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LADYSPORTS SPOTLIGHT: AMBER RODRIGUEZ
2012 marked the twentieth anniversary of the Professional Girls Wrestling Association. To commemorate that milestone, the PGWA not only frequently looked back at its two decade history, but also made a concerted effort to bring new talent from both sides of the Atlantic into the organization.
The result was no less than a dozen exceptionally talented ladies stepping into the PGWA rings for the first time in 2012. All f their pictures are shown below. Now, PWD and LadySports.com are asking fans to tell us which of these twelve ladies proved to be your favorite!
Remember… you can vote once per day for the wrestler of your choice!
Q & A: AMBER RODRIGUEZ
“I’m not afraid to break a nail and knock some girls out!”
Carlos Colón… Pedro Morales… Gypsy Joe… Puerto Rico has given the sport some legendary wrestlers.
Now, a young woman from la isla del encanto hopes to make her mark in an equally big way.
LadySports Online is proud to introduce fans worldwide to Amber Rodriguez!
THE STATS: Height: 5’3" Weight: 135 lbs. Hair: Black Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
LADYSPORTS: Welcome to LadySports, Amber! Tell us, when did you first get into the sport?
AMBER RODRIGUEZ: June 6th 2010
LS: And who trained you?
AR: I was trained by Gillberg and The Holy Rollers (Earl the Pearl and Ramblin’ Rich) at Gillberg’s Pro Wrestling Academy in Severn, Maryland.
LS: Who have been your biggest inspirations to be a wrestler?
AR: I have so many inspirations! Such as, The Great Muta, Ricky Steamboat, Chris Jericho, Konnan, Bull Nakano, Alundra Blayze, Mickie James etc…
LS: What are you like in the ring, personality-wise?
AR: I’m the same person you see in the streets except I’m wearing spandex! I carry myself with class and sophistication but don’t get me wrong I’m not afraid to break a nail and knock some girls out!
LS: Describe a typical day of training for you. What is most important in your workout?
AR: The most important thing in my workout is cardio and I cannot stress that enough it helps me keep my breathing under control in the ring and helps my agility.
LS: How would you best describe your ring style?
AR: Well, I tend to switch up my ring style depending on my opponent. Typically I’m more of a technical wrestler but, sticking to the same routine doesn’t work with everyone so I’ll have to throw in a few lucha-style moves here and there.
LS: Who have been your toughest opponents to date?
AR: Definitely Amy Lee, I had my first match with her at NWL but I wish we had more time in the ring; I would love to have more matches with her in the near future.
LS: And who have been your biggest allies?
AR: Myself, I always stay guarded and keep my enemies close.
LS: What has been your most memorable win?
AR: When I won the APWA Women’s Championship.
LS: And how about your worst loss?
AR: Jessie Kaye at PCW. I had that match until her body guard got involved!
LS: Who is the one wrestler you would most like to face in the ring, but haven’t yet?
AR: I would love to face Mia Yim! I admire her ring style and her success.
LS: And if you had to retire tomorrow and could have only one more match, who would you most like to wrestle?
AR: Mickie James! I remember watching her and Trish Stratus go at it when I was younger and thinking “that has to be me one day.”
LS: What is your favorite style of match?
AR: I am a huge fan of gauntlet matches! I get to wrestle multiple opponents and I still get the simplicity of a singles match.
For photos, and the rest of the interview, go to LadySports.com
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CRYSTAL CARMICHAEL vs MARIA
from “Battleground Branson”
In this, the PGWA’s 20th anniversary year, we look back to our tenth year. 2002 saw the biggest PGWA live event yet… “Battleground: Branson”! And we are pleased to at long last make one of the matches from that epic show available for download at last!
Maria Montana and Crystal Carmichael both have amateur wrestling backgrounds, but once they hit the pro ring, each followed decidedly different paths. Cowgirl Maria is a rule-abiding fan favorite, while city girl Crystal has a real penchant for dirty tricks. Of course, neither is shy about rough-housing, as they ably prove in this contest!
Help celebrate the PGWA’s two decades of unrivaled ring action with a classic battle between two amazing competitors… add this one to your collection today!
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