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Gaining Heat with Ivelisse Velez

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There have been many strong and dominant female wrestlers I’ve grown to admire over the years. Chyna, Awesome Kong, and Lita are just a few of the names who I hold in high regard. But one a lot of UK fans may not be familiar with is Ivelisse. If you haven’t seen Lucha Underground (& again, being in the UK, it’s tricky to get hold of) then you really are missing out. As much as the WWE has its women’s division, none of them can hold a candle to the likes of the women in Lucha Underground. The lady leading the pack (in my eyes at least) was Ivelisse. Seeing her win the Underground Trios Championship with Son of Havoc & Angelico was one of many great things she has done. She has been in the business a long time, and I was lucky enough to catch 5 mins of her time to talk to her about her career. My genuine privilege to introduce you too…

Ivelisse Velez

Years in the business: 13

What is your biggest/best accomplishment so far? WWE Contract (2011), Dragongate Contract and performing at the Beijing Mastercard Center.

Where can fans most likely find you? At the moment, Lucha Underground, SHINE, AWE and AAW.

What are your goals for the next few years? My goal is to regain the momentum I lost from my injuries and continue to contribute towards the movement of helping bring prestige to Women’s Wrestling. And to continue to merge MMA into Professional Wrestling.

If you are yet to see her in action, you really are missing out. Show her some love by following her on Twitter here and let her know you read her interview on this site. She’s a very talented lady and we’d love to see her hit UK shows soon.

As always, if you feel there is a female wrestler who deserves some spotlight, let me know in the comments below, and we’ll catch you next week for more…Gaining Heat

About Jo Watson

Founding member (and manager of) That Wrestling Site. Covering the UK scene, interviews with indie wrestlers & WWE action figure reviews

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