Interview with Alfie Rogue
Ring name: Alfie Rogue
Date of birth: 19th June 1994
Height: 5 ft 9
Birth place: Sheffield
Debut: September 2016
Trained by: Danny Steel, Dale Crain, Mustafa Khan, Jonathon Sedgwick
Finishers/ Signature Moves: Finisher – Spear, Signature – Spinebuster, Northern lights
Thank you so much for your time, we are always delighted to be able to introduce
talents for the „Global Pro Wrestling Talents Tour 2018“
What made you become a female pro wrestler?
I grew up watching wrestling with my younger brother, we both had our favourites and use to watch it on a regular basis. We used to practice the moves on one another and pretend we were the wrestlers. It was something we use to always dream about being growing up but always seemed to be one of the pipe dream sort of dreams. Wrestling was one of the happier memories I have growing up and something that I could always share with my baby brother.
Do you remember your first training session and who trained you so far?
I do remember my first session, I was so scared going into it. I suffer with severe anxiety, so it was highly challenging for me on a personal level. I remember thinking ‘you can’t do this’ - I have never really had any confidence so it was a big step for me, getting into the ring was something so surreal. Learning the basics and going to my first few training sessions I didn’t actually think I would be able to wrestle in front of an audience, I never thought I would make it to do shows. In the coming future I am looking to train at more places to experience training through different trainers and what they can offer, I am always looking to improve myself.
How do you recall your first match? And what was it like to wrestle in front of an
live crowd for the first time?
My first match was a triple threat for the women’s championship, I was asked that very morning whether I wanted to debut, so I was added to the match. Looking back at it, it wasn’t the best match ever, I wouldn’t even consider it to be a good match. However, it was a learning experience for me. Wrestling in front of a live crowd for the first time was something I will never forget, I was so nervous walking out of the curtains and seeing everyone. Your mind goes into over drive, but the crowd can definitely act as a motivator.
Alfie , on Facebook i saw you with an Championbelt, how does it feel holding the Gold in your Hands?
It’s a strange feeling just for the reason that I never thought I would be holding gold. It’s something that I trained hard for and gives me even more motivation to train harder and achieve more goals I never thought would be possible for me to achieve. I am always so humbled when people compliment my wrestling ability or training ethic so anything like this will always mean something more to me over what I can describe.
Which other Wrestler would you love to fight?
There are so many other wrestlers I would love to fight, both male and female, so many different styles that it would be hard to pinpoint. Any opportunities I get to wrestle I will always be thankful for.
On UKWW i can see that your Ringstyle is a Brawler. Do you have Pro Wrestling idols, maybe people who have influenced your in-ring style? Or Childhoodheroes?
Growing up I use to love Jeff Hardy and Edge. Watching Edge is the reason I wanted the spear as my finisher, as a child you always had the moves you would imagine yourself doing if you were a wrestler, so growing up it was always the spear. The infamous ladder spear spot with both Edge and Jeff will always be my favourite. Jeff Hardy was always seen as a daredevil and with his rainbow coloured hair he left a lasting impression on many. The tag matches between The Hardys, Edge and Christian and the Dudleys are the ones that will be watched and remembered by all.
Did you have matches that will always stay a highlight for you?
One match in particular is one that I have had recently which was a no DQ match. I have a ‘wrestling bucket list’ and this was one of the things on that list, so it will always be something rememberable for me. This will stay a highlight for me because it was the first one I have had which was of the extreme rules variety and something I had been wanting to compete in for a while.
What do you do when you are not a wrestler?
I run a Mental Health blog, talking about my experiences and helping those who are going through similar things. I raise money for Mental Health charities and speak in confidence to people who reach out to me, help them through the bad times and be a person for them to speak to so they don’t feel like they are alone.
Can you tell us an interesting funny or thrilling road story?
There’s so many different stories it’s hard to just pick out one
When a booker or company from your Country or around the world will book you where can they contact you?
They can either contact me through my social media pages, sending me a message or emailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much for your time, do you have some words for your fans
I have to thank them all really for supporting me, they believe in me more than I believe in myself. Every time you step out of the curtains and they are cheering you on or hating on you its an amazing feeling. Being asked for autographs and pictures is something I never thought would happen, so it is very humbling