Ring name: Veronica Fairchild
Date of birth: October 24, 1983
Weight: 150 lbs
Birth place: Birmingham, AL USA
Debut: March 2008
Trained by: Birney Kawannawitz
Finishers/ Signature Moves: V-Coaster, Verticle Vortex (sling shot), Northern Lights
Homepage: Veronica Fairchild - Facebook
When and why did you decide that you wanted to be a wrestler yourself? I knew at a very young age I wanted to be a wrestler. My dad was a wrestler in the 70’s – 80’s with Continental. I got to watch him wrestle and referee matches. I knew for sure when I was a teenager that I wanted to be a “Diva” because to me there was nothing better than Trish Stratus and Mickie James!
Do you remember your first training session and who trained you so far? Training was not fun for me at all. I felt like I was not supposed to be there because all I kept hearing from my trainer was no, stop, do you hear anything I am saying, I don’t believe anything you are doing! I cried A LOT! I later learned he did all of that to push me to be my best. If it were not for Birney Kawannawitz pushing me to my limit I would not have become the wrestler I am today. Thank you Birney!
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 March 2008 against Genni Wright. Nothing about her or that match was “right.” Everyone has that first match though. I felt like it was the longest 10 minutes of my life. Sadly I will never get it back and neither will the poor people who witnessed it. I have never been the nervous type or afraid of being in front of people at all so the crowd did not bother me.
Do you have Pro Wrestling idols, maybe people who have influenced your in-ring style? Or Childhoodheroes?
My favorite wrestler of all time is Shawn Michaels! I was probably 5 years old with pictures of Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty, The Rockers, on my bedroom walls. My mom said she would pass by my room and I would be talking to my posters. She would ask me who I was talking to and I replied my brothers. When I was a teenager I completely idolized Trish Stratus. My younger sister and I would push the coffee table back and create a wrestling ring in the living room and preform matches between Trish and Mickie. Once I started wrestling I was always told by my trainer I was not believable so I started over selling everything I did in the ring. I my head I called in “Flair it up.” Ric Flair was the greatest seller of all time so if I could come close to what he did then there was no way I would not be believable.
Did you have matches that will always stay a highlight for you? Shockingly there are more matches that I enjoyed than not. I don’t necessarily have matches that are highlights because I seriously enjoy all of my matches unless they are epic fails. You just don’t forget the fails for some reason.
Let´s say you can pick any 3 opponents (male and female) for an Fatal Four Way Match who would that be and why?
1. Dean Ambrose – one it would be fun and two my 5 year old son is absolutely obsessed with him so I couldn’t not pick Dean. 2. Trish Stratus – DUH! She is my idol. 3. Stephanie McMahon – She is everything I want to be as a business woman! How awesome would it be to see her try to tell everyone what to do in this match and then we gang up on her because we can. (I think that would be a fun story line! I respect Stephanie so much I would just want to be in the ring with her period!)
Can you tell us an interesting funny or thrilling road story?
In 2010 I was driving to a show in Tennessee for one of the nicest guys in wrestling, KoKo B. Ware. I went to the eye doctor really early that same morning so on the way my eyes were extremely dilated. A friend of mine drove because I couldn’t see. My car said we had 100 miles til empty but that was way inaccurate! We are on HWY 65 North and my car ran out of gas. We made it safely to the side of the road and luckily, we were right by an exit with gas stations. We started walking to get gas and it was hot. Middle of the summer in the south too! I was wearing flip flops and the ground was wet from the previous days rain. I got stuck in muddy grass and my flip flop breaks! The only other shoes I have are 5 inch heels and wrestling boots. I was not going back to the car to get either of those, so we continued to get gas with one flip flop. The road is burning my foot, and now I am covered in mud from the break of the flip flop. We get the gas and get back on the road. I called to let Mr. Koko know we were a few minutes behind because of the situation and once we finally got there he was waiting for me in the locker room. This show was probably the biggest crowd I had ever wrestled in front of (2,500 plus) too. He must have felt sorry for me cause at that show he gave me extra money to make sure I had enough for gas to get home. Ha Ha Ha he must have thought this poor girl can’t afford the gas, so I should help her out.
When a booker or company from your Country or around the world will book you where can they contact you?
Facebook or Instagram are the best ways. Just send a message. I would absolutely LOVE to wrestle in other countries in the near future!
Is there anything else you would like to let the World Wrestling Fans and your fans know?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE all fans of wrestling! It doesn’t matter if you love me or hate me I still LOVE every single one of you! Please don’t stop loving wrestling and supporting wrestling. Without you I can’t do what I love! Thank you for loving wrestling!