In time to come, wrestling fans may well look upon 2016 as a year of an
embarrassment of riches, insofar as exciting new talent debuting in the
PGWA is concerned. And most certainly one of those bright young talents
to be fondly recalled will be Savannah Evans, a battler from the Tar
Heel State who is making a big mark on the sport today!
Height: Five feet, nine inches
Weight: One hundred and seventy pounds
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
LADYSPORTS: Welcome to LadySports, Savannah! When did you first get
into the sport?
Thanks for having me. I've actually been training for about two years.
My two years will be the middle of March.
LS: And who trained you?
SE: I train at Highspots wrestling school in Charlotte, North Carolina
under George South, as well as Caleb Konley and Cedric Alexander.
LS: What was your biggest influence to become a wrestler?
SE: Growing up I really enjoyed the characters and personalities in WWE.
I never caught much WCW but I did love WWF and I started watching during the Attitude Era
so there definitely wasn't a lack of charisma during that time. I remember being really
into The Rock and was always interested in what he was doing week-to-week.
I also liked how wild Ken Shamrock was.
When I was younger I always thought wrestling would be something "cool" to try. As I
got older the idea of trying to become a wrestler never really wore off and I
thought it was at least worth a shot, so after college I checked out the
LS: What other sports do you have an interest in?
SE: I'm not that in to many other sports. I did get into watching
MMA, especially UFC when The Ultimate Fighter first came out. I stayed interested
in it for a while, but the past few years I've turned into more of a casual fan.
LS: How would you describe yourself in terms of attitude,
personality, likes, dislikes,
SE: I'm not sure that I know how to describe my personality, as
weird as that sounds. I'm frustrated easily, but not one to give up on something.
LS: Describe a typical day of training for you. What is most
important in your workout?
SE: Tuesday through Thursday I have wrestling training. I like to
do three additional days of cardio and at least three days of weights. If I can I
like to sneak in a quick 20 min DDP yoga session before work, it helps wake up my
joints and muscles. I always joke that I have old joints.
LS: How would you best describe your ring style?
SE: Nothing flashy, whatever is going to get the job done.
LS: What moves are you best known for?
SE: Fisherman Suplex. Northern Lights Suplex
LS: Have you ever been injured in the ring?
SE: Nothing too much more than the usual wear and tear.
LS: Who have been your toughest opponents?
SE: Kennadi Brink and Tessa Blanchard.
LS: And who are your allies?
SE: My tag partner is Aerial Monroe and we're Pretty Fantastic.
It's not just a slogan. We team together for the women’s promotion Queens of Combat,
and we're both trained at Highspots, so we go pretty well together. Make sure
to check Queens of Combat and Aerial out.
LS: What has been your most memorable win?
SE: A few months after I had my first match I was thrown into a
battle royal, my first one, and I won it! Very memorable and very special to me.
LS: What was your worst loss?
SE: I take every loss as a chance to learn and improve myself, I
wouldn't really say that I have a "worst loss" that I can remember.
LS: Who is the one wrestler you would most like to face in the ring,
but haven't yet?
SE: Deanna Purazzo and LuFisto are both two competitors that I want
the chance to wrestle. Both very talented and hard working, that goes without saying.
LS: What type of match do you enjoy the most?
SE: Singles, though tags can be fun too.
LS: What is so special about this sport to you?
SE: It's so different than anything else, I can't really explain
it. It pushes you and lets you find yourself. It offers you endless possibilities
with creativity. It allows you to travel and see the world.
LS: Tell us, what are your fans like?
SE: My fans are lovers of wrestling.
LS: If you had the power, what one thing would you do to improve the sport?
SE: I would probably need more time on that one.
LS: Where have you wrestled, and what titles have you held?
SE: No titles yet, I'm still very new and have only been having matches for a
year and a half. But I work hard and I know that that will pay off when I do get a shot at a title.
So far I've wrestled in North Carolina of course, South Carolina, Alabama, New York, West Virginia,
Louisiana and Indiana.
LS: What was your most unforgettable moment in the sport?
SE: So many moments to think back on, one of which is being involved in the ECWA
Super 8 Chickfight tournament last year. I lost to Kennadi Brink in the first round but it is
definitely an opportunity that I look forward to participating in again.
LS: What would you do if you couldn't be in wrestling?
SE: Definitely a lot of giving back to organizations that I care about. Foster
rescue dogs, garden, volunteer at an animal shelter, helping kids in the community.
LS: If you were only able to wrestle one more match in your career, who would
you most like to face?
SE: La Rosa Negra
LS: What is your personal motto?
SE: I just mainly try to stay positive.
LS: What would make you most happy in life?
SE: Knowing that I didn't hold back and did everything that I wanted to and
everything that made me happy.
LS: Thanks so much for speaking with us! Any last words you’d care to share?
SE: Thanks again for the interview. Anyone reading this that would like to
learn more about me and see what I'm up to please check out Facebook,
Savannahevs on instagram and SavannahEvansNV on twitter
Photos courtesy of Ms Evans