Q &
TK: SPOTLIGHT: ThunderKitty

"If you can't beat em in the ring, beat 'em in the parking lot."


Ring Name: ThunderKitty
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 140
Hair: Red
Hometown: Gulfport, Mississippi

LADYSPORTS: When did you first get into the sport?
ANSWER: I first started wrestling matches in 1946.

LS: Who trained you?
TK: I trained with Billy Wolfe and Mildred Burke at their school in the beginning of things. When I started my modern-era training, I trained with the Santino Bros Wrestling academy, The Ballard Brothers, Drake Younger, and Truth Martini.

LS: What was your biggest influence to become a wrestler?
TK: Watching wrestling at the carnival when I was young. Sometimes the wrestlers would challenge someone from the crowd..I saw that and thought to myself "I can do that!"

LS: What other sports do you have an interest in?
TK: I like Roller Derby and Baseball. I played for the girls' All American League for one season in 1944.

LS: How would you describe yourself in terms of attitude, personality, likes, dislikes, and strengths?
TK: I'm here to wrestle and I don't like no nonsense in the ring. I do what it takes to win a match. Sometimes it gets ugly but that's just the way it is!

LS: What is your most marked characteristic as a wrestler?
TK: Everything about me, from the time I come through the curtain until I leave. I am the fanciest lady wrestler you'll see anywhere and I take on ALL challengers!

LS: Describe a typical day of training for you. What is most important in your workout?
TK: I wake up around noon and eat a bunch of scrambled eggs. Then I watch my stories on TV for awhile. After that I do about 80 pushups and then jog out to my mailbox to check the mail. After that I usually move some furniture around. Then I do my squats and sit-ups. Then I make dinner and watch 'Antiques Road Show'.

LS: How would you best describe your ring style?
TK: Classic mat wrestling and brawling. I love a good brawl. I grab a hold and don't let go!

LS: What moves are you best known for?
TK: I got a mean headlock. And a pretty mean belly-to-back Suplex. My most dangerous moves are my sleeper hold and my iron claw! I've taken down even some of the toughest wrestlers with those moves.

LS: Have you ever been injured in the ring?
TK: Yes! It happens unfortunately.

LS: Who have been your toughest opponents?
TK: Mae Young, Killem Gillem, and Randi West.

LS: Who are your allies?
TK: Anybody that wants to help me win wrestling matches can be my ally.

LS: What has been your most memorable win?
TK: My win over the Spider-Lady at Shimmer. I beat her at her own game and ran her out of town once and for all!

LS: What was your worst loss?
TK: Dog collar match at IWA Mid-South against Randi West. I had her down and I took my eye off of her for ONE second and paid the price!

LS: Who is the one wrestler you would most like to face in the ring, but haven't yet?
TK: Lufisto. I actually have a whole list.

LS: What type of match do you enjoy the most?
TK: Classic catch wrestling and brawling.

LS: What sort of reactions do you get from people when they learn you are a wrestler?
TK: Sometimes they don't believe me, until they see it for themselves.

LS: What is so special about this sport to you?
TK: The ring is my second home.

LS: What are your fans like?
TK: They are usually nice. Sometimes They yell things. I like it when they buy my merchandise.

LS: If you had the power, what one thing would you do to improve the sport?
TK: Get rid of the trollops that want to prance around half-naked in the ring!

LS: Where have you wrestled, and what titles have you held?
TK: I've wrestled all across our United States. The last title I held was the U-Pro women's championship until I lost it to Heidi Lovelace. Don't matter. I don't need no belt to be a champion!

LS: What are your thoughts on women participating in the sport?
TK: We're here to stay!

LS: What was your most unforgettable moment in the sport?
TK: I honestly can't pick just one.

LS: Any regrets?
TK: Not having my NWA World Championship match with Moolah in February 1959.

LS: What would you do if you couldn't be in wrestling?
TK: Roller Derby most likely.

LS: What is your personal motto?
TK: 'If you can't beat em in the ring, beat em in the parking lot.'

LS: What would make you most happy in life?
TK: Wrestling all over over and making a little money, then going home and doing whatever I want.

LS: Anything else you'd like to add?
TK: You can be my friend on Facebook.. Look for me under Kitty Thunders. I'm also on Twitter as @Thunderkitty82. I also got one of them Pro Wrestling Tees internet stores at

Photos courtesy of ThunderKitty