The Shimmer Championship
is arguably the most prestigious title in Women's Wrestling
in the USA today, describe the feeling of ending MsChif's
715 day reign.
The feeling was over whelming,
to have been given the opportunity to wrestle for SHIMMER
and compete for the Championship Belt is a big honor for
me. And on top of that to have beaten MsChif
for it was an even greater honor because she is an awesome
wrestler and athlete. I hope my reign with the belt can
be as awe inspiring as hers.
A lot of Shimmer fans wanted
to see a Cheerleader Melissa
you beat her in Shimmer Women Athletes Volume 30 in a
number once contender match. How was it to work with the
incomparable Melissa Anderson?
It was just that, incomparable.
Melissa is such a tough athlete that working with her
made me realize I really need to step up my game in the
ring. Work harder to get stronger and faster in every
aspect of my wrestling.
Carlton: You have tough shoes to fill...MsChif,
Sara Del Rey... in a perfect title reign
scenario, which women would it be a huge accomplishment
to successful defend the belt against?
Eagles: Both the former champs for
starters. They are awesome wrestlers and putting the belt
on the line with either of them, I could safely say they
would bring their A game, which would make for some great
wrestling. All of the girls on the SHIMMER roster are
there because they are some of the best talent the sport
has to offer so defending it against any of them would
be a huge accomplishment in my books.
Carlton: You were part of a tag team
named The Pink Ladies, tell us about
working with Jessie McKay?
Eagles: Jessie is a great up and coming
wrestler and definitely has a future in this business,
and working with someone who has that potential there
is always a great feeling. We know each other quite well
so working as a team is very natural to the both of us.
Tell us about PWWA
PWA has been around for 6
years through out Australia and has been producing some
of the most talented wrestlers in the country. For the
last 4 years it has called Sydney home and it’s headquarters
in Liverpool is also where we run the PWA Training School
As PWA is helping set the Standard for Australian wrestling
as a whole, creating Australia’s only all Women’s company
was kind of a natural progression for it. We found a lack
of interstate travel for women was not helping any of
us expand and improve our skill, so forming PWWA helped
lots more girls get their names out there within the Australian
Its also great to see so much up and coming talent within
the companies. Our brightest exports from PWWA include
and Jessie McKay
both of which are building up their names in the USA and
continue to get better all the time. I am also keen on
seeing what some of our male wrestlers such as Robbie
, Ahmed Iblis
and Bluey Bonza
be able to do overseas if they get the chance.
Carlton: How different is it wrestling
in the USA, as opposed to Australia?
Eagles: Pro wrestling in Australia
is very underground. Most wrestling fans in Oz that watch
main stream wrestling have no idea that Indy promotions
even exist here. Also in Australia we don’t have
the opportunities to work with so many different wrestlers
or wrestling veterans like in the USA, so we have to work
hard to keep things fresh and ever evolving for ourselves.
Also it is extremely rare for wrestlers here to make a
living off wrestling.
Carlton: How has having a family affected
Eagles: There is no way I would be
in this position right now without my family. My husband,
Ryan Eagles, is an innovative wrestler
and an inspiration for me and is by far one of my all
time favorite wrestlers. He knows I would never settle
for just ‘OK’ and pushes me to be the best
wrestler I can be. And having kids really lets you know
how strong you are. I have had two beautiful children,
and giving birth to both ALL NATURALLY has made me realize
I can push my pain barrier to the limits.
You were ranked number 31
in the PWI Female 50 in 2009, how does that make you feel?
It’s great to be recognized
as an Australian wrestler on an international level. Australian
wrestling’s general lack of international exposure
makes it very hard for any of us to gain any sort of a
name in the world of wrestling, so helping along Australian
Pro Wrestling scene is fantastic.
Carlton: How has the Internet played
a role in your career so far?
Eagles: It’s a great medium
for which I and the other girls have been able to get
our names out there.
What are your thoughts on
websites like Lethalwow.com, Diva-Dirt.com
I think they are great. They
really help promote Women’s pro wrestling as a whole,
and help get the word out there about Independent female
wrestlers that may not get the main stream exposure the
girls in the bigger promotions do.
Carlton: What do you ultimately hope
to accomplish in this business?
Eagles: I really just want to go as
far as I can push myself. I feel I have done a lot already
with my set back of being all the way over here in Australia,
but every day I wake up and know I can push myself further
and harder then I have before. So hopefully I can constantly
get more work and do more for the Women’s Pro Wrestling
scene around the world.
Carlton: To all those aspiring wrestlers
out there, what advice do you have for them?
Eagles: If you really want it then
you have to work your ass off to get it. Don’t think
its easy what we do, we constantly work to push ourselves
further then what we think we can and its hard work. Shoot
for your dreams and never settle for second best.
Carlton: Visit ShimmerWrestling.com
for more on Shimmer Volumes 29 and 30.