Name: Foxxy Dreams
Debut: October 27, 1999
Companies worked for: ACW, JCW, CWF/IHPW, GWF, IWZ, AWA (Morgan's via Union City, NJ), NYWC, XBOKO/R W Promotions, PWF Northeast, Monster Factory, ECPW, USA Pro, ICW, JWA, TWF/SWA
1. How did you get your start, who trained you?ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Since I was four years old, there was nothing else in the world that I wanted to do with my life except for being in wrestling, courtesy of Miss Elizabeth, and be in a band, courtesy of Danzig.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It began with my family and I attending an ECPW show in Clifton, NJ, and inside the program was a flyer for their school.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â One of the wrestlers (Enigma turned 'Arrogant' Aaron Payne) wanted a female manager for when he changed his gimmick, and there were no other females at ECPW, with the exception of Countess Noir who strictly managed the Army of Darkness.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I attended the school just to get a feel for it at first, discussed the money issue with my parents, and decided to start my training a couple days after my 17th birthday.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â My first day of training I was cliniced, and from that point on I was trained with the boys as a boy, doing everything that they did, including doing ring crew whenever the ring was rented out.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I trained for an entire year before stepping into the ring on my own accord.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
No one in particular trained me, I learned a lot from everyone that was there at the time.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â But to narrow it down, I trained with Johnny Thundar, Rocky Jones, 'Strangler' Nick Maddox, Kodiak Bear, Grand Master B. and Dave Delicious.
2. What was your first match or appearance, and how did you feel?
My first appearance was at an ECPW school show a day after my 18th birthday, and I managed Enigma.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I was then known as Vikki, and I didn't really do much of anything.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The next month we turned heel, I became Foxy and he became Aaron Payne.
My first match wasn't until about 6 months or more after my debut, I wrestled against Tracii Taylor at the Monster Factory in South Jersey.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Her and I had an ongoing feud in ECPW, but didn't have our first match with them until well after the Monster Factory shows.
Naturally before the matches I was a nervous wreck and excited, as I always am before a match whether I'm managing, bumping, or wrestling.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It's sort of a superstition of mine, that if I'm not nervous before going out to the ring, then I'm too comfortable with what I'm doing and I may be careless, which could lead to an injury to either myself or someone else.
3. Who were some of your influences in the past, or who do you admire today?
In the past, my primary influence was Miss Elizabeth, for the obvious reasons, I'm sure I don't have to explain that.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Other influences were Sensational Sherri, Woman, Sunny, Missy Hyatt, Bobby Heenan, 'Macho Man' Randy Savage, the ECW roster both male and female, etc.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
My influences now are Randy Orton, John Cena, Victoria, Nidia, Dawn Marie, Simon Diamond, Raven, Shane Douglas, Lance Storm, Rico (loving the change of gimmick!), etc.
4. What is the hardest part about being a woman in a male dominated business?ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Before I answer this question, I just have to say that although there are hard moments and it can be rough, there are also good ones, and once you get to the good points, it's all worth it.
That being said, in my experience, one of the roughest things is being automatically labeled a rat upon entering the business or even starting to work with a new federation.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â There are girls out there, like myself, who did and still do get into the business for the love of wrestling, and not the guys.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Relationships happen, but like with anything else in the world there's use and abuse.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The girls that abuse those relationships and end up sleeping around claiming they are in relationships are the ones who earn that label, and unfortunately reflects it onto other girls that haven't earned it in the slightest way.
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