Q & A Jenny Jannetty

"There's nothing I can't wriggle out of!"

The PGWA has long prided itself on helping nurture fresh young ring talent, and that tradition continues with Jenny Jannetty.
Trained by the legendary Jimmy Valiant, this Keystone Stater has proven herself to be mightily impressive since making her debut, and LadySports Online is happy to help introduce her now to wrestling fans the world over!


Height: 5 feet 7 inches

Weight: 125 pounds

Hair: Varies

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

LADYSPORTS: Welcome to LadySports, Jenny! Tell us, when did you first get into the sport?
JENNY JANNETTY: I've always been a fan, so when a friend of mine told me about a training area nearby, I had to go!

LS: And who trained you?
JJ: Handsome Jimmy Valiant, "The Boogie Woogie Man", and Shawn Christian.

LS: Who have been your biggest ongoing inspirations to be a wrestler?
JJ: Shawn Michaels and Trish Stratus.

LS: What are you like in the ring, personality-wise?
JJ: Like a teddy bear with fangs!

LS: Describe a typical day of training for you. What is most important in your workout?
JJ: It depends on what I'm working on at the moment. Sometimes I go through drill after drill of random moves thrown into a match-like sequence, sometimes I spend all day concentrating on one certain move. I'd say the most important thing to remember during training is that when someone is showing you how to do something, LISTEN! Don't just half-listen, thinking you'll get it the first time. That's how people get badly hurt for no good reason.

LS: How would you best describe your ring style?
JJ: Old School. I like to go back to the basics of wrestling with a lot of grappling. I use a lot of chain. There's nothing I can't wriggle out of!

LS: Who have been your toughest opponents to date?
JJ: I'd say Misty James.

LS: And who have been your biggest allies?
JJ: Jody Osborne and my father, Jimmy Jannetty

LS: What has been your most memorable win?
JJ: Probably my graduation match. I got to work Shawn Christian, which I had been aching for since starting training, and Boggie himself came and interfered to help me get the win when Shawn realized he was going down and resorted to petty choking.

LS: And how about your worst loss?
JJ: Easy...a street fight for HCWA against Rebecca Lynn. We were having a great match! I nailed her with a road sign and had her back in the ring. I picked up a chair and raised it above my head to nail her over hers. She was standing in the middle of the ropes and at the last second, she ducked! The chair was already coming down, so it hit the rope and came right back up to nail me in the forehead! And then she covered me! What a cheater!

LS: Who is the one wrestler you would most like to face in the ring, but haven't yet?
JJ: Trish Stratus.

LS: And if you had to retire tomorrow and could have only one more match, who would you most like to wrestle?
JJ: Shawn Christian.

LS: What is your favorite style of match?
JJ: To be in or to watch? I'm a fan of the classic style match in my own wrestling, but I have to admit, I'm a sucker for a ladder match!

LS: Have you ever been injured in the ring?
JJ: Yes. Right now I'm nursing a hyper-extended elbow.

LS: If you had the power, what one thing would you do to improve the sport?
JJ: I'd bring back the kayfabe.

LS: Any other sports you enjoy?
JJ: Not as much. I'm a sucker for high drama with a bit of a mean streak. Wrestling is my Dalai Lama!

LS: Any regrets?
JJ: Nope!

LS: What would you do if you couldn't be in wrestling?
JJ: Well, I've done a fair amount of fashion modeling in New York all the way to Virginia. It's boring, but I could go back into that. I also appeared in a movie that was shot last spring. Now that was fun! It's called "Plan 9" and should be releasing this coming spring!

LS: Can you tell us what the one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in the sport would be?
JJ: First of all, don't listen to me! Just kidding! I'd say, backyarding is for chumps, don't jump off your roof! If you really want to wrestle, find a school and get trained! And don't go in thinking you know how everything is done and you're gonna be the star either. Listen to those who've come before you!

LS: What is your personal motto?
JJ: A good shoe is a girl's best friend.

LS: And lastly, anything else you'd like to add?
JJ: I also specialize in digital editing for promotional photos. To see samples of my work or contact me about editing your photos, friend me on FACEBOOK!

Photos courtesy of Ms Jannetty