Aria Blake Interview
Ring name: Aria Blake
Date of birth: July 18, 1994
Birth place: Clearwater, FL
Debut: January 31, 2015
Trained by: Jay Lethal & Angelina Love
Finishers/ Signature Moves: Blakedown (double undertook DDT), Blakebreak (3-in-1 submission), Blakeout (superkick), codebreaker, dragon sleeper DDT, dives
When and why did you decide that you wanted to be a wrestler yourself?
I saw my first women’s wrestling match in Dec. 2008 and immediately fell in love. I knew wrestling was what I had to pursue. I knew that was my calling. I fell in love at first sight.
Do you remember your first training session and who trained you so far?
My first training session was intimidating but incredibly rewarding. I was nervous but once I began learning all I could focus on was gaining more and more knowledge. I was initially trained by Jay Lethal and Angelina Love. I’ve since received so much help and guidance from others it’d be hard to list them all, but my first seminar outside of my trainers included Colt Cabana and Saraya Knight at RISE 1.
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 fun battle royal alongside my fellow trainees. I loved debuting alongside my best friends and those who have been on this journey with me since day 1. It was surreal to be in front of a crowd and have my parents watch me.
Do you have Pro Wrestling idols, maybe people who have influenced your in-ring style? Or Childhoodheroes?
Jeff Hardy’s why I became a wrestler. He’s my biggest inspiration, hero, whatever you’d like to call it. I’m also heavily inspired by AJ Lee, Lita, Beth Phoenix, Rey Mysterio, Edge, Chris Jericho, Tajiri, Ultimo Dragon, Super Crazy, and so many more.
Did you have matches that will always stay a highlight for you?
My match vs Su Yung at Girlfight was my favorite match thus far. I tagged against Mercedes Martinez and Ivelisse at Shine last Dec. & it was crazy to be in the ring with two of the best ever in women’s wrestling. I had an intergender triple threat at Fest wrestlinf a few months ago vs Saieve Al-Sabah & CJ O’Doyle & it was so much fun, high energy, great crowd, and those guys are fun to be in the ring with. I have so many favorite moments and highlights that it’s hard to narrow it down.
Let´s say you can pick any 3 opponents (male and female) for an Fatal Four Way Match who would that be and why?
Again, it’s really hard to narrow that down. However, I’ve trained with three guys who have become my best friends (and one of them is my boyfriend) throughout the years - Hunter Law, Troy Hollywood, & Snoop Strikes. They’re all so insanely talented, much better than I think I could be. The four of us have had fatal four way training matches, but I’d love an actual match with them. I think it’d be so fun, high flying, high energy, someone book it :)
Can you tell us an interesting funny or thrilling road story?
One time I was driving home from Barnesville, GA after a show with my best friend and tag partner, Salina de la Renta. I was minding my own business and next thing I know, flashing lights. I was going like 24 over so yeah I guess that’s problematic, but that’s how eager I was to get back to Florida. I got a ticket for $600, then got a letter in the mail that I owe an additional $200. The state of Georgia is taking all my money basically. Maybe that’s not extremely exciting or thrilling, but a lot of my road stories can’t be told ;)
When a booker or company from your Country or arround the world will book you where can they contact you?
My Twitter & Instagram are also TheAriaBlake
Is there anything else you would like to let the World Wrestling Fans and your fans know?
You all are the best and without your love and support I’d be nothing but the same little girl with a big, scary dream. Thank you for being enthusiastic and excited for myself and fellow wrestlers as we chase our passions. I love you all❤️