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Lethalwow.com Athena Interview By Arron Carlton

"Getting to know Athena"

October 7, 2010 - Lethalwow.com

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    Wrestling Diva Athena
    Athena (aka Trouble)
    In continuation of Lethalwow's "Getting to know" Interview series, I caught up with up-and-comer Athena. Athena has been getting quite the buzz among women's wrestling fans and her peers. Recently she was featured in a Diva-Dirt.com "Five to Watch" special, and made her debut on Women's Wrestling DVD series Shimmer (Volume 33). Among the subjects discussed was Anarchy Championship Wrestling, Shimmer, Skandor Akbar and more...

    Arron Carlton: What have you been up to lately?

    Athena: (Visit: Twitter.com/wg06athena) Lately I've been back in the gym and continuing the P90X regiment.... I'm really trying hard to stay away from the sweets. I have a few career defining matches coming up in upcoming months.

    Arron Carlton: You recently made your debut for Shimmer Women Athletes, how was that experience for you?

    Athena: My Shimmer debut was a dream come true. I expected the best out of myself and I definitely showed them that I am an unnatural force of nature. The fans there were definitely in love with me... though I don't blame them, I am pretty hot. Nonetheless I am extremely thankful I had the chance to be a part of Shimmer and hopefully I will have more oppourtunities with them in the near future.

    Arron Carlton: How did you being booked for Shimmer come about?

    Athena: It actually happened the day after the Anarchy Championship Wrestling second annual Annual American Joshi Queen of Queens Tournament. I had a match with former shimmer champion MsChif (Profile), and took her to the limit. I honestly don't know the order of events, but I got a call and bam!, I was booked.

    Arron Carlton: Looking forward, who would you want to feud with in Shimmer?

    Athena: Who wouldn't I want to feud with... There are so many. I will give you my top 4 though in no particular order... Cheerleader Melissa, Sara Del Rey (Profile), Allison danger, and Sassy Stephie (Profile).

    Arron Carlton: Of all the matches taped for DVD volumes 33 through 36, which matches really stood out for you?

    Athena: Other than my matches--which are clearly the best of all the dvd tapings, two matches stood out to me... Rachel Summerlyn vs. Daffeny, this match was filled with so much raw emotion... it baffeled me how far these two women took their fight, but you will see. Kellie Skater vs. Awesome Kong was quite entertaing as well.

    Arron Carlton: You are no stranger to Rachel Summerlyn. How is it like to work with her?

    Athena: Only one word comes to mind when it comes to a Summerlyn/Athena match... EPIC. She really brings the best out of me as a competitor and I know the feeling has to be mutual. Rachel along with her tag partner Jessica James are certainly women that deserve everything that they earned and so much more. As much as I hate to put them in the same category as me, we are the heart and soul of women's wrestling in Texas. We are the three that you are always going to here about, we are the three that plan on breaking even more barriers than we already have, and we are the three that are going to take down the other the first chance we get or at least I know I will. Just know that if you see any of us in a match you are gonna get blood, sweat, tears, and maybe even a few schoolyard pranks.

    Wrestler Athena
    Arron Carlton: Going back to before you started training to become a wrestler, who were the wrestlers that inspired you to pursue a career in the business?

    Athena: The Rock, Victoria (aka. TNA's Tara) and Trish Stratus.

    Arron Carlton: You were trained by Skandor Akbar, tell us about that.

    Athena: Ak is the reason I am here now. Training was hell running us along the side of freeway and hittting us with damn whip along with numerous other things. But Akbar knew how weed out the weaklings, I remember about ten others started with me and now only myself and another remain. For anyone that did get passed the torture aka training process, Ak branded his name on you. Akbar was my wrestling dad. I had so much respect for him and words cannot express how much he means to me. He kept me out of a lot of bad situations and some of them could have reulted in me getting severely injured or worse. I miss Akbar and there was so much I learned from him but even more stuff that I didn't . I wish the rest of the world could have known him like I and numerous others did. I have a lot of love for that man. R.I.P Ak

    Arron Carlton: It was very sad losing Skandor Akbar. During your training with Akbar, did doubt ever rare its head on whether getting into wrestling was the right decision?

    Athena: No, not even a smidge of doubt. I was very determined when it came to training. You can ask anyone one, I was the first there the last to leave and even did all the extra work that others shied away from.

    Arron Carlton: Who did you wrestle in your first match?

    Athena: A man by the name of JT Lamotta.

    Arron Carlton: You are a mainstay at Anarchy Championship Wrestling, what has been your favorite moments at the promotion?

    Athena:A lot of people don't know this but I held my first championship with ACW. I've had a ton of great matches there and I've had the oppourtunity to build myself as a better person. ACW is a place where I am not considered a women's wrestler, but just a wrestler and I will never be able to thank them for that.

    Arron Carlton: What other promotions have you worked for?

    Athena: I work regularly for Booker T, and currently I am his women's champion. I worked at OVW once, and I've been to the FCW facility in Tampa as well. Other than that, I do shows here and there but nothing that stays constant.

    Wrestler Athena
    Arron Carlton: How would you describe your style of wrestling?

    Athena: My style is "what I want to do when I feel like doing it"

    Arron Carlton: What moves and finishers have you been using?

    Athena: I have been using a top rope stunner called the "o-face" and a double knee stomp off the top rope or from a springboard called wrath of the goddess.

    Arron Carlton: What do you ultimately hope to accomplish in this business?

    Athena: I want to be WWE or TNA wrestler, plain and simple.

    Arron Carlton: And of all the women currently in the WWE and TNA, who would you want to feud with?

    Athena: Most definitely Beth Pheonix, Natalya, Tara, and Taylor Wilde. To be the best you have to beat the best.

    Arron Carlton: To all those aspiring wrestlers out there, what advice do you have for them?

    Athena: Not a word. It will be their decision if they want to start this profession and it will be their decision if they will stick with it. They are going to hear a lot negative and a lot of positive. A lot of these voices will be extremely influential a lot will be a ton of crap. It is up to them what they want to do and I hope they can decipher everything and use it in their journey.

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