Recently, I had the opportunity to host a Q&A with indy wrestler Jordynne Grace. Jordynne discusses her start in wrestling, what promotions she watches, facing Santana Garrett, and much more:
How did you get your start in wrestling?
Jordynne: Long story short, I started in Austin, TX at AAPW under whichever vet was there at the time. Whoever showed up to train is who taught the class. Since then I've done here and there training sessions with some of the best wrestlers in the world, and completed the majority of my training in Mexico.
Is there anyone in particular that you have modeled your in-ring character, style, or finisher after? Or is there someone that you watched that interested you in pursuing a wrestling career?
Jordynne: At the time it was [Chris] Benoit, not so much anymore. Realizing I was never gonna be THAT good was a hard hit to take. Now I just try and be the best ME I can be, in and out of the ring.
What has been your favorite match or moment of your career so far?
Jordynne: I haven't cone across one yet. Still waiting for my moment.
Do you prefer to work as a heel or babyface?
What are your thoughts on the state of women’s wrestling? And how do you think it has evolved over the years?
Jordynne: It's definitely found it's niche in the wrestling world, and a few women have been able to stand next to the men with dignity. Everyone says the same thing on this topic, but no doubt it has evolved.
The first and only time I’ve seen you wrestle in person was last summer in Glen Carbon, IL for Dynamo Pro Wrestling in a match against Santana Garrett. What was it like to work with a former TNA Knockout like Brittany?
Jordynne: She's a lovely person. Very humble, which isn't rare but you always have to appreciate that trait in this egotistical business. She knows what she needs to do, and how to do it.
What wrestling promotions do you watch or follow?
Jordynne: CZW, ROH, and DGUSA.
What are some of the best/worst things about being on the road and/or indy wrestling? Do you have any funny road stories you could share?
Jordynne: The best things are the stories, and the worst things are the long hours of travel. And what happens on the road stays on the road. (;
Do you have any advice for others that are breaking into the business?
Jordynne: Good luck, you're going to need it! Stay quiet, but be OVERLY polite and kiss ass like you'll die tomorrow if you don't.
Do you have a major goal for your wrestling career?
Jordynne: To be able to only wrestle for a living, and not have to have a "day job."
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