Debbie Keitel - Pro Wrestling Interview

Ring name: Debbie Keitel

Date of birth: 31st March 1989

Height: 5 ft 2

Weight: 55kg

Birth place: Galway, Ireland.

Debut: May 5th 2017 with Uprising in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Trained by: Phil Boyd at FFPW in Dublin.

Finishers/ Signature Moves: "The Debbie Downer " _ Double knee gut buster.

 

 

What made you become a pro wrestler?

Like everyone, I started out as a fan. I started watching in 1997 but as you get older, life happens and I suppose it just wasn't a priority anymore. I never thought being a professional wrestler would ever be an option for me. I didn't even know there was a training school in Ireland. It wasn't until I was living in New York in 2015 that I started watching again. I caught a couple of Indy shows and just fell in love all over again. I decided to move home to Ireland and that's when I started training. 6 months later I debuted.

 

 

Do you remember your first training session and who trained you so far? My first training session was with Phil Boyd and LJ Cleary. I was so nervous. I partnered with LJ for the entire day and by the end of the session I tried a victory roll pin. I was beaming walking out of the gym. Couldn't wait to go back.

 

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 mixed tag match. My partner was Luther Valentine and we were against Alyssa Hamilton and Russel Dempster. As first matches go it was fine. I had only been training full time for about 6 months at that stage so I was really proud of myself for jumping at the opportunity.

 

Which other Wrestler would you love to fight in the future? I would love to wrestle Jetta, Sierra Loxton, Melanie Gray and Isla Dawn.

 

 

Do you have Pro Wrestling idols, maybe people who have influenced your in-ring style? Or Childhoodheroes?

Growing up when I was watching WWE I was obsessed with X Pac. His character, his in ring work and his entertaining story lines. I was just so invested in him as a character. The likes of Mankind, Gold Dust, Chyna, Shawn Michaels and Ivory were some of my favourites growing up. Nowadays I watch a lot of New Japan and keep a close eye on the indy scene.

 

Do you remember your first match that you seen as a fan?

The first match I ever saw was Rowdy Roddy Piper vs Bret Hart. I think it was from wrestlemania 8. My father had a lot of old tapes that he brought back from the UK whenever he went away.

 

Did you have matches that will always stay a highlight for you? To this date the highlight of my career was wrestling Rhia O'Reilly. She's incredible.

 

When a booker or company from your Country or arround the world will book you where can they contact you?

They can contact me at debbiekeitelofficial@gmail.com or on Twitter @debbiekeitel. You can also find me on Instagram: the_debbie_keitel. Thank you