WXW Ladies Champion Kacee
Carlisle joined me for an exclusive
Q&A session for lethalwow.com. We discussed
her ranking on WrestlingClothesline.com's
"Top 50 Women", World Xtreme Wrestling,
World Women's Wrestling, Missy Sampson,
OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Women's Champion
Josie, and much more.
Carlton: For the last
couple of years, WrestlingClothesline.com's
"Top 50 Women" has been an extremely influential
list, honoring female workers in the United
States, more specifically on the Independent
In 2006, you ranked number 49, and in
2007 you moved up two spots to 47.
Were you simply honored to be ranked among
your colleagues? or did you feel that
you should have been ranked higher?
Carlisle: To me it's
always an honor to simply be included
in any type of Top lists. There are so
many ladies on the scene right now, anytime
you're considered one of top, it's something
to be proud of. The Wrestling Clothesline's
list is very well done, and for me to
have moved up two spots in the past year
is something that made me happy. It also
gives me motivation to possibly move up
the list again next year, if I'm lucky
enough to be included.
Carlton: Which matches,
opponents, or time spent in a specific
promotion during 2006 and during 2007
do you feel attributed to you being ranked
in each respective year?
Carlisle: That's a
tough question. I'm not sure honestly.
I would imagine my matches at WWW
were part of the reason I was included
in the 2006 list. I hadn't met Bret prior
to that, and I believe he bases the rankings
on matches he's actually seen, rather
than what might be the popular opinion.
It's also possible my work with WXW
had a hand in the 2007 list as well. I
was lucky enough to have many matches
for them over the year, and even won their
Women's Championship, so perhaps that
contributed to my move in the rankings.
Carlton: And this
would be World Xtreme Wrestling and World
Carlisle: I only worked
a few shows for WWW, three to be
exact. All the shows were very fun, and
the ladies up there are all very talented.WWW
has a very professional locker room, and
I thought the shows were always put together
well. Being on the WWW
shows gave me the opportunity to be in
a new "territory", as I hadn't wrestled
that far north before. It was a very good
For WXW highlights have been working
the past two Elite 8 shows (their annual
8-woman tournament). In 2006 I was in
the tournament for the first time and
was lucky enough to go all the way to
the final round, where I ended up loosing
to Mercedes Martinez.
In 2007 I wasn't in the tournament because
I am the champion, but I had a good match
with Missy Sampson. It was my first
time in a singles match with her, and
I was happy with the match. I've really
enjoyed working for WXW
overall. It's been a great experience
for me, getting to work two live TV shows,
obtain more experience doing promos, etc.
It's also a huge plus to have the advice
and help from Pops (Arthur "Afa" Anoa'i).
That means a lot to me. He has a great
mind and a great passion for the business,
so to have somebody of his caliber offering
advice is, to me, priceless.
Carlton: The WXW
Ladies Championship, as with
numerous Independent promotions seem to
have gaps in public records, you care
to enlighten us on dates and opponents
in your win and losing of the title?
Carlisle: I won the
title from Mercedes (Mercedes
Martinez) in March of 2007. I
was presented with the title on their
3/3/07 show, and was able to explain to
the crowd that I won the title in a non-televised
empty arena match. I'm still the champion
today, and have held the title for the
entire past year.
Carlton: You mentioned
you'd like our readers to know, experiences
or about him in general?
Carlisle: I met Bret
once, at the first WWW
show. I didn't get to talk to him very
much, and haven't seen him since, but
he was very nice. I do know Bret is an
avid supporter of women's wrestling, and
a vocal one at that, which is appreciated
my me, and I'm sure many others.
Carlton: How have
sites such as WrestlingClothesline.com,
Myspace.com and GloryWrestling.com
been beneficial to your career?
Carlisle: Well the
primary benefit has been the increased
number of people who become familiar with
who I am, and what type of worker I am.
Anytime fans, or others in the business,
have the chance to read about you, see
pictures of you, and learn about you in
general is a positive thing. I've had
the opportunity to work in several different
states, for several different promotions,
thanks to MySpace, GLORY,
etc. The other plus is getting to meet
and interact with fellow wrestlers and
fans. It just gives you a broader view
of the business as a whole, and allows
you far more contact with people outside
your immediate area who you normally wouldn't
know of or have contact with.
Carlton: At WrestleMania
XXIV, we got BunnyMania,
Ashley Massaro & Maria
Kanellis vs. The Glamazon
& Melina Perez. Basically
tying into Maria Kanellis's
Playboy issue, much like
the Wrestlemania women's
match has in the last couple of years.
