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Gerweck Interviews TNA's Tracy Brooks

February 4, 2004 (9:50am): Interview conducted: February 3, 2004

SG> Steve Gerweck
TB> Tracy Brooks

SG> How did you get involved in professional wrestling?

TB> My friend entered me in a contest for the Toronto Sunshine Millennium Calendar and I ended up winning and being named Miss June 2000. To promote the Calendar I was a Sunshine Girl for the Toronto Sun (pg. 3) and my bio was to become the next WWF (WWE) Superstar. A trainer from Sully's Gym (Toronto, ON) contacted me through the Sun and I began my training in March 2000.

SG> Were you a pro wrestling fan growing up? Have any favorites?

TB> I was a huge fan! Every Saturday night my dad and me were in front of the TV for Saturday Nights Main Event. Piper, Rick Rude, Macho Man, Davey Boy Smith, Dynamite Kid, Jake 'The Snake' Roberts, and my all time fav, Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat.

SG> How did you get involved with TAN?

TB> Scott D'more brought me in. I have worked for him in several other promotions (BCW, MXPW).

SG> What does TNA have to do to get more over with the fans?

TB> A TV deal. I think wrestling fans are tired of WWE and have just given up on wrestling. TNA is an alternative for wrestling fans and wrestlers, all TNA needs is a little more exposure.

SG> How did you get the ring name Tracy Brooks?

TB> I shortened my real name.

SG> Thus far in your career, what has been the highlight? The low light?

TB> Honestly there hasn't been a low light. I am living my dream everyday. I might have a bad match or be a little beat up, but everyday I am living my dream and fulfilling my childhood fantasy, how can there be any low lights? As for highlights, my debut on TNA, winning the 1st WXW Womens Super 8 and just waking up every morning to step into the ring.

SG> Do you pattern your ring style after anyone?

TB> No, I love the mat and I am usually the one catching the girls while they fly around me.

SG> What do you think about women wrestling men?

TB> I have mixed feelings. Sometimes I think it can be a one on one match because some guys are pretty small but then realistically I don't think anyone wants to see a woman get manhandled by a guy big or small. One thing I love to do is mixed tags when you can tease the man and woman in the ring together.

SG> Have you ever sent feelers to the WWE? Or have received feelers from them?

TB> I have been there several times to work out in the day with the girls.

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