The following is an excerpt from an interview that my qcwradio cohorts and I conducted a few months ago with independent wrestler, Woman of Honor and Shimmer Women’s Athlete, Sara Del Rey. Since then, I’ve been sitting on this juicy little tidbit, just waiting for it to become relevant to the KNOCKED OUT column so I could post it here and share it with you all.
No time like the present...
Foolkiller99: News came out just yesterday actually that Bryan Danielson has signed with the WWE. Now you’ve spent most of your career on the independent scene in places like Ring of Honor, Chikara, JAPW, places like that. I believe you’ve said before that you really like the indies, but I was just wondering, at some point in the future, if the opportunity ever came up do you think you’d ever consider joining one of the quote unquote “big two” companies in WWE or possibly TNA?
Sara Del Rey: Yeah, I would love to be a part of WWE ‘cause that’s what I grew up watching and that’s where I saw Alundra Blayze and the Jumping Bomb Angels and all these amazing women, so I would love to be a part of that legacy in women’s wrestling ‘cause that’s what I watched growing up. And, I mean, TNA have a great talent pool of women too so being there would be wonderful as well. Yeah, I hope to one day be at either of the two.
If you want to hear the interview in its entirety go to www.blogtalkradio.com/qcwradio and download episode 43.
Recently, Jersey All Pro Wrestling made it known that Sara Del Rey will be defending her JAPW women’s championship against one of the Knockouts at a TNA live event in Wayne, NJ on Friday, November 13th. Even if this is not technically a tryout match, it’s certainly an opportunity for her to impress a lot of people in management, considering they may or may not be looking to sign new talent to fill the void left by Angelina since her replacement (Lacey V.E.) really hasn’t worked out at all.
To this day, Sara has never been signed by either of the big companies and it now might be harder for her to get that chance with Dixie Carter’s reported new mandate of only hiring ‘model types’ for the Knockout division, which is a damn shame because Del Rey is regarded by many as the best women’s wrestler in the industry today and would have much more to offer TNA than the woefully inexperienced and apparently untalented Lacey Von Erich.
Anyone wishing to show support for Sara, please email TNA at info@TNAwrestling.com. And if you’re in the New Jersey area, head to TNA’s live event at the Wayne PAL on November 13th and let them know that the fans want to see Death Rey in TNA.