Thursday, July 25, 2013

Interview with Malia Hosaka from 2005


 


Quick Highlights

---Debut: 1987

---Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) 1993

---World Championship Wrestling (WCW) 1996-1997

---World Wrestling Federation (WWF) developmental 1999-2000

---Has Appeared on World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Raw 1999

---Has worked for Ladies Professional Wrestling Association (LPWA), Shimmer

---Formally managed by Sonny Ono & Evil Zebra

---#35 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated top 50 Women of Wrestling in 2008

---#42 In Pro Wrestling Illustrated top 50 Women of Wrestling in 2009

---#43 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated top 50 Women of Wrestling in 2010

---# 58 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated top 100 Hottest women in wrestling in 2002

 

JM: What made you decide to become a Pro Wrestler?

MH: My dad, he was a big fan of it and I hated it, he dared me to try it and once I did I was hooked on the entertaining and travel

JM: What are the greatest Highlights of your Experience in the Biz?

MH: breaking the barriers and stereotypes that have been around women's wrestling and getting the respect of the male wrestlers as an equal in the locker room... I am not just eye candy

JM: What is the one thing you want to accomplish in the Biz?

MH: I have done all that I had set out to do in the biz... I became a wrestler and have been to the WWE and WCW as well as to Japan, my goals are focused more on other aspects of the entertainment industry now, acting, modeling, stunts, etc

JM: Explain your Experience Working a Show with Ivory and Nicole Bass in 1999 on WWE Raw

MH: Not real sure what there is to explain, I was asked to pose as a fan and be the female "Rocky" a fan who challenges the champion and goes onto be a wrestler, only problem, everyone already knew me to be a wrestler, lol I enjoyed working with them both and would be open to the possibility of doing so again in the future should it come about

JM: What was your Match Like with Sensational Sherri on ECW in 1993?

MH: WOW! 1993?? You must be referring to ECW! Well, it was the first time I had worked with her, but it was fun. We went on to wrestle each other several times on the indy's and I enjoyed each and every match

JM: How was it like working for the LPWA In the early 90's

MH: It was a learning experience; I was at the beginning of my career and learned a lot about the politics of the business as well as respect for my veterans. Leilani Kai and Judy were awesome in helping me there

JM: If you can, Can you Share your Experience, Opinion, and comment on Woman of the WWE

Stephanie McMahon- don't really know Stephanie

Jacquelyn- she is a terrific wrestler and