Hi, my name is Anastasia, I recently had my first singles match at Fierce Females Sweet Sixteen. 2 weeks before that I had my in-ring debut at WrestleZone Battle of the Nations.

Where did you train to become a wrestler?

I originally started training at the WrestleZone Training Academy but now train at Source Wrestling School in Glasgow.

What would you consider the hardest part about being a professional female athlete in a male dominated sport?

I would say something that is difficult as there are generally more spaces for men on shows as there can sometimes only be one women’s match on the card but it also means that women can be showcased more.

What do you think of the current state of women’s wrestling?

I think it is in a great state with the likes of Fierce Females and Pro Wrestling EVE getting more and more popular, a second Mae Young Classic and WWE even doing an all women’s event.

How does it make you feel when people discriminate women’s wrestling and what should be done about it?

I think like any woman in wrestling, it angers you, but also it is beginning to happen less and less as women are getting the credit they deserve.

Do you believe women can, let's say, one day main event a show like WWE's Wrestlemania?

I really believe they can and don’t think it will be long until there is a women’s main event match at Wrestlemania.

Who are your favourite wrestlers, and who would be your dream opponent to face?

Two of my favourite wrestlers are Charlotte Flair and Cody Rhodes. It would be a dream come true to face Charlotte.

What promotions have you worked in and what promotions would you like to work?

 

I have worked at WrestleZone and Fierce Females – also making my Respect Pro debut in a few weeks. I would like to work anywhere I can but specifically, I would like to work for Discovery Wrestling and Pro Wrestling EVE in the future.

What is your opinion on the current state of pro wrestling in the UK?

 

I think it is going really well with the likes of World of Sport starting on ITV and WWE NXT UK.

Speaking of which, because of the many changes to wrestling in the UK over the past few months, does this change affect your outlook on wrestling and your future?

A little – it will give wrestlers from the UK more coverage and give wrestlers more opportunities which is great. It gives me goals for the future but no one knows what will happen in the future.

In August, you are to make your debut in Respect Pro Wrestling, have you got anything you would like to tell your opponents and have you ever faced them before?

I would like them to know that Sammii Jayne, Aspen Faith and I won’t make this easy for them. I faced Emily Hayden at Fierce Females Sweet Sixteen where she only won because she was pulling my gear while she pinned me!

What was it like making a surprise appearance at Fierce Females against Emily Hayden?

It was great fun and an amazing opportunity for me.

You also made your debut recently at a main WrestleZone show. How did you find you teaming up with Nathan North?

I really enjoyed it – Nathan North is a great wrestler and we are good friends and also train a lot together so it was good to work with him as we have a good chemistry.

This brings me to think about intergender matches. Some people say it’s fun because it’s different and others say it’s a disgrace to wrestling. How do you feel about them?

I think intergender matches are a great opportunity to show that women are able to hold their own in the ring no matter if their opponent is of the same gender.

Some say Sammii Jayne influenced you. Can you tell us your relationship with Sammii and how she influences you if she does?

Sammii and I are close friends and she has helped me with so much wrestling and personally. She is a great person and wrestler and inspires me to do better every day.

Any other dates/future appearances of yourself that you'd like to plug? Please include any links to social media / online store / sponsors you wish for us to include in the interview.

 

I make my Respect Pro Wrestling debut on Saturday 11th August. I also have a few other things in the works so keep up to date with all my future appearances on my social media:

 

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