Interview Recap: Amber O'Neal


Interview conducted: November 24, 2004

Interview highlights:

- O誰eal first got interested in wrestling by watching it with a friend that was really into Steve Austin. O誰eal admitted that she wasn稚 a wrestling fan prior to that. O誰eal became a fan of Sable, and liked that she could show off her athletic abilities.

- O誰eal went to the gym and was trained by Gary Royal and Leilani Kai.

- Her original ring name was Amber Holly (actually used the ring name before Molly Holly in WWF), but changed it to Amber O誰eal after knee surgery.

- CWF Mid Atlantic and NWA Mid Atlantic are her home federations.

- O誰eal has formed a tag team with Krissy Vaine as Team Bondage. She had wanted to form a tag team with another blonde. Bondage debuted against Jenny Taylor and TNA's Desire in Georgia. The team is managed by Gee Star.

- Amber痴 career highlight is working with Vaine for Memphis Championship Wrestling back on 10/30 and meeting Jerry Lawler. The promoters are interested in bringing them back to Memphis and doing story lines with them.

- Her career goal remains to work someday for WWE. She has had tryouts before with WWE, and has worked with Molly Holly. O誰eal credits Holly with getting her noticed by Johnny Ace and Fit Finley, and pointing out areas of improvement.

- O誰eal was shocked by the recent releases of the WWE divas. She thinks Gail Kim is excellent. O誰eal feels the t&a matches in WWE hurts the perception of women痴 wrestling.

- O誰eal believes the diva search was more to tap into the popularity of reality television. She thinks Vince McMahon is a genius, and would like to see a reality show based on independent women痴 wrestling.

- She puts over TNA and thinks they could become the next WCW. She hopes they do more women痴 wrestling.

- O誰eal prefers being a heel as there is more acting involved.

- Her style for being a babyface is as a high flyer and doing submission wrestling, and as a heel, a more cheating style.

- O誰eal plugged her upcoming schedule and stated that a members only section would soon be added to her official web site, which is www.amberoneal.com




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