Interview: Rhia O’Reilly

February 10, 2017

16463042_1235918933110397_3551233650503381513_oRhia O’Reilly has been a Friend of TOWIS almost since its inception – so what better way to mark our relaunch than by catching up with her?

The last time we met up, you were about to have your match in EVE with Nikki Storm…

I remember! I’ve probably seen her more since she went to America than I did when she was in Scotland. It’s funny – the first person I was friends with who went to WWE was Bayley, but she’s American, that’s what they do, they go to WWE. Then it was Paige. To see this small, angry Scottish woman on telly is weird – but I’m so happy for her. Read the rest of this entry »

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Interview: The Blossom Twins talk about their upcoming Pro-Wrestling:EVE clash with the Owens!

July 4, 2012

Holly

Hannah

It’s a sister act at Pro-Wrestling EVE: Special Edition on July 14th, as the Blossom Twins take on newcomers the Owens Twins.

I decided to ask the Blossoms what they’re expecting from their opponents…

“Like with every match we are training hard and getting together a game plan,” says Hannah. “For this match in particular we want to be on top form and prepared for anything. We know the advantages of being twins, being a strong unit and tag team and we are not going to let anyone beat us at our own game.”

“I’m excited about this match as it’s always great to be a part of something that no one has seen before,” says Holly. “It’s going to be a challenge but we are preparing ourselves and are looking forward to it.” Read the rest of this entry »


Interview: Jenny Sjodin talks MMA, feminism and false eyelashes

March 27, 2012

You come into pro-wrestling from a martial arts background – what made you want to move into sports entertainment?

I actually started off in amateur wrestling because we didn’t have any pro wrestling schools in Sweden at the time but my desired goal has always been to be a professional wrestler. The martial arts is something I picked up in Dublin after a few months into my pro wrestling training. I love the level of physical work required, the pressure to always keep improving technically to stay on top and the close communication to the fans the sport offers.

Do you find any of your opponents loath to face you because of your MMA skills, and perhaps working a bit stiffer than they’re used to?

There are rumours that certain female wrestlers have begged promoters to not be booked against me, I don’t know if it’s true. Funnily, the wrestlers who have thought properly how to protect themselves and not whine as soon as their fake eyelashes fall off never seem to complain, though. They usually show lots of respect for me. Read the rest of this entry »


Interview: Shanna on Pro Wrestling EVE and being Portugal’s Perfect Athlete!

February 17, 2012

First of all, it’s great to hear you’re on the mend now. Can you just explain the injury you’ve sustained and how it happened?

Yes, correct. I’m currently recovering from a hyperextended elbow and a dislocated shoulder, sustained during a three-way match for Pro Wrestling EVE’s title at XWA Goldrush 2012 against Jenny Sjodin and April Davids.

Would I be right in saying that you would have been part of EVE’s iPPV tomorrow had you not been injured? 

Yes, I’m very disappointed, and I feel I’m disappointing the fans by not being there. Unfortunately, sometimes people who come from an MMA background forget what wrestling is and get a little bit carried away, like Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn in the past. I think anybody can step onto that ring and hurt another: it does not take talent to do that.

Will you be watching the iPPV? 

I would not miss the iPPV for anything in the world. Read the rest of this entry »