by S. Mata
Her very name suggests a place of quiet solitude, where one might find solace and serenity. Now, push that thought right out of your skull,
because when Misty Haven hits the ring, she's there to FIGHT!
This Canadian beauty has a string of accomplishments which many other wrestlers would kill to achieve, and yet, she's not nearly as well
known to fans worldwide as she deserves to be. With any luck, we'll start changing that right now. And so, without any further ado,
LadySports Online is proud to introduce Misty Haven!
Weight: 135 lbs
Hair: Brown with blonde highlights
Hometown: Calgary Alberta
LADYSPORTS: When did you first get into wrestling?
MISTY HAVEN: I first got into it in the year 1999 as a manager, and 2000 as a wrestler.
LS: Who did you train with?
MH: Wayne Cryderman and Al Snow are my trainers.
LS: What was your biggest influence to become a wrestler?
MH: My current husband. He was in this sport way before I was and he got me so intrigued by it, I had
to try it for myself. He was against the idea... afraid that I would get hurt... but now he loves the fact that I
get in there to kick some butt... ha ha! I just love being an entertainer.
LS: What other sports do you have an interest in?
MH: I love hockey and anything dance related. I love playing volleyball as well.
LS: How would you describe yourself in terms of attitude, personality, likes, dislikes, and strengths?
MH: I am a very outgoing person, and everyone who knows me say that I am "bubbly". I am not afraid of a challenge and am most defenetely a perfectionist in everything I do. I am a dreamer and think everyone should allow themselves to dream. I love hip hop dancing, I hate spiders and dishonest people.
LS: What are you favorite foods, music, clothes, cars?
MH: I am a hudge sucker for mexican food. I LOVE CHEESECAKE! I listen to a lot of different types of music like rock, hip hop and alternative... but my favorite is hip hop. My closet is filled with sports clothes ha ha. I do not own a skirt. I am a tomboy to the core. That is my comfort zone.
LS: Describe a typical day of training for you. What is most important in your workout?
MH: I live at the gym. I will always start out with a five minute warm up. Then move on to to the body part I am working that day. Do three exercises for each. Then I complete the workout with abs and thirty minutes cardio. Always a full one-and-a-half hours.
LS: How would you best describe your ring style?
MH: Very aggressive and technical.
LS: What moves are you best known for?
MH: Good question... I am not too sure about this one, so I will tell you that my finishing move is "The Misdemeanor". It is like a Widow's Peak, but I jump up in the air with it and land on my butt.
LS: Have you ever been injured in the ring?
MH: Oh, yes! I am waiting for surgery right now on my right knee. I tore holes in my meniscus, damaged some cartillage and have bone abraisons.
LS: Who have been your toughest opponents?
MH: I would have to say Lufisto and Nattie Neidhart
LS: Who are your allies?
MH: My husband... MVP ha ha.
LS: What has been your most memorable win?
MH: When I won the first-ever Women's Elite 8 Championship trophy. It was the first time that I had been in a tournament like that and man, was it ever a challenge.
LS: What was your worst loss?
MH: When I got pinned after I hurt my knee 'cause I could no longer walk on it...
LS: Who is the one wrestler you would most like to face in the ring, but haven't yet?
MH: To be honest with you... I always wanted to get in the ring with Chris Benoit. I looked up to him so much... but that is out the question now.
LS: What type of match do you enjoy the most?
MH: Mixed tag matches.
LS: What sort of reactions do you get from people when they learn you are a wrestler?
MH: They can't beleive it. "You are so small, and you are a female, how can that be?" Or... "Man, that is so cool, tell me all about it!!!!" My family hates it though heh heh heh.
LS: What is so special about this sport to you?
MH: The ability to entertain people no matter what age they are. Seeing their faces and hearing their reactions, to me is worth it all.
LS: What are your fans like?
MH: Crazy!!! I have some that follow me everywhere and give me hugs and kisses and gifts... and others that beleive me so much when I am a heel that they destroy my vehicle and try to stab me! Ha ha ha
LS: If you had the power, what one thing would you do to improve the sport?
MH: Too many people out there are not trained properly and call themselves wrestlers. We have to trust our lives in our opponents' hands, and this prevents us from being able to do that.
LS: Where have you wrestled, and what titles have you held?
MH: I have wreslted everywhere in Canada, Quebec, and the States. I am going to Japan real soon. I have held two female championship belts and a tournament trophy.
LS: What are your thoughts on women participating in the sport?
MH: I think it is a great idea. I will tell you though, you will get much more respect from me if you can hang in there with the boys and wrestle, rather than providing just T 'n A... but heck, we need some of that beside the ring to help out the show, right? Ha ha
LS: What was your most unforgettable moment in the sport?
MH: It is always fun to meet some of the famous wrestlers and hear all about their experiences
LS: Any regrets?
MH: None whatsoever.
LS: What would you do if you couldn't be in wrestling?
MH: Keep on working in the fitness industry. Probably open up my own gym.
LS: What would make you most happy in life?
MH: Knowing that I have given all I had to the sport of wrestling, and being able to look back and say that I had. Of course, I would love to have kids to tell them all about it!
LS: Anything else you'd like to add?
MH: Yes, for anyone out there interested in becoming a wrestler. Please, I beg of you, get trained properly. Research the schools and don't be afraid to ask your trainer his credentials.
Thank you for conducting this interview with me and hope you have enjoyed it. To all, take care!!!
pics courtesy of Ms Haven