Hello Stephie, Thank You so
much for your time. How has the wrestling world been treating
Things are looking up for me
at the moment. I have some upcoming shows that I am excited
about and some opponents that I cannot wait to work with.
Carlton: You have come such a long
way since your debut match in 2007, are you pushing towards
an ultimate goal?
Stephie: The ultimate goal would be
to make a living at wrestling. One day where I don't have
to rely on another job to make sure all my bills are paid.
Carlton: How has the Internet affected
Stephie: The Internet as been a huge
part of my career. I use it to network as much as possible.
I try to keep my calendar on myspace as updated as possible,
so anyone who looks at it can figure out when and where
I will be if they're interested in coming out to a show
to see me wrestle. Also, youtube...so many people tell
me they've seen my matches on youtube. It's a lot easier
to use the net to network than by just word of mouth.
You have wrestled numerous
staple names, associated with the Women's Wrestling scene
in the United States. Who have been some of your most memorable
opponents, and who are you good friends with in the industry?
Stephie: Sara Del Rey
has been the person that I have wrestled and probably learned
the most from. She's such an amazing wrestler. I've tagged
with her a couple of times as well and its impossible to
be in the ring with her and not learn something from her.
Despite wrestling and hating her in the ring I've also have
to say Madison Rayne
(Ashley Lane) is one
of my more memorable opponents. I trained with her and she's
someone I can always count on.
Carlton: Yes I've seen Sara
Del Rey give you quite the challenge in the ring.
Her opponents ultimately come out of matches with major
respect. What do you think of the way TNA
has been using Madison Rayne?
Stephie: I think Madison Rayne
has the potential to be whatever she wants in the world
of professional wrestling. I think if TNA
hasn't already realized that, they will soon.
Carlton: In a recent interview with
Brittany Force, she noted that she wrestled
her first-ever match against you and Angeldust.
How has it been working with these women?
since her first match has grown by leaps and bounds. Everytime
I step into the ring with her, she's constantly better.
She has come a long way since that night and I'm very
proud of her. Angeldust is my tag partner
in Erie, PA and we have a blast working together.
You have noted Sensational
has a huge inspiration---How did you hear
of her passing, and how did if affect you?
I remember it quite vividly.
I was actually going to a place to pick up some new gear
and someone had text me to tell me. I couldn't believe it.
I didn't want to believe it. She's the reason I actually
starting liking wrestling to begin with and at that time
I had only had a few matches and to hear of her passing,
it was hard for me. I wore a band that said "SSM"
on it for a couple of months after that.
Carlton: What is one of your favorite
Stephie: Just one? lol. Probably her
work with Shawn Michaels. The whole thing...she
was such a great manager. However, you cant leave out
her work with Macho Man or anyone else.
Carlton: Besides Sherri,
when you first began in the business, who were some other
females that inspired you?
Stephie: In the WWE it would be Trish
Straus, Molly Holly and Lita
that inspired me, but when I got into wrestling outside
of WWF/WWE it was the Ladies of Honor
that I took note of. Especially Allison Danger.
Something about her really made me want to wrestle. But
Daizee and Lacey are
also huge inspirations. I don't think I'd be where I am
today with wrestling without watching those three.
You have been affiliated with
as of late, what has that experience
I've been on the pre-show
a couple of times and I've
loved it. Shimmer
is the place as a women's
wrestler that you should inspire to be. It's women showing
off their talent as wrestlers, not just as beautiful women,
but athletes too. It's a great place. I've learned a lot
from just being there as apart of the pre-show. Everyone
is there with advise and willing to help you grow into a
better performer. People I have looked up to in wrestling,
watch my matches and tell me what I could have done differently
or what was really good. It's a blessing to be able to have
that experience as young as I am in the business.
Carlton: What would be a dream Shimmer
feud for Sassy Stephie?
Stephie: This is a hard question.
There are people I am dying to work with and some I am
dying to work with again. Basically, the whole roster!
But if I had to pick a couple of people to top my list
of people I'd love to feud with Allison Danger,
Daziee Haze, Mschif,
Sara Del Rey, Serena Deeb,
The Experience, Merecedez Martinez,
and anyone they put in front of me!
If you were in TNA
or the WWE
currently, who would Sassy Stephie
be feuding with?
want to feud with Mickie James
, or Gail Kim
honestly I'd love to wrestle Alissa Flash
, Taylor Wilde
Carlton: How do you feel about the
differences on how the companies handle their women?
Stephie: There are HUGE differences
in how each company treats the ladies. Each place is going
to treat their wrestlers different, it's just a fact of
life. I think that some places are better than others
at least as far as what the public sees. I cannot comment
about backstage at each company.
Carlton: What is your opinion on TNA
creating a Women's Tag Team Division?
Stephie: It's different and I like
it a lot. I think TNA is willing to give
the women more time on TV because they realize they have
something special with the women they have on their roster.
I'm looking forward to seeing how everything turns out
and what's next for the women of TNA
To all those aspiring wrestlers
out there, what advice do you have for them?
Listen, train, listen some
more, save your money, listen again, ask questions, train
more, and save some more money and go to a legit training
school so you can learn what you need to really know and
Where do you see yourself in
2010 I was to continue improving
and learn as much as possible. I'd love to start wrestling
more out west and down south, since I'm basically mid-west
and upper east coast. I'd also like to see myself advance
to the main roster at Shimmer
show up at some other bigger companies or re-appear at places
I've already been blessed to work with such as Chikara
Carlton: Lastly, Where can anyone
reading this find out more about you?
Stephie: Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/sassystephie),
and Twitter (http://twitter.com/Sassystephie).
Carlton: Thank you for your time!