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"Introducing Chrissy Johnson"
By Arron Carlton
April 7th, 2008, Lethalwow.com

Chrissy Johnson

    Profile/Facts
    Real Name: Chrissy Ryzner
    Height: 5'4"
    Birthday: February 14 1986
    Birthplace: Hughestown, Pennsylvania
    Hometown: Avoca, Pennsylvania
    Trained by: Bruno Demaio, Draven Blaze,Eric Pinhat,Rebecca Payne
    Debut: April 22 2006
Official Site: Chrissy's Myspace.com Page

    Chrissy Johnson was born Chrissy Ryzner in February of 1986 in Hughestown, Pennsylvania. She went from being an avid wrestling fan to wanting to train to become a wrestler. She began her wrestling training in 2004, training under the likes of Bruno Demaio, Draven Blaze, Eric Pinhat, Rebecca Payne. She later made her wrestling debut on April 22 2006 where she and Amos where defeated by Rebecca Payne and Sega. She joined me for an exclusive interview, discussing her career thus far, TNA, the WWE, her hopes to make her way to Shimmer and much more.

    Wrestler Chrissy Johnson Arron Carlton: Hello Chrissy, how are you? I hope all is well?

    Chrissy Johnson: Heyya, I'm great! Thanks for asking!

    Arron Carlton: No problem


    Arron Carlton: You started wrestling in 2004? What was the process of getting into the business for you?

    Chrissy Johnson: Actually, I started Training in 2004, I didn't start taking shows till 2006. I've been a fan since about the 5th grade, so as soon as I realized that this is what I wanted to do, I searched for a local school and my luck one was running not to far from my house at "The Zoo". I got signed up, the place closed down a few months later so that gave me some time to rehab my back that I hurt and I started back up a year or so later with EGW where I finished training and started working. So I had a few setbacks, but finally got through it.


    Arron Carlton: And EGW would be "Elite Generation Wrestling"?

    Chrissy Johnson: That would be the one!


    Arron Carlton: During the process of training, did doubt ever come into play at any point?

    Chrissy Johnson: A few times I asked myself why I still do this and if I'm any good, but I always had a pretty awesome support system behind me consisting of the Valley crew.


    Arron Carlton: Do you want to elaborate on "the Valley crew" for our readers?

    Chrissy Johnson: The Valley Crew is just a group of guys...and girls, from the Wyoming Valley. We're also known as the Zoo Crew as well...Were just like one big family, we travel together, we train together, we hang out in our free time.....it's just amazing


    Arron Carlton: Describe your initial reactions to taking bumps

    Chrissy Johnson: It hurt for a while, but it didn't throw me for a loop like I thought it would, though I did knock myself silly a few times, *Laughs*


    Chrissy Johnson Arron Carlton: On the Independent scene right now, there are many well respected women...Who so far have you been honored to work with?

    Chrissy Johnson: So far, I've been able to train under Amy Lee once, and I've been in the ring with Autumn Breeze,Rebecca Payne, and Holly Hottie. Their all fantastic!!


    Arron Carlton: Who are you looking forward to working with in the future?

    Chrissy Johnson: Well this weekend, I get the chance to head out to New Jersey to work Taylor Nicole Rules, so that should be a good time. But I would love to work with Maybe Daizee Haze, Lacey, Megan Nicole Desire, Lita, Trish Stratus (If she ever decides to take Indy Bookings) I have such a long list *Laughs*


    Arron Carlton: This year at WrestleMania XXIV, we got a "BunnyMania" match where Ashley Massaro & Maria Kanellis were defeated by Beth Phoenix & Melina Perez. The match tied into Maria Kanellis's Playboy issue, much like the Wrestlemania women's matches 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 title in recent years?

    Chrissy Johnson: Granted, I'm not a big fan of the girls coming in and doing the whole playboy thing, but that's their choice I guess. I just wish that they wouldn't tie it into the wrestlemania match. I mean, I could honestly say that the WWE is making the women's division out to be a joke, but to myself, these girls are legitimate. They bust their ass just like the rest of us, even though they got their start through a contest, I still consider them legit workers who each of them deserve a shot at the belt.


    Arron Carlton: If you could have booked the WrestleMania XXIV Women's match, what would it have been?

    Chrissy Johnson: I'm going to do this as if Candice wasn't injured...Candice Michelle vs Victoria vs Mickie James vs Beth Phoenix for the strap.


    Arron 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

    Chrissy Johnson: Yep


    Wrestler Chrissy Johnson Arron Carlton: What's your opinions on the progress so far?

    Chrissy Johnson: I love it, I think that TNA is showing what a legit women's division is and it's fantastic.


    Arron Carlton: What's your opinion on Awesome Kong?

    Chrissy Johnson: She's one tough, scary Bitch!


    Arron Carlton: How do you feel stacking up against the picture perfect Diva image in the industry today?

    Chrissy Johnson: I really don't feel like there is a "Perfect" image for girls to live up to now a days even though many feel that there is.


    Arron Carlton: What are some of your signature moves or finishers that you are using, or hope to use in the future?

    Chrissy Johnson: Right now I use a running bulldog as my finisher and I like to through in a crossbody and kicks for good measure. But I would like to learn a few more "risky" moves like hurricurranas and headscissors.


    Arron Carlton: Lastly, what are you foreseeable goals to help in the forwarding of your career?

    Chrissy Johnson: My main goal is to just go out and do my absolute best, but I would also like to maybe bring home some gold this year...like I have the chance to do this Saturday...I would also love to work for Shimmer as well, so we'll see what the future holds .


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