered wrestling when I was about 14 years old, due to my younger brothers love of WWE. But I fell in love with it straight away and after going to a local show I met wrestlers that trained me.

Lady Penelope: Well grew up watching wrestling from a young age, the first time I laid eyes on the business I knew that’s what I wanted to do. And the first chance I got, I jumped at the opportunity, so I may 2011 I went down to the World Association of Wrestling and haven’t looked back.

2. What was your early years like?

EA: In my early years I was lucky enough become part of a team of wrestlers touring the UK on the holiday camp circuit.. I helped in whatever needed to be done for the show including the ring jobs and in return we got the ring up early..I got to train with whoever was on the team…allowing my style to not be a copy of any particular wrestlers style, rather picking up bits from many many top UK wrestlers.

LP: I would still say I’m still I my early days, this May coming it would only be my second year in the business, But I remember my first training weekend like it was yesterday, at that time Britani Knight was still around and it was awesome to say that she had a big involvement with my training.

3. You perform for Bellatrix, promoted by SHIMMER Champion Sweet Saraya Knight. What is it like to wrestle in there?

EA: Bellatrix 4 was my first show, I absolutely loved it! The fans were HOT!! It was a sell out and the building rocked! I can’t wait to get back get on March 24th!

LP: Bellatrix is amazing, I’m so proud to be a part of such a passionate company, things are looking extremely well for this year, and things can only get better, Bellatrix is all I’ve ever known I stuck by Sweet Saraya/Bellatrix because I knew just how amazing this company is and could be. In my mind Bellatrix is the best all female promotion around in the whole of Europe and will vastly be on the risen.

4. What is your favorite feud in your career?

EA: My favourite feuds in my career so far, were against the UK legend ‘Klondyke Kate’. We’ve wrestled in nearly every major city in the UK over the years and I love the memories of wrestling her.

LP: In the short time I have been doing this I’ve had the pleasure to step in the ring with the lights of sweet Saraya, WWE’s Paige, Destiny and many others, but as an actual feud I would have to say my most recent one, being Miss Mina from Norway. I enjoy stepping into the ring with her and the feud we have at the minute is really good, It was actually set up on the last Bellatrix (Bellatrix 4) where I wrestled her and she injured her ankle during match, Which lead to a rematch, as Miss Mina felt she deserved another shot at me when she’s 100%, So the Rematch took place in Norway, Oslo and I’m sure the feud will continue for the better part of this year.

5. What is your take on Women’s Wrestling?

EA: I absolutely love wrestling and that’s why I do it! Right now it’s so HOT with female talent, that All Women’s Wrestling Shows are selling out!! It’s also very exciting to be part of Bellatrix 5, Bellatrix has had so much interest worldwide, Bellatrix 5 will be iPPV so fans can be there as the action happens!!

LP: I believe it’s differently got a place in wrestling, there’s definitely more female wrestlers out there more than ever before, the female scene has exploded recently especially for Bellatrix and things can only get bigger and better.

6. Do you watch the WWE product or the TNA product?

LP: I grew up watching WWE, was glued to it, But I don’t watch any wrestling anymore, I’ve seem TNA’s product but I tend to keep out of watching any wrestling these’s days, However I do try to follow the independent scene.

7. Do you wish to wrestle for top US Women’s Wrestling federations like SHIMMER, SHINE OR WSU (Women’s Superstars Uncensored)?

EA: I would love to wrestle for all of the above!! They have fantastic shows and fabulously talented wrestlers and if I got the chance I would grab it with both hands!!

LP: Yes, everyone has their own goals that they want to reach and one of mine is to make to SHIMMER the biggest female promotion in the world. It’s my main goal it would be amazing to get the chance to work over in the US.

8. Would you like to work on the independent scene or would you work in one of the big leagues?

EA: I have found happiness on the independent scene I love what I’m doing right now. If the opportunity to work for one of the big leagues of course I would take it.

LP: Of course this where you get noticed, the more you get out there and work for different promotions and going overseas the better.

9. What does the future hold for you?

EA: I want to continue wrestling all over Europe, I feel so lucky to be doing what I love, and getting the opportunities I do. I would love my future to take me further a field, to Japan, Mexico and America would be my biggest goals. Within Bellatrix, I may have only just become a Bellatrix Warrior but I already have my sights set on one day becoming the Bellatrix British Champion.

