by: Steve JamesonA few weeks back, WILD Wrestling stunned the world by announcing our acquisition of former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro. We have been besieged by questions from curious fans. Instead of answering them ourselves, we decided to ask Ashley. In this exclusive interview, we ask the "Princess of Punk" some of the things we'd like to know.
SJ: When did you decide you wanted to make a return to wrestling? And why did you decide you wanted to go to WILD Wrestling above all others?AM: For awhile now actually! I wanted to have time with my daughter, but now she's not so little and she's extremely busy with sports, which I'm so happy about. I have the time and thought this would be the right time. The passion to wrestle never left, and I'm more than excited to be the best I can be before making my debut once again! I chose WILD because Winter and I worked together in the WWE, and I really like her a lot and trust her judgement as a wrestler. When she joined WILD I looked into it and saw that a few others I've worked with in the past were there too, which I was stoked about!SJ: What do you hope to accomplish this time around, both professionally and personally?AM: Well, in my tenure with WWE, I never got the chance to become the Women's Champion. So what I'm really looking forward to is coming back fully trained and eventually have a title match and show the fans what I can really do in the squared circle!SJ: What kind of fan reaction have you gotten from this announcement? And do you have anything you'd like to tell them?AM: Wow, all I can say is, number one, thank you to all my fans and supporters who have stuck with me during this hiatus! I've been so pleasently surprised at the reaction I've gotten! My punks have stayed with me a long time. I've been off TV, too, which says something to me about their loyalty. It's just amazing and I love them so much for that. And for all the haters out there, they just motivate me more. They are part of the reason I want to show and prove what I am capable of and I'll have the chance to do that as a WILD Warrior! And what do I have to say? Just wait and see, punks. I'm going to make you proud for sticking with me.
SJ: Thank you, Ashley. I can't wait to see you in a WILD ring.
AM: No, thank you! I'm really excited and I'll be there soon!