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Interview with Valentina


June 19, 2004 (9:31am): Patch: Hi, Valentina. Welcome to Patch's Place and the Squared Circle News. Thanks for coming down to talk with me.

Valentina: It's my pleasure!

Patch: You are only 19 years of age, correct? List your other stats if you would, please.

Valentina: Yes, I am 19 years old. I'm 5'4, 120 pounds.

Patch: You were trained by Afa, the Wild Samoan, correct? What was that like for you?

Valentina: No, I was not trained by Afa. I was trained by an indy wrestler on the east coast. His name is "187" Homicide. He was a really great trainer...he worked with me almost everyday. It was pretty tough, but it was definitely worth it. I wouldn't have wanted to get trained by anyone else. He's the best.

Patch:When and where did you have your first match, and whom did you face in that match?

Valentina: I had my first match in April 2002 in CT against Trinity H. Campbell.

Patch: You also manage wrestlers. Which is easier for you, wrestling or managing?

Valentina: Well, of course, it's much easier to just manage...you don't really have to do anything, but I definitely prefer to wrestle. It's much more fun and exciting. I love to have matches.

Patch: You've managed one of the all-time greats in this sport, the legendary "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka. That must have been fun?

Valentina: Yes, it was. It was also my first show, so I was very flattered to be his valet.

Patch: You've already held one title. Have you held others?

Valentina: No, not yet. It's hard to find women's promotions that have belts.

Patch: How do you prepare for your matches?

Valentina: I don't do any specific training regimen before a match. I just go out and perform.

Patch: What has been the craziest thing (so far) that you've seen happen in the ring?

Valentina: I've seen people get thrown off really high scaffoldings and exploding rings in XPW.

Patch: What are your thoughts on the fans?

Valentina: For the most part, the fans are great. I really love and appreciate them, but sometimes there are fans that think they are in the "business" and get too carried away. That gets frustrating.

Patch: We like to give those we talk with a chance to talk about something they feel strongly about concerning the wrestling business...

Valentina: I don't really feel strongly about anything, sorry!

Patch: Any final words?

Valentina: Thank you for having me. Please visit my website at www.myvalentina.com.

Patch: Valentina, thanks again for doing this interview. Good luck to you.

Valentina: Thanx, you too.

(Note: Interview conducted December 14, 2002)

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Source: Patch, Squared Circle News



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