Beth Phoenix popularized the term “Glamazon” in wrestling circles, but a new Glamazon is garnering attention in the western provinces.
Kat Von Heez is a former body builder, Jiu Jitsu champion, amateur wrestler, and track and field star (in shot put and discus). At 5-foot-6, and weighing in at a densely-muscled 175 pounds, she cuts an imposing figure in the ring, but she also exudes a sultry femininity. Her dazzling green eyes could make the most devout priest re-think his calling.
Von Heez, a Winnipeg native, started her pro wrestling career in 2011, beginning her training with the Canadian Wrestling Elite Academy, and later furthering her schooling under “Massive Damage” Sean Dunster, Phil LaFon, and Tanya Lavigne in Edmonton. But her path to the squared circle wasn’t easy.
“I was never really blessed with the athletic genes and was an overweight kid,” she said. “I never thought I could look the way I needed (to wrestle) or be the athlete I needed to be to be successful. People were very cruel to me. They said I never had the right look to do something like wrestling.”