2003 Janel Horton
better known as to
her fans as "Alere Little Feather
lethalwow for a Q&A session. Janel was fairly new on the
scene, making her debut in May of 2003, after training
for almost a year. Then we talked about her training and
starting off in the business, as well as female wrestlers
Molly Holly, Jazz, Ivory, Luna Vachon, Sable
and more. Today, we know Alere Little Feather as an accomplished,
highly praised Independent worker. To her credit is numerous
titles & accomplishments, including the WXW
Women's Tag Team Championship with Allison Danger
Elite 8 Women's Tournament Winner
in 2004, UWA
Women's Championship and
more. Lethalwow is honored to have to opportunity. - Arron
Carlton, Nov 11 2008.
hey Alere, I hope you're
doing fine. Throughout the years in the wrestling business,
I've seen many gimmicks. In your case, you portray an
Native American by wearing tribal gear. In reality, you
are an American native. Do you think that most people
just look at you as portraying a gimmick?
I think many people
do think I am just portraying a gimmick. That is why I
find it important to let everyone know the truth.
Do you feel that you portraying
your native heritage in the ring is something that will
go away in your wrestling career?
My heritage will always
be a part of me, inside and outside of the ring. But,
if in the future I prefer to wear something less ethnic,
then I'll do so. Maybe I'll mix it up. Who knows.
Can you tell us about your
transition from being in training to working matches?
Were you a valet who took bumps or pulled of spots during
other matches or did you jump right into working matches?
After training for
a while, I did do a short stint as a manager. However,
my trainer and myself thought that it would be best to
concentrate on my training since I was training to be
a wrestler, not a manager nor valet. I did wrestle on
the student shows though. So that's what I did until I
graduated from the school with the exception of reffing
a few times shortly before. After I graduated, I pretty
much jumped right into working matches.
Was there ever a moment while
taking bumps that you had second thoughts about being
Little Feather: Honestly, no.
On the Independent scene
there are many well respected women. Who are you looking
forward to working with in the future?
There are many women
I would love the opportunity to work. But to name a few:
, Leilani Kai
, and Luna Vachon
I could learn so much from these women.
Do you feel that the internet
plays an important part in your career?
Little Feather: Definitely. The internet
is fast and easy for getting information on anything.
I've gotten so much exposure in such a short time.
How do you feel about the
use of Women for T&A in the wrestling business? Especially
on the Internet.
Little Feather: I was trained to wrestle,
so that's what I stick with. However, if someone (male
or female) has the body and feels comfortable wrestling
in very little, it's their prerogative. In reality, there
are so many different levels to T & A. I would prefer
to be looked at and respected for my talent & ability
rather than my body. As for oil and nude wrestling, I
won't do it.
So Alere, you're going in
your second year in wrestling and new to the Indy scene.
Here at lethalwow, you'll be introduced to many WWE
fans who are not exposed to indy workers. What would you
like them to know about women working in the Indy scene?
Little Feather: That women's wrestling
shouldn't be underestimated.
So of course we're going
to touch on the WWE and their women. If you had to pick
one lady from their roster to be Lady of the year, based
on their impact in 2003, who would it be and why?
I guess I would say Victoria. She's one
of the women who are helping shape the WWE women's division
back into legitimate wrestling. She is beautiful and at
the same time can really work. It proves that not all
talented women wrestlers look like men. I hate that stereotype.
What do you think would improve
the current WWE Women's Division
Little Feather: I think they need
more matches and exposure on both RAW
& SmackDown!. I would rather watch Molly
Holly VS Jazz over Sable
& Stephanie anytime. Sometimes it seems
that the less attractive, but better workers get less
attention than the more attractive, but not as good workers.
But that is not entirely the WWE's fault. Society has
a role in this as well. The division is starting to shape
though. If I had any other request, it would be to bring
back some legends of the ring that could really help out
the less experienced girls.
If you could be in the WWE
and have a match at WrestlerMania
with any current WWE woman, who would it be?
Little Feather: I don't know. Maybe
Jazz or Ivory.
On doing some research on
you, you noted that you would want to work in Japan? Do
you feel as if you'll be more respected by wrestling down
Yes. I would love to be a regular there. Their style is
different from American wrestling.
Do you feel as if the is
a need for another nationwide televised wrestling promotion?
I think the competition would definitely be beneficial
to the industry.
Do you feel like there's
room in the wrestling business today for women who don't
know how to wrestle?
As an announcer, I guess. But I think if you are going
to the ring as a ref, manager or valet, you should know
the basics at least.
I must ask, where can anyone
get videos of any of your matches?
I don't have a best of tape yet or anything like that.
But I know my matches from WEW/Dangerous Women of Wrestling
have been taped as well as some of the other feds.
Lastly, do you have any advice
for anyone who wants to get into this business?
Do your homework and find a really good school!
THanks for your time.