LP: I like think that my future is bright, It’s only me that can pursuer my goals, and I’ll do everything I possibly can to achieve it. In the short time I’ve already achieved some of my goals – working aboard around Europe, and wrestling as much as I possibly can, things can only get better.

10. In closing, would you like to leave a last message for your supporters?

EA: Thanks to everyone for reading and supporting me. Don’t miss Bellatrix’s first ever iPPV on 24th March 2013!! And you can keeping supporting me by following on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ErinAngelDiva and www.facebook.com/ErinAngelWrestler

LP: I would like to thank everyone for supporting wrestling especially female wrestling, because without the fans there would be no us! And for anyone who’s ever watched my matches or following my page, I thank you for your support it means a lot.

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551314_334198926690919_1638761921_nIn this face-to-face interview between Bellatrix 4 opponeents, Liberty and Queen Maya will discuss their early work as well as what lies ahead. The next installment of this rivalry will happen on March 24, months after Queen Maya left with a broken arm. Now reinforced with a steel plate, the Queen will more likely exact revenge on the same woman who caused it, Liberty.

1. How did you get involved in professional wrestling?

Liberty: I first got into wrestling through one of my old school friends who was training to wrestle at the time. They took me to a couple of shows and I really enjoyed watching! I then went along to shows that were on every Sunday in Great Yarmouth every week! I was eventually asked if I wanted to start training, and the rest is history!

Queen Maya: I started out as a fan, like many others. A spark lit up in me as I was watching wrestling in Italy with my family. I was always drawn to wrestling and I became a founding member of the first ever pro wrestling promotion in Italy in 2001, Italian Championship Wrestling (http://www.wrestlingitaliano.it).

2. What was your early years like?

L: The first couple of years of my career was a huge learning curve. Each training session I had blew my mind, each match I felt myself becoming more confident in the ring, developing a character and improving as a professional wrestler.

QM: I worked as a manager and announcer for a few years, until a few other girls joined ICW and we started training together for actual in-ring competition. I’ve learned a lot from my early days as a manager, it was an invaluable formative experience for me and allowed me a lot of mic time, much more than many of the men. That’s were I started to develop my character, even before I had my first match. I finally debuted in an all-female battle royal in June 2006, which was the start of ICW’s ladies’ division. Soon afterwards, I had my early experiences outside of Italy, in Switzerland for Rings of Europe and in France for Queens of Chaos in November 2006. I was still very green but got to share a locker room with very sweet and knowledgeable people there, veterans like April Hunter, Sumie Sakai, and a lady who would become a huge influence in my career later on, Sweet Saraya Knight.

3. You perform for Bellatrix, promoted by SHIMMER Champion Sweet Saraya Knight. What is it like to wrestle in there?

L: Working for Bellatrix and for Sweet Saraya is amazing. She is an exceptional wrestler and a great trainer, and has taught me everything I know today! It is a privilege to say I have met in the ring with her many times, as she is a huge talent, and is now passing on her knowledge to us at Bellatrix.

QM: Saraya is a living icon of women’s wrestling. She’s had a stellar career and everybody knows and respects her around the world. The Shimmer World Championship is a huge accomplishment very few women have achieved. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, Saraya brings a lot to the table in Shimmer, exactly as she does in her own company of Bellatrix. She’s created a family-like, yet very competitive environment for us to prove our worth to the world. All of the Bellatrix girls bring something different, which makes for many possible entertaining matches. I’m proud to call myself a Bellatrix Female Warrior and to represent them as the European champion.

4. What is your favorite feud in your career?

L: My favourite feud has got to be with Britani Knight (WWE’s Paige) once again another amazing wrestler. Every match I had with her was always different and exciting, and we always put up the best fights! If I was ever given the opportunity to wrestle her again I would jump at the chance!

QM: I’ve had some memorable battles with Lisa Schianto over in Italy. We’ve had a long feud and battled each other over the ICW Italian Women’s Championship, trading the belt a few times. We finally even got to join forces for a few tag matches against some male ICW wrestlers who had gotten out of hand! It was great to work with her and even though she’s temporarily retired for now, if she ever comes back our most memorable battles may still be ahead of us.

5. What is your take on Women’s Wrestling?

L: Personally I think women’s wrestling is far too unnoticed! It is such a unique sport that sets it aside from any other, but the recognition just isn’t there! Which is why I’m so pleased that Bellatrix is finally getting the recognition that it deserves, and I’m hoping that this is just the start for the company, and women’s wrestling as a whole!

