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May 6, 2011
TASHA SIMONE INTERVIEW
Picture from Tasha Simone's personal collection
Quick Highlights---Trained by Chris Adams
---Former Two time USWA ladies champion
---NWA Women’s champion
JM: Were you a fan of Pro Wrestling growing up, if so Who were some of your favorites?
TS: I grew up around the greats of wrestling. Some of my faces were Mr. Wrestling II, Harley Race, Bruiser Brody, The Funks, Silento Rodriguez, and Tom Jones to name a few. I never wanted to be Moolah
JM: I will get some heat from the Website’s fans if I don’t ask this.. You were trained by Gentlemen Chris Adams… what was he like to work with and how was the training? (I get a lot of request in regards to Chris Adams lol )
TS: Chris Adams was good to me as was his fellow trainer James Beard. I considered Chris my friend as much as he was my trainer. I trained exclusively with men and got my ass beat. I was given the choice of doing right the first time or get hurt the second. I was never babies by anyone and have more than earned the respect of my peers. Chris was very underrated and overlooked because of his demons. I know how talented he was, and while I miss him I know he is free of his demons now.
JM: You have worked for the USWA and became a two time ladies champion… What was the good and the bad working for that fed?
TS: The good part of working for the USWA was learning how to handle live TV as well as working with one of my face opponents Jackie Moore. I worked with some of the greats, my favorite period being Smokey Mnt. Vs USWA. I was working the Bob Armstrong his sons, Tracy Smothers, Rock n Roll to name a few. What learning experience. The worst part besides women being treated like crap was watching the crowds decline and the territory die.
JM: Was your time there during the hype of the USWA vs. SMW feud?
TS: See Above
JM: Was there any time in your career that you were in contact with the WWE to work for them?
TS: I have never been nor will I ever be interested in working with the WWE. I am a wrestler not a frigging diva. Omg I just threw up in my mouth just thinking about it.
JM: Will we see you in the WWE or perhaps TNA in the future?
TS:I am happy working for the NWA I don't see myself anywhere else.
JM: Name Association Game (one or two words on each)
Chris Adams - my mentor
Jacquelyn - favorite feud
Lexie Fyfe - good soul
MsChif - what a screamer
Christie Ricci - cross face
Malia Hosaka - old school
Evil Zebra - evil as me
Jerry Lawler - no comment
JM: You have also wrestled in different countries, how would you compare the difference with Talents you worked with as well as performing in front of their fans?
TS: I prefer working in other countries. Wrestling is still treated as a sport, wrestlers learn their craft and the fans appreciate it.
JM: You are currently the NWA Women’s champion, what was your thoughts when the title went into your hands?
TS: I was about to pass out from loss of blood when the belt was placed in my hands. All I could think was It's time to practice what I preach.
JM: You have also have a hard-core wrestling background, what are some of your injuries you have had?
TS: I hate hardcore but I've done it. I've had several concussions chipped bones broken ribs you name it.... Picking out glass and tacks is the worst.
JM: Any advice for fans who want to follow there dreams?
TS: To fans who want to follow their dreams, find a reputable trainer, learn your craft and if it doesn't click, buy a Damn ticket. If everybody could wrestle we would have no fans.
JM: Closing Thoughts?
I love wrestling, I have made it my duty to bring respect to the NWA Women's World strap. I want to be respected as a wrestler, not a girl that gets in the ring. For those who support me, thank you, for those who don't Beseme Culo! Last but not least: SUPPORT SUE GREEN FOR NWA HOF CLASS OF 2011.
Love, Peace and Pain,