The timeless sands of Egypt have given the world many of its most splendid wonders.
Now, the land that the ancient Greeks marveled at as “the gift of the Nile”
bestows another gift here in the modern day... the wrestling wonder known as Sahara Se7en!
Height: Five feet, seven inches
Weight: One hundred and thirty-five pounds
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
LADYSPORTS: Welcome to LadySports, Sahara. When did you first get into the sport?
SAHARA SE7EN: One year, six months ago.
LS: And who trained you?
SS: Sean and Mark Denny (The Geordie Bulldogs).
LS: What was your biggest influence to become a wrestler?
SS: I always watched wrestling and used to get beat up by the boys in the family while watching it, so I had to learn some moves of my own. Then it became a passion. I always wanted to be a cross breed between my favorites, Scott Hall and Lisa Marie Varon.
LS: What other sports do you have an interest in?
SS: I have played basketball my whole life.
LS: How would you describe yourself in terms of attitude, personality, likes, dislikes, and strengths?
SS: I am a very nice girl with a huge personality. I believe in respect, determination, karma, positive vibes and hard work. I dislike lazy arrogant people and bullies. Bullies are a big No-No for me!
LS: What is your most marked characteristic as a wrestler?
SS: I think it's my temper and aggressive behavior in the ring.
LS: Describe a typical day of training for you. What is most important in your workout?
SS: Well, in training we start with warm-ups to keep cardio up and get the blood flowing. After that there are in-ring drills and running the ropes, followed by in-ring skills. When I work out in the gym, I’m working on my core and arm strength, as well as a full body workout.
LS: How would you best describe your ring style?
SS: I would describe it best as American strong style wrestling
LS: What moves are you best known for?
SS: I have my submission, which is called the ‘Pyramid of Pain’, and my finisher, the ‘Fall of an Empire’.
LS: Have you ever been injured in the ring?
SS: Nothing other than a sprained ankle.
LS: Who have been your toughest opponents?
SS: Sean Denny and Roni Nicole.
LS: Who are your allies?
SS: Aja Perrera, Ashley Frost , Chasity Ann Taylor.
LS: What has been your most memorable win?
SS: Pinning Ashley Frost in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on our all-girls tour.
LS: What was your worst loss?
SS: I think my worst lost had to be losing to innocent Isaiah at GXW in Richmond, Virginia.
LS: Who is the one wrestler you would most like to face in the ring, but haven't yet?
SS: I would love to face Melina.
LS: What type of match do you enjoy the most?
SS: I enjoy No Disqualification matches.
LS: What sort of reactions do you get from people when they learn you are a wrestler?
SS: The most popular response is "Really? You are too pretty for that. No way!" Almost a mix of disbelief and excitement.
LS: What is so special about this sport to you?
SS: It is a sport about respect. Respect is a big thing for me.
LS: What are your fans like?
SS: My fans are sweethearts who are strong-minded and strong-willed.
LS: If you had the power, what one thing would you do to improve the sport?
SS: I would do everything in my power to show that women are just as good as men, not just eye candy.
LS: Where have you wrestled, and what titles have you held?
SS: AML, SPW, NEW, PWF, CWE, SWE. I’m the current #1 Contender for The PWF Women's Title, and also the #1 Contender for The SWE Women's Title.
LS: What are your thoughts on women participating in the sport?
SS: I'm excited! It's all about girl power. I'm always happy to see another women make it. It's women out here actually proving we can wrestle, or maybe out-wrestle the guys.
LS: What was your most unforgettable moment in the sport?
SS: My most unforgettable moment would be getting booked to preform my craft at Wrestlecade 2015 in front of a capacity crowd, as well as Legends and Superstars of Today and Tomorrow.
LS: Any regrets?
SS: I have no regrets
LS: What would you do if you couldn't be in wrestling?
SS: Nothing. This is it…wrestling is my life.
LS: What is your personal motto?
SS: No weapon formed against me shall prosper, for pain is inevitable and suffering is optional but I shall walk by faith not by sight.
LS: What would make you most happy in life?
SS: To be able to make wrestling my only job.
LS: Thank you, Sahara. Anything else you'd like to add?
Photos courtesy of Sahara