Irish pro wrestling star Katey Harvey recently spoke with Wrestle: List to discuss wrestling in Ireland, her aspirations of making it to the WWE and reveals her favorite UK promotion to work for. Highlights of the interview below.
On the rise of talent coming out of Ireland: “It is because we have some of the best schools in Europe here. The one I coach at is called Fight Factory Pro Wrestling and that has been around for eight years, before that it was NWA Ireland. From that school came Jordan Devlin, Becky Lynch and others who have made it to NXT and all around Europe. So we have always had a really good pedigree of trainer over here. I have trained with other NWA guys and girls and the same standard of training has been passed down.”
Her aspirations of making it to the WWE: “Everyone’s ambition is to end up in WWE but I think it is really cool that it isn’t the only choice anymore. People are making a living in Japan or the UK, so it’s a really exciting time. You can go lots of different places. The goal is WWE and anyone who says that it isn’t is probably telling an untruth. I am lucky to be getting some really high profile bookings with the likes of PROGRESS and wrestling overseas. I am going to just keep working my hardest.”
Her favorite UK promotion to work for: “PROGRESS is up there for me. I used to fly over to go to the shows as a fan and I remember being in the crowd for Chapter 25, when Toni Storm, Dahlia Black, Pollyanna and Jinny had a four way, it was amazing. Literally everyone was on the edge of their seats. Ever since that match it was the company that I strived to work for and I have been lucky enough to do it twice.”
Katey also discusses using Rik Mayall as an inspiration for wrestling, the rise and improvement of women’s wrestling.
What did you think of the interview? Would you like to see Katey Harvey in the WWE? Who are some of your favorite Irish pro wrestlers? Let us know in the comments below!