How do you feel about this? What's your
opinion on the tone surrounding the WWE
Women's Division in recent years?
Carlisle: Well, it
makes complete sense to have the WrestleMania
match tie in with the Playboy
coming out, or vice versa I guess. It's
smart business, and that's really the
bottom line. Sometimes that's hard to
accept, but it's true. The WWE
Women's Division has had it's
ups and downs over the years, in my opinion.
I don't think it's as strong now as it
was in recent years past. WWE
lost a few very talented ladies, for example
and Lita. WWE
has tried filling those voids. There are
several core women who can work,regardless
of whether or not they're able to showcase
that on tv or not. Overall, there will
always be a place in wrestling for the
"T&A" and for the "Workers".
It's just a matter of finding a good mix.
I think WWE is close,
but not there yet. There are so many indy
ladies that would be wonderful additions
to their roster, it's just a matter of
who gets that call and when, if ever.
That being said, I also think fans of
women's wrestling should just be happy
that there IS a Women's Division,
as good or bad as it appears to be. There
were so many years without a women's match
being seen at all, at least some spotlight
is better than none.
Carlton: If you could
have booked the WrestleMania XXIV
Women's match, what would it be?
Carlisle: That's tough.
I think it's hard to book a women's match
because the fans can be so split on what
they want to see. I think Beth
Phoenix is an awesome wrestler,
she is beautiful and is able to really
carry herself well in the ring. You can
tell she has years of experience under
her belt and a true love for the business.
I'd like to see her in a match with either
Melina, who I also appreciate
as a wrestler, or somebody like Jillian
or Mickie James. All
those ladies have a lot of talent and
are able to not only look good, which
so many fans crave, but put together a
very solid match that could potentially
rival some of the men's matches if done
well and correctly.
Carlton: Have you
had a chance to catch what TNA
has been doing with their Women's Division
since Gail Kim became
the first TNA Women's Champion
at Bound for Glory 2007?
Carlton: I would do
an injustice if I didn't mention a couple
of tremendous match-ups within the last
few months...Gail Kim vs Awesome Kong
at Turning Point 2007 and Gail Kim vs
Awesome Kong at Final Resolution 2008
are great matches to start with.
Carlton: You have
wrestled the OVW (Ohio
Valley Wrestling) Women's Champion
Josie, how is it working
Carlisle: Well I've
only worked her once, about two years
ago. I was very fun, Josie
was very professional and really knows
how to put on a great match. She couldn't
have been sweeter, and I think we had
a very good match. It seems as though
Josie is doing very well
down in OVW, I've heard
and read nothing but good things about
her time down there. She deserves all
the success she has coming her way for
Carlton: Who is on
your current list of women you would like
to get in the ring with that you haven't
had the opportunity to wrestle?
Carlisle: There are
a few ladies I'd like to work with, if
for no other reason then to just be in
the ring with them and try to learn from
them. Some of the first names that come
to mind are Nikki Roxx,
Sara Del Rey, Allison
Danger, Simply Luscious
and Malia Hosaka. Really,
I look forward to working with anybody,
since I try to learn from each match and
Carlton: Any upcoming
shows we should know about?
Carlisle: I actually
have quite a few shows coming up in the
next few months. The best way to see all
the dates is to check my MySpace page
or my Yahoo Group. I also have show dates
listed on GLORYWrestling.com.
The shows range from New Jersey to Florida,
and points in between.
Carlton: Where can
anyone get videos or DVDs of any of your
I don't have any matches online right
now. That is a goal I've had for a long
time and have yet to achieve. I do know
that some videos with some of my matches
from WXW are for sale
either through WXWWrestling.com
or RFVideo.com. The PGWA
also has a full match of mine (vs. Sarah
Lynn) available for download
on their website, Ladysports.com.
Lastly, do you have any advice for anyone
who wants to get into this business?
Carlisle: Have your
own reasons for getting into the business.
Don't do it just so you can walk to the
ring with your boyfriend. The business
deserves the respect of you actually wanting
to be a part of it. If you can't or won't
dedicate the time and effort to it that
it deserves, please do wrestling a favor
and stay on the other side of the railing.
Women in wrestling have a hard enough
time earning respect as it is. If you
DO really want to be involved, train hard,
and keep your ears and eyes open and your
mouth shut. The only way to be respected
in wrestling is to earn it.
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