LadySports ::: LYLAH LODGE


"I love being in control of people's emotions!"

The great Pacific Northwest isn't often considered a hotbed of women's professional wrestling, particularly in comparison with certain other territories. But take a closer look, and you'll find a relatively small yet dedicated band of women carrying the banner of women's wrestling there.

One of the most exciting is Lylah Lodge. The 5'6" brunette has been tearing up rings in the region, and is anxious to expand to other areas as well. LadySports Online is proud to introduce Lylah now to fans worldwide!

LADYSPORTS: Welcome to LadySports, Lylah! When did you first get into the sport?
LYLAH LODGE: I have always watched wrestling, but I didn't start training till I was 22.

LS: And who trained you?
LL: "Playboy" Buddy Rose and Col. DeBeers. I also had additional training from Buddy Wayne, Davey Richards, Tony Kozina, Terry Bull, Pinnacle Wrestling, WCWC Wrestling, BAW Wrestling, and Tim Flowers, and I attended seminars from the Honky Tonk Man.

LS: What was your biggest influence to become a wrestler?
LL: I love the attention I get as a wrestler. I love having control over peoples' emotions, and I get a rush out of being in front of a crowd.

LS: What other sports do you have an interest in?
LL: I love swimming, and I like to play basketball also.

LS: How would you describe yourself in terms of attitude, personality and strengths? A: I have a very positive attitude and more personality than most people can handle. My strengths are my size and charisma. I am not shy at all, and I don't hold anything back.

LS: Describe a typical day of training for you. What is most important in your workout?
LL: Cardio is important; I am mainly working on the ring basics.

LS: How would you best describe your ring style?
LL: Brawler... I use my size to my advantage.

LS: Did you base your ring style or even your persona on any one particular wrestler?
LL: My style and persona are ever-changing. I pick up things I like and add them as I learn more.

LS: What specific signature moves are you best known for?
LL: The Standing Moonsault and the Reverse X-Factor.

LS: Have you ever been injured in the ring?
LL: I have been dropped on my head more than I would like, and I've strained a few muscles, but nothing really serious.

LS: Since you've begun, have you ever had a "Why am I still doing this" moment?
LL: Not yet!

LS: Who have been your toughest opponents?
LL: Delirium and Britney Poison.

LS: Who are your allies?
LL: Dash Venture.

LS: What has been your most memorable win?
LL: On April 26 of 2008, I pinned Super Delirium in Wenatchee, Washington. That was my biggest win yet.

LS: What was your worst loss?
LL: A month before that, MJ Aurora pinned me in Astoria, Oregon. That's been my worst loss.

LS: Who is the one wrestler you would most like to face in the ring, but haven't yet?
LL: Gaffney!

LS: What type of match do you enjoy the most?
LL: The ones where I win, of course.

LS: What sort of reactions do you get from people when they learn you are a wrestler?
LL: Most people are surprised, but then they always say that they can see how I would be good at it.

LS: What is so special about this sport to you?
LL: I like being a part of something that most people don't have the fortitude to stick with.

LS: What are your fans like?
LL: I don't take the time to see what they are like.

LS: If you had the power, what one thing would you do to improve the sport?
LL: I would get rid of the untrained, gearless hacks who don't belong in the business.

LS: Where have you wrestled?
LL: International Championship Wrestling in British Columbia and Washington state, Pro-Wrestling Beyond in Washington, Tulalip Championship Wrestling in Washington, and Pacific Northwest Pro-Wrestling in Oregon. And watch for me in California and Canada very soon!

LS: What are your thoughts on women participating in the sport?
LL: It's great! Just don't get into wrestling unless you are dedicated to the sport and have the drive to put in the hard work it takes to get somewhere.' That applies to men also.

LS: What was your most unforgettable moment in the ring?
LL: I will never forget the first time I hit my Standing Moonsault!

LS: Any regrets?
LL: Lots, but I'm still here.

LS: If you could have only one more final match, who would you most want to have as your opponent, and why?
LL: Beth Phoenix, she is amazing and I know she would give me a great match.

LS: What is your personal motto?
LL: Eyes and ears open, mouth shut.

LS: What would make you most happy in life?
LL: To be successful and respected in the wrestling business.

Photos courtesy of Ms Lodge