QM: Female-only wrestling promotions have multiplied all over the world over the last few years. Fan interest seems to have grown exponentially as well. All of this renewed attention and media coverage is a definite positive, as it will help women’s wrestling grow. We still have a steep mountain to climb, but the talent pool is there, and the world is full of amazingly talented female wrestlers right now. When given a chance, I believe women’s wrestlers can do just as good, if not better than men. We often train together with men and are treated no differently than them. It’s going to take a while, but we’re already making headway and we’ll ultimately earn their respect through our work.

6. Do you watch the WWE product or the TNA product?

L: Before I started wrestling myself, my knowledge of wrestling was non existence! But since training and learning the sport I watch both WWE and TNA on a regular basis, I enjoy being a bit of a punter when either is on and watch it for the entertainment!

QM: I try to keep current with all of the major wrestling programs in the world. I do follow both WWE’s and TNA’s female divisions. I just wish both companies devoted more time to their female wrestlers. But I have no doubts that that’s going to change when Paige is called up to the WWE main roster. She’s going to be a major star and change the way women’s wrestling is perceived all over the world. I was lucky enough to have got to train with her at WAW before she was signed and I remember thinking just how talented she was.

7. Do you wish to wrestle for top US Women’s Wrestling federations like SHIMMER, SHINE OR WSU (Women’s Superstars Uncensored)?

L: Working for SHIMMERr is my ultimate goal. Or anywhere in America such as SHINE or WSU for that matter! If I can look back on my career in 10/20 years time, saying i’ve had the chance to work for Shimmer or Shine, I can definitely say I’ve achieved all my goals.

QM: Of course, like every independent women’s wrestler I would love the opportunity to show on a worldwide stage what I can do. And I will get that very chance on March 24 at Bellatrix 5. Going on iPPV, Bellatrix is going global as well. And when that iPPV is over, women’s wrestling fans all over the world will be able to add Bellatrix to that list. This show will be a proving ground for our talent and I’m confident it will open up many opportunities for all of us.

8. Would you like to work on the independent scene or would you work in one of the big leagues?

L: I guess I would love to work for either, as long as can make a success of myself and enjoy every minute of it, I’m happy! I wrestle because its my passion, I do it for myself, not for the money or the stardom.

QM: I’d be open to everything really. I wish to hone my craft, keep getting better and work my way up the right way, day by day. I’ll keep working to be ready when such an opportunity comes knocking. I like to think the sky is the limit.

9. What does the future hold for you?

L: I’d like to think that the future holds a jam packed career or many, many great matches, meeting mew people, forgetting what day of the week it is because of all the traveling that comes with the business! I want to make something of myself, and hopefully in the sooner future rather than the later one I’m going to do that! I’ve just got to work hard, train hard and put 100 percent into making sure of it.

QM: My immediate goal is to make it to the top of Europe’s top female wrestling promotion, Bellatrix. I’ve been the RQW European Ladies’ Champion for over a year now, pushing 480 days actually. My first goal is to keep hold of the belt and defend it against all of the top contenders Bellatrix sends my way. On March 24, at Epic Studios in Norwich, I will face Liberty as part of Bellatrix 5. She’s a very tough competitor and I’ve come out with a broken arm last time we wrestled, so I’ll be bringing the fight to her this time and am looking for revenge. Come to see the show live or catch me on iPPV at this link: http://www.epic-tv.com/watch.html As for the future, I’d like to keep traveling and wrestling as many of the top wrestlers in the world as I can.

10. In closing, would you like to leave a last message for your supporters?

L: I’d just like to say keep supporting women’s wrestling as it really is on the rise! come to shows and support companies like Bellatrix who have the talent and need the recognition! Female wrestling has produced amazing stars in the past, and now you loyal fans are key in producing the future ones!

QM: So far, Italy has been famous for its food, fashion and soccer. But after Bellatrix 5, it will be famous for its top female wrestler, the Queen of Europe Queen Maya! Catch me on iPPV and keep following me on my Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/QueenMayaOfficial) and Twitter pages (https://twitter.com/QueenMaya_ICW). God save you from the Queen!

11178_335500636560748_1489314462_nIn the history of the SHIMMER Championship, it has never been defended on British soil…Until now! We hear from the #1 contender for that title, Destiny.

1. How did you get involved in professional wrestling?

I became a fan of wrestling after I stumbled across it as a child whilst changing TV channels. I came across a WWF show (Sunday Night Heat) and became hooked instantly. Soon after I watched a documentary about British Wrestling and decided to go the next level, by contacting the venue which was featured in the documentary. They put me in contact with the World Association of Wrestling’s promoters Ricky Knight & Sweet Saraya. After speaking with them, I realised I wanted to go further and attended their next training school at Watton in early 2001. The first training school coaches were Ricky Knight, Sweet Saraya, Zebra Kid and Jake Roberts, along with guest appearances from the UK Pitbulls.

2. What was your early years like?

If you asked me ten years ago, if I would still be doing this now, the answer would be no. I didn’t click instantly with the wrestling and I struggled to find my niche. It took me a long while to work out who I was in the ring and what I could accomplish. The early years were really tough back then, I would endure a lot of hard matches, sometimes in a short period of time. Opportunities and matches were a lot harder to get, especially as there wasn’t many women wrestlers in WAW or UK at the time to compete against.

3. You perform for Bellatrix, promoted by SHIMMER Champion Sweet Saraya Knight. What is it like to wrestle in there?

Bellatrix is better to work for because there’s a lot more female talent from around the World at these shows. Don’t get me wrong, WAW will always be a big part of my career; however the majority of the time, WAW will only have one female match per show because that’s what their fans expect. Whereas Bellatrix gives me a lot more opportunities to get in there and show what I can do. For example, Bellatrix 3, I wrestled three times in their Queen of the Ring Tournament. Bellatrix 4, I wrestled twice in the same show.

4. What is your favorite feud in your career?

It has to be Sweet Saraya.  Why wouldn’t that be my favourite feud?  After all I walked away from that feud as a double champion. The matches with Sweet Saraya forced me to go that next step.  Without the feud with Sweet Saraya, I don’t think I would have evolved into the wrestler that I am today. She kind of helped Destiny achieve her destiny.

5. What is your take on Women’s Wrestling?

Women’s wrestling has gone from strength to strength in the last 5 to 6 years. A big part of that is down to SHIMMER for putting women back in the spotlight. However Sweet Saraya has always been an ambassador for Women’s Wrestling as she launched World Association of Women’s Wrestling several years ago, although that eventually faded away for a bit, she was always determined to bring it back and this time, it’s succeeded in a big way. Even sometime as simple as the rebrand to Bellatrix has helped.

6. Do you watch the WWE product or the TNA product?

I don’t watch WWE very often anymore, simply because I don’t enjoy the current product enough to watch it weekly. I do watch the Pay Per Views if the line up interests me. And of course, I make sure to watch NXT if I know a certain former colleague is competing. TNA, I’ve tried watching it but I just can’t get into their product. They’re not consistent with what they do, which is a shame because their Knockout Division had potential a few years ago, but now it’s just another match on the show.

7. Do you wish to wrestle for top US Women’s Wrestling federations like SHIMMER, SHINE OR WSU (Women’s Superstars Uncensored)?

Yes to all of the above. Who knows come Match 24th, they might have to put me on their shows as I might be the new SHIMMER Champion. IF I don’t though, of course I’d be delighted to work for them. After all, I hear America has a lot more Barbie Dolls to beat than England.

8. Would you like to work on the independent scene or would you work in one of the big leagues?

I’d rather work the independent scene for a lot longer to get my work and my name more established. Then when I felt the time was right and a big league contacted me, then I would join. Until I feel ready though, I don’t like the idea of joining a big league just to be another cut and paste Diva, Knockout or whatever the description of their women’s division at the time is.

9. What does the future hold for you?

Destiny’s destiny is to regain some form of Championship Gold. I’ve been too long without a title and as much as the Queen of the Ring crown means to me, a championship would mean that little bit more.

10. In closing, would you like to leave a last message for your supporters?

Keep watching Destiny because 2013 is my year. It’s not just me saying it, others are too. Destiny is hungry for competition and more importantly Championship Gold. Make sure you get down to Epic Studios in Norwich on 24 March and witness history as I take on Sweet Saraya. First ever SHIMMER Title defense in Europe.

And if you can’t get there, at least order the IPPV, Live streaming from 6.30pm on March 24th for just £10!

Special thanks to the ladies who have participated for these interviews and special thanks to Saraya Knight for helping me out in the process. to learn more about Bellatrix, visit their Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/BellatrixFW and follow them on Twitter @BellatrixFW.

You can follow me on Twitter @matthewhollie and Wrestle Enigma @WrestleEnigma

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