Ring Name: Kiya
Date of birth: 10/12/2003
Birth place: Mansfield, England
Debut: October 2019
Trained by: Mainly Hayden ‘Dutch’ Loeve at Fight Factory Wrestling. However i have also been lucky enough to attend seminars ran by the likes of Gabriel Kidd, Steve Lynsky,
Finishers/ Signature Moves: Satellite DDT
Homepage: (Facebook,Instagram, Twitter,Website)
Facebook: Kiya Loeve
- Let me thank you for doing this interview for the "Pro Wrestling Interview Series Tour 2021".
Thank you to you too :)
- When and how did you get into Pro wrestling?
I started getting an interest in wrestling at a young age as my dad would always be watching it and he himself is also a professional wrestler. I’d travel around with him sometimes, go to see different shows and meeting all these amazing people. Then in 2013 my dad and step mum opened their own wrestling business, so i was basically watching all these other people and picking up the odd thing by watching them all. As i got older, around 14 years old ish, i’d join in with the odd bits, and then eventually i started joining in with full sessions more often and started actually listening to what was going on, then a couple years later this is where its lead me to.
- Do you have any previous experience with martial arts from before you became a wrestler or other sports you did?
Personally i don’t have any experience in other forms of martial arts, however for quite a few years i did do dance and musical theatre and had the opportunity to perform with so many different people from all different backgrounds, including performing for a weekend at disney land paris.
- Can you still recall your first training sessions?
I can sort of remember my first few training sessions. I can’t so much remember the ins and outs of what we actually did, but i can remember just feeling so overwhelmed by it all. i was by far the youngest in the group and definitely the smallest. i can remember feeling like a burden almost because obviously.
- How do you remember your first match, what was the feedback and what experience did you take from it?
My first match was against Eliza Roux, it was a dark match. i remember it obviously wasn’t that great but for my experience level it was alright. I obviously got feedback such as ‘keep your head up’ and ‘show more character’ ‘be louder’. I just remember being really shy during the whole match.
My official debut was against Lory in October 2019 and i was honestly so scared. I always had wanted to work with her because she was always present and i’d constantly watch her, and then being told i had a match against her honestly made me want to cry. She’s genuinely scary. I remember my friends and family who watched loved it, feedback i got was honestly amazing and honestly i was so proud of myself.
From this i kinda just learnt to let myself go a little, if i relax into it, it calms the nerves and i feel like if you’re calmer and not all tense and nervous it really does translate into your performance.
- Do you have a ‚dream opponent‘ you want to fight above all others?
I’ve thought about this question a lot in all honesty because there’s so many people i’d love the opportunity to work with, both currently working the scenes and some who no longer do. If i had to pick one to be my all time ‘dream opponent’ it would probably have to be Victoria. Just watching her work is honestly so mesmerising to me and she’s one of the people i’ve watched since i was young so i feel like it would honestly just mean so much to me to even step into a ring with her. If i was to think a more ‘realistic’ dream opponent, i’d probably pick skarlett because she’s honestly just awesome and i respect her so much. she’s genuinely just kinda wow in all honesty.
- Do you have/ had any Wrestling idols Or Childhoodheroes?
My all time hero is once again Paige. I’ve just always looked up to her and she really helped with the ‘anti-diva’ movement and honestly she’s just amazing i think, i could honestly fan girl about her all day.
- What are you doing when you not stand inside the ring?
Most of the time i’m probably studying or revising for my a-level exams. Genuinely doesn’t get that exciting my real life. I do spend time with my friends and family ofcourse, but genuinely my life isn’t that exciting.
- When a booker or company from your Country or around the world will book you , where can they contact you?
They can either DM me on any of my social media’s or they can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thank you very much for your time- I wish you much success at your next event´s .Thank you for your time! Stay well! Stay safe!And do you have some words for your fans at the end?
I’d just like to say thank you for all the support, it genuinely makes me so happy to know there’s atleast someone who appreciates it all.