Rebel Kinney Interview
Ring name: Rebel Kinney
Date of birth: September 1990
Birth place: Brighton
Debut: December 2017
Trained by: Stixx, Paul Malen, Joseph Connors, Greg Burridge, Garry Vanderhorne and Rhia O'reilly
Finishers/ Signature Moves: The Liberation (standing, deadlift powerbomb) Rebel Yell (spinning back suplex) Bikini Killer (fallaway slam) Suffrage (tilt a whirl powerslam)
Homepage: Instagram @rebelgrrrlkinney Facebook @piperkinney Twitter @rebelgrrrlpk
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 wouldn't say my story started that differently from most wrestlers. I watched Royal Rumble 2000, thinking it was The Lion King because that was the tape I'd left in. First moment I saw Tazz v Kurt Angle, I didn't just want to watch wrestling, I wanted to be a wrestler. The only issue was as a woman I had no idea where I entered. I saw Chyna on that tape (who I looked nothing like) and I saw a swimsuit contest that ended in mae young flashing the crowd, not exactly an auspicious start to my hopes and dreams. It would be a little longer before I saw where I'd fit into wrestling.
Do you remember your first training session and who trained you so far?
My first training session was in 2018 at RQW in Essex, I've no idea who trained me that first time because he never appeared at RQW again, but he did spend 3 whole hours making me back, front and flip bump without rest. I was briefly trained by Alex Shane but mostly by a man known as Berry. I moved to a different school where I was trained by Alan Lee Travis and Tom Dawkins, then a third school where I was trained by Stixx, Paul Malen and Joseph Connors and finally I'm now in London being trained by Greg Burridge, Garry Vanderhorne and Rhia O'reilly. It's important to learn from a wide variety of people.
How do you recall your first match? And what was it like to wrestle in front of an live crowd for the first time?
Honestly I felt a level of comfort I'd never felt before. I was confident in the match that was planned, I trusted the women I was in there with and the second my music hit, my character was on. My character has evolved slightly over my career and will continue to, but I was that version of Rebel, immediately in front of that crowd. Close to a decade of training and roadblocks and come before that match and I'll never forget it.
Which other Wrestler would you love to fight?
There are so many and I have absolute faith that I will one day face them. Amazing/Awesome Kong, Jazz, Sara del Rey, Kay Lee Ray, Saraya Knight, Viper, my trainer Rhia, Meiko Satomura, Asuka, I could list names for hours. Kinney, i saw you on facebook like Jake Roberts with a Snake.
Do you have Pro Wrestling idols, maybe people who have influenced your in-ring style? Or Childhoodheroes?
The kind of wrestlers I wanted to be like and who I've ultimately emulated in some form are those who I believed the intent and action of. I believed that Rhino wanted to destroy Raven when I first saw him, I believed Jazz wanted to hurt people, both members of the APA and Tazz in ECW days and wwf debut. I adore technical masters like Kurt Angle but he was often seen as a challenge for other wrestlers, I wanted to be a wrestler, the very thought of whom, intimidated people. Jake Roberts was an absolute inspiration but not because of the snake, his promos felt legitimate, you believed every word. Mick Foley is the same, this incredible intensity.
Did you have matches that will always stay a highlight for you?
In my own career thus far, two matches will always stick with me. The first is a triple threat I had with Luna Rox and Kanji, it was my 4th match and their 3rd or 4th match too. They had both been in my debut match (6 woman tag). No one believed we could do it, 3 women so new into our careers, everyone thought it would be a train wreck and we stole the show. The second is my match against Kris Wolf at SHEvolution, biggest stage against the biggest name so far and a true sign of my careers evolution. It's also my best performance thus far.
What do you do when you are not a wrestler?
When I'm not wrestling or training or at the gym, I work as a dominatrix, I've been doing that for 5 years and honestly it probably helped me create Rebel.
Can you tell us an interesting funny or thrilling road story?
Now that I live in London it's a little hard to have road stories but during my time in the Midlands, the memorable times either involved torturing Tommy Taylor or near death, icy Road travels with Luna Rox. Luna and I spent a trip to a show screaming intermittently, genuinely wondering if the car would crash because the road was so mad. A group of wrestlers and I once tickled Tommy Taylor for an entire hour plus journey home. I was in charge of restraining him while 3 others mercilessly tickled him, we broke him
that night. It was cruel but hilarious.
When a booker or company from your Country or arround the world will book you where can they contact you? I can be contacted through social media or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much for your time, do you have some words for your fans?
Support your local lesbian wrestler, join the #girlongirlgang and welcome to MY LIBERATION!