Guest: Taeler Hendrix
Your Hosts: Patrick Kelley & James Walsh
Transcript By: Patrick Kelley
In February of 2012, we interviewed a virtual unknown to the national wrestling scene in Taeler Hendrix. I had seen her work on in OVW and on the indy scene and knew big things were ahead for her. A few months later, the TNA Gut Check proved to be her springboard to wrestling notoriety. Now, in September of 2013, we sat down with Taeler again and this time, like Cheers, everybody knows her name!
Join us for a fun 30 minute interview with the firey red head that won her spot on the TNA roster in Gut Check and made several appearances on Impact Wrestling thereafter. I must admit, she is very professional for such a young woman and we still, just as we did 17 months ago, predict big things for her!
Check out the interview video (with some great pics) at http://www.WrestlingEpicenter.com. The interview is also available in MP3 format all free of charge. If you like it, check out the store and buy something to help us stay 100% free!
On her TNA departure: "I don't even know if there are enough adjectives to describe it...I am the best I've ever been". Taeler says that her departure was a mutual agreement. She wanted her release since they weren't using her and felt it wasn't right for all parties involved from her, to the company, and to other girls on the independent scene that might want a spot in TNA. She isn't bitter, but wishes she had more of an opportunity to prov e herself.
On working with Tara in her Gut Check match: "Working with her was fantastic. That woman could work with a broomstick and make it look good". It was a huge honor for her to work with such a great women's wrestling talent and admited to looking to her for inspiration.
On the news story that broke saying Dixie Carter called her "Too Heavy for TV": "I'm not known to be extremely controversial. I'm not that stupid". She was embarrassed when the story started to make headlines and says that the statement being reported that way was because of confusion between her and the interviewer. She admits to being told that she was that she was heavy, but never meant for it to sound like the comment was made by Dixie. She never wanted to be associated with any drama because of it.
On Ohio Valley Wrestling: Taeler says that she is excited about the OVW Old School show Rip Rogers and Danny Davis' dreamed up. It is an attempt to do an 80's style wrestling show in the modern era. She says a lot of the wrestling that she considers truly great happened in that era and enjoyed taking part in that brainchild. By the way, Rip Rogers is doing well after his surgery. We at the Wrestling Epicenter continue to wsih him well. He's one of our unsung hero favorites and his interview is also available at our website.
On her future Wrestling opportunities: Her goal right now is to keep herself busy, get more and more experience on the indy scene and to build a reputation on the independent circuit. She is still working with OVW, she is returning to SHINE later in the year, and she has also expressed interest in going back to ROH to show how much she has improved since the last time she was there.
Check out the full interview at Wrestlingepicenter.com to listen to an indepth account of her TNA Gut Check match, how important it is for her to improve her skills and continiously learn more, how much she enjoys playing a heel in OVW, & various other topics!