Mae Young Classic competior and independent wrestler veteran Jazzy Gabret, also known as Alpha Female, underwent successful neck surgery earleir this year. Gabert has previously mentioned that a contract with WWE was rescinded after doctors discovered this injury.
In an interview with Afterbuzz TV – Women’s Pro Wrestling Weekly, Gabert discusses her road back to the ring, the origin of her Alpha Female persona look and her MMA career. Highlights of the interview below, courtsey of Afterbuzz TV.
On her return to the ring after her surgery: “I’m okay. I actually started training today and it went really good. My doctors say I should wait another two months but you can’t hold me down, I need to go now into training. It’s crazy, in one moment everything can be gone. I’m going to send my MRI to the WWE doctors and if they say you are good to go I will give it another try. To be honest, I’m not sure if I want to do independent wrestling anymore because I’ve been doing for 17 years. With independent wrestling, it’s very difficult. I’m going to wait another 2 or 3 months to heal it completely. My doctor said to wait a little longer. Everything is fine now, I don’t have any pain. And I had a little tingling in my fingers but is completely gone now and my full strength is back. So I think everything is alright.”
On who from the WWE contacted her after her surgery: “I have some friends there and we’re in contact and they’re telling me, ‘Come on, we miss you here. Get your ass over here.’ I’m in training and I’m in contact with them. It’s really encouraging. Even like wrestlers TJ Wilson, he wrote me and I’m like ‘Wow, so much support’. Even like Christian and Edge are still behind me. We texted just today and it was so freaking awesome and all these people behind me. So I really have to get fit. I don’t want to dissapoint them.”
On the orgin of her Alpha Female persona: “The look came from Bully Ray because he said I wasn’t pretty enough. So, I shaved my hair and I wanted to be “ugly” and that’s how the Alpha Female look came from. But the name itself came from my then boyfriend, he was also a wrestler.He was on the road and I was home sitting at home and he said to the other girls, ‘Oh, my girlfriend she is jealous’ and they were like ‘Why is she jealous she is the Alpha Female’ and I was like wow that’s a pretty fitting name.”
On she got into MMA: “MMA happened because in 2015 I was coming home from Japan. I worked in Japan for like 3 – 4 years. And that ended and I was like what do I do next? I did TNA already and I did the whole European thing and I did Japan. I thought ‘What’s next? What can I do?’ Then someone called me and asked if I want to fight in MMA? And I thought this is how I can show the world and WWE that I can still learn something, even at my age and do something new and that’s why I went into MMA.”
On mindset before heading to a match: “I’m always nervous before a match. It doesn’t matter, it could be a small show with just ahundred people or it can be 20,000 people I’m always nervous. It was the same but as soon as my music hits, it’s like a demon came over me. It’s really weird, it’s not me Jazzy, it’s more me Alpha Female. All thoughts are gone and I go out there to do my stuff.”
Who she would like to face in a WWE ring: “I had great matches with Kairi Sane. I had many great matches in Japan with her. So, I know when we get to WWE we can deliver and show the fans real female wrestling. I want to wrestle Sasha Banks and team up with Bayley. There are so many options. I’m really excited for the Women’s division and the girls are doing really well.”
Gabret also discusses wanting to get into the action games, still wanting to learn more and her upbrining.
You can watch the full interview below:
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