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Interview with Nayati Mattox


April 15, 2004 (8:59am): Patch: Hello, Nayati Mattox. Welcome to the Squared Circle Newsletter, & to Patch's Place. Thanks for taking time to chat with me.

Nayati: Thank you for asking to do this Interview. I also would like to thank everyone that reads it for taking the time to get to know a little more about me.

Patch: Ok, let's start off with the basics: Height, age, home town, who you were trained by, & activities away from the ring.

Nayati: I am 5'3" and I'm 17years old, I am from Tomball Tx. (I'm sure no one has ever heard of Tomball Tx., but incase anyone was wondering where it is, it's right outside of Houston Tx. in the sticks!) lol I was trained at the TASW (Texas All-Star Wrestling) wrestling school, by Head Trainer (at the time) Bones and also by "Hotstuff" Hernandez & Tony Montana. As for activities away from the ring, I actually like to stay home sometimes, I just moved to San Antonio Tx, In July so I dont know that many people yet but I love it here! The only down side is, I dont get to see my friends as much now. I spend most of my time on the weekends hanging out with my boyfriend "Spector" and his friends (some of them can be a little weird at times, but it's all in fun and they are cool people) lol. As you can see, I dont have that full of a life out of wrestling, but I have no problem with that! I dont like being "away" from it, I am always either talking wrestling, thinking about wrestling or thinking about stuff I would like to learn or try.

Patch: How long have you been in wrestling?

Nayati: I have been in wrestling for 2 years, I started training January 10th 2002, I was 15 years old and scared to death! But that didn't last long, after the second night I couldn't wait to go back!

Patch: What do your friends think about you wrestling?

Nayati: Most of them don't understand it, but all of them think it's awesome! A few of my friends have said they wanted to get into it also, but I am the only one of them that actually had the gutts to go through with it.

Patch: When did you work your first show, and with whom did you work it?

Nayati: The first show I was actually in was the 10th Annual Humble Rumble, it was January 18th 2003. It was a 30man over-the-top-rope battle royal, I was the only female, there have been famales in the past Humble Rumble's but I was the only female in it that year. My first one-on-one match was May 17th 2003 against Justin Blaze.

Patch: Do you work primarily heel or baby, and which do you prefer?

Nayati: I have only worked as a heel so far, but it hasn't really worked out that well, so I am going to try turning into a baby face in my up coming matches. It really doesn't matter to me if I am a heel or a face, as long as I am working, that's all I care about.

Patch: What is the best crowd response that you've ever gotten? Positive or negative.

Nayati: It was Positive, it was at the 10th Annual Humble Rumble I think fans were shocked I was in it, because it was clear to anyone and everyone that I was very young, and I wasn't scared in the least to be one of the 3 smallest wrestlers in the ring with 29 other men, I think that is what got me respect from fans.

Patch: What promotions have you worked for in the past, & which ones are you currently working for?

Nayati: I have only worked for TASW (Texas All-Star Wrestling) so far, I make my HIW (High Impact Wrestling) Debut January 10th 2004 in a mixed tag team match, and hopefully that will be the first of many other debuts.

Patch: Are you currently involved in any feuds? If so, whom with & how did it start?

Nayati: I am not currently Involved in any feuds.

Patch: What can fans expect to see from you when they see you for the first time?

Nayati:100% Always! I doesn't matter if I only have a 5 minute match or a 45 minute match, I will give it my all and put everything I have into it, I always stick to what I know, I am always up for learning new things, but in the middle of a match is not the time to try something, you have no clue how to do, so I stay away from that, so no one gets hurt, nothing gets sloppy and everything looks good.

Patch: Who are your favorite wrestlers?

Nayati: Hulk Hogan!!! I also am very big fans of "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and Kamala, I have actually gotten to meet both "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and Kamala last year, Kamala used to scare me when I was little and would watch him on TV because of the mask he wore lol, but he and Jim Duggan both are super nice guys! It made my year to meet them both because I have been watching them every since I was 3 years old.

Patch: If you could wrestle anyone from the WWE, who would it be & why?

Nayati: I would like to wrestle either Molly Holly, Trish Stratus or Victoria, because they really know how to wrestle, they don't get into the ring and tear each others clothes off all the time, they have actaul matches and good ones, and they know what they are doing.

Patch: What has been your toughest challenge?

Nayati: Trying to learn why some people act the way they do and treat others the way they do in this business.

Patch: Nayati, we give the stars we interview a chance to say anything they want about the wrestling business. This is your time. Shoot...

Nayati: I have had a blast through all my training and everything I have gotten to do in this business so far, no matter how big or small of a deal it was, I didn't care if I got paid, if I went over or anything, it didn't matter to me and it still doesn't. Training for me wasn't the least bit easy but no one said it would be, and it shouldn't be for anyone, no matter who they are, but there are somethings that no one should have to go through to be a "Pro Wrestler" and thats being treated like they are nothing...I don't believe the guys that are "at the top" are any better then the guys at the bottom trying to work their way up, yeah they know more about the business and are better but that doesn't give them the right to treat the new guys that are working just as hard as they once did like total crap, they are the ones that make this business look bad, I, thank god I got to train with great people, but others didn't get as lucky as I did, and I've seen "the other side" to the way some people treat others in this business and its not right, just because someone has been around longer doesn't give anyone the right to treat anyone like crap and like they are nothing. No one can ever be "The Best" in this business, because there is always someone out there somewhere thats better then you, no matter who you are, who you know, who you have "hook ups" with, somewhere out there, there is someone that is a bigger name than you, knows even more people and has even more "hook ups", I think if people would keep that in mind, the wrestling business wouldn't be as messed up as it is today!

Patch: Where can fans find you on the web?

Nayati: They can visit my web site at http://www.nayatimattox.tk or they can always e-mail me at nayatimattox@yahoo.com or if they want to actually talk to me, they can try to catch me on Yahoo Instant Messenger my screen name is NayatiMattox.

Patch: Nayati Mattox, thank you for your time, & the best of luck in your career.

Nayati: Thank you for your time aswell, and again thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I have had alot of fun doing this interview.

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Source: Patch, Squared Circle News



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