The Krupy: Who were some of your biggest influences, male or female, for getting into the wrestling business?
Katarina Waters: Kevin Nash, a.k.a. Big Daddy Cool Diesel, because I was obsessed with him…
The Krupy: Would you return to WWE or TNA?
LordsofPain.net writer Daniel Pena reported that former WWE Diva and TNA Women’s Knockouts Champion Katarina Waters (a/k/a Katie Lea Burchill and Winter) joined Kayfabe Wrestling Radio recently to discuss her time in Ohio Valley Wrestling and learning the WWE style of wrestling, the incest angle with Paul Burchill, her WrestleMania experiences and more. Highlights from the interview are as follows:
If her early background in drama and theater helped her developing a character for wrestling: “Yeah, I would say it helped, especially the improvisational part helped, because there’s just so many times when you’re just thrown out there and given just a general note of what you’re supposed to be saying; you know, what your bullet points are and you’re supposed to create a whole conversation around it and make it interesting and varied and in turn with the character that you’re trying to portray. Especially the improvisation then helps; just that you have experience and that it’s not regular bunny-in-the-headlights ‘Oh God, what am I going to say next’, but that it’s something that you’re used to and feel more confident doing that. So, I’d say that especially helps. And then with the character building, I guess a lot of wresting is being able to portray a character that you sort of secretly want to be, a lot of the time; not always, obviously. But if you really get to pick and choose who you can be, you know, the evil “B” that you never get to be in real life; maybe you grew up being very nice and polite to everybody, at least you get to scream and shout and swear and be this horrible being. Yeah, it’s fun.”