LadySports ::: Q & A: VERONIKA VICE...



Canada has always been a hotbed of outstanding pro wrestling, but in recent years, the women’s scene has simply exploded with many talented new young ladies. One of the most celebrated is a lady known as Veronika Vice, and it’s our pleasure to introduce her to LadySports fans!
Ring Name: Veronika Vice
Height: 5’5”
Weight: 145
Hair: Blonde
Hometown:  Vancouver , British Columbia , Canada 


LADYSPORTS: When did you first get into the sport?
VERONIKA VICE: November 2005

LS: Who trained you?
VV: I was lucky to be trained by the likes of Gorgeous Michelle Starr, “Mr. Beefy Goodness” Vance Nevada, Scotty Mac, and Aaron Idol.

LS: What was your biggest influence to become a wrestler?
VV: Every time someone finds out that I have become a professional wrestler they ask, “What made you get into this?” If I’m in a hurry I quickly respond “Well, I got cut from the broomball team,” leaving them more confused than they were initially. I am still trying to find the perfect answer, but all I know is that this unique sport had me captivated from the very first time I watched it on television. In my mind wrestlers were superheroes and I wanted to do everything that they did. Every time I step into the ring, I feel that I belong and I have never been this happy in my entire life.

LS: What other sports do you have an interest in?
VV: I have never been on any team sports except for volleyball. I have always wanted to play hockey in a competitive setting, but I only got as far as playing for fun with friends. Sports are something that I truly appreciate and want for people of all ages to get involved with because there are so many advantages.

LS: How would you describe yourself in terms of attitude, personality,likes, dislikes, and strengths?
VV: I feel that I am very easy to get along with and love when people are not shy or standoffish when they meet with me for the first time. I am always in a good, joking around, kind of mood but I know how to get serious when it’s time to lay down the business. The only dislikes I have are attitude…thinking that you’re better than someone else, and rudeness, especially to a veteran of the business. My main strength would be that I have always been a mature person at any age. Yeah, I was still a kid and a teenager but would always find it easy to talk to people who were older than me or people that I have never met. At times I would find it more interesting to sit and chat with the adults than play in the backyard with my friends.

LS: What is your most marked characteristic?
VV: It would have to be kindness.

LS: What are you favorite foods, music, clothes, and cars?
VV: If I could eat cereal for the rest of my life! Man, would that be great! I also like normal food like sushi and Zesty Doritos. With music, I like anything that sounds good to me. I am a fan of all kinds of music, but my heart lies in rock and roll. I wear simple, comfy clothes throughout the day but when it’s time to go out for the evening, I love to feel like as if I’m about to step out onto the catwalk. I don’t know anything about cars. All I know is that I like trucks and my dream car is a 1971 ‘Cuda convertible (yes, just like Nash Bridges had).

LS: Describe a typical day of training for you. What is most important in your workout?
VV: A typical workout lasts for 2 hours. The first half-hour is spent on core exercises, the next hour is my resistance training on a particular muscle group, and the last half-hour is spent doing cardio. In my workout, the most important thing is that I push myself to the limit for every exercise. I feel that it would be a complete waste of time to take it easy and just tell myself that “Yeah, I was in the gym today.”

LS: How would you best describe your ring style?
VV: I am fairly new to the business, so I am still trying to find what works best for me. I do find that with my ring style, I can adapt to not only the female competition but to many of the male competitors as well.

LS: What moves are you best known for?
VV: As stated in the previous question, I am still rather new but there are specific moves that I enjoy unleashing on my opponents: Swinging Neckbreaker, Super-Plex, Top Rope Bulldog, and the Up and Over Sunset Flip.

LS: Have you ever been injured in the ring?
VV: Connect the dots with my bumps and bruises, but luckily no serious injuries... yet.

LS: Who have been your toughest opponents?
VV: My toughest opponent so far would have to be Rebecca Knox. It’s always a matter of bringing out the best when facing her in the ring. Other opponents include my arch-nemesis Nikki Matthews and Pyro.

LS: Who are your allies?
VV: I would have to consider Lisa “Ivory” Moretti as my only ally so far. I faced her in the ring a couple of times, but she came to my aid when I was in need of some assistance.

LS: What has been your most memorable win?
VV: A recent victory in Comox , BC has been the most memorable. I was facing not only Nikki Matthews but also constant interference from Sid Sylum, her right hand man. The crowd was like no other I have wrestled in front of before. They were cheering and booing throughout the entire match and broke out the “holy s#%@” chant when I super-plexed Nikki off the top rope. Having my arm raised in the end only made it that much sweeter.

LS: What was your worst loss?
VV: I wouldn’t consider any of my losses to stand out from one another. Each loss is a learning experience, to do better and focus that much harder the next time I am faced with a with a challenge.

LS: Who is the one wrestler you would most like to face in the ring, but haven’t yet?
VV: I would love to be in the ring with Nattie Neidhart.

LS: What type of match do you enjoy the most?
VV: I have always enjoyed being part of mixed tag matches. Since it is a type of match that fans don’t get to see too often, they respond with positive enthusiasm every time. Plus it is a chance for guys and girls to beat up on each other without feeling too guilty about it.

LS: What sort of reactions do you get from people when they learn you are a wrestler?
VV: Lots of mixed reactions, but mostly surprise because it is not something people expect to hear. So far, everyone assumes that it is amateur wrestling and do not seem interested. When I inform them that it is professional wrestling, they are suddenly very intrigued.

LS: What is so special about this sport to you?
VV: This sport is special to me not only because it is unique and has a rich history, but because of the new friendships that I have made with my fellow wrestlers. I love the fact that I am always meeting new people and have already made friends that will last a lifetime.

LS: What are your fans like?
VV: Simply put, my fans are radical! They support me 100% and are always cheering and encouraging me through all my matches.

LS: What is the one thing you would most like to change about the sport?
VV: It would probably have to be the way most people view women wrestlers. There are a lot of talented female wrestlers out there, but the main matches people are exposed to are ‘Bra and Panties’. I feel there should be more wrestling in female wrestling…make sense?

LS: Where have you wrestled, and what titles have you held?
VV: I have wrestled all across western Canada , as well as the United States . I have held one title so far for Maniac Wrestling Alliance located out of Prince George , British Columbia .

LS: What are your thoughts on women participating in the sport?
VV: I find it great that this sport is not exclusive for men because there are many tough women who love to wrestle just as much. It gives a little variety and hope for young girls who are discouraged about getting into the business.

LS: What was your most unforgettable moment in the sport?
VV: It would have to be a fall off the top rope onto the cement floor. It was with my opponent El Phantasmo, and I was supposed to give him a bulldog off the top rope but unfortunately the ropes were very loose which is why we lost our footing and fell straight down. Luckily, no one was seriously injured and we managed to finish our match.

LS: Any regrets?
VV: Je regret rien.

LS: What is your personal motto?
VV: Don’t sweat the small stuff, and above all do what makes you happy.

LS: What would make you most happy in life?
VV: Going through with all of my goals that I have set for myself and keep making new ones once those are achieved.

LS: Anything else you’d like to add?
VV: A thank you to everyone who has been a part of this life changing experience.

Pics courtesy of Ms Vice