Katarina Leigh Waters is a pretty busy lady, what with her wrestling career on the rise and all that, so when the opportunity came to pick her brain about her work with Scorpion Releasing on the new Katarina’s Nightmare Theater line of horror DVD releases, we here at Rock! Shock! Pop! HQ knew we couldn’t pass up that opportunity. With two releases out so far (at the time of this writing cult slasher Final Exam and the Joan Collins/evil midget movie The Devil Within Her have both been released) and more on the way, fans are sure to dig what Katarina and Scorpion are doing. So without further ado, how about I shut up and let the lady do the talking?
Rock! Shock! Pop! – So you’re best known as a championship wrestler. How does a nice girl like you wind up a queen of the ring? How did you get into wrestling?
Katarina Leigh Waters – How do you know I’m a nice girl..?? I was just a big wrestling fan and decided that I should give it a go myself… found a school… learned all the right moves… and loved it! After that one thing just led to another and here I am TNA Knockouts Champion!! I guess I got very lucky.
R!S!P! – Well, obviously you worked pretty hard to get where you are now. You’ve competed all over the United States in a few different leagues but also competed on the international circuit. How does the wrestling scene overseas compare to the wrestling scene in North America?
KW – I think the independent circuit is pretty much comparable in both countries… the main difference is that here in the States there are two companies that are big enough that you can actually make a good living working for them, and you get to be on national TV which is, of course, exhilarating.
R!S!P! – When you lived in England, you worked on a film called Welcome To Hell. What was this movie about and what was that experience like? You directed it, right?
KW – I wrote and directed and produced it and unfortunately it never got finished, as we were close to completing the first edit and the hard drive got stolen… I got busy with some other opportunities right after, so I didn’t have the time to start again, but the original tapes are still in existence, so I may still get the chance to cut it all together finally. Or I may just re-shoot the whole thing! Which is why I cannot give away the concept/story just yet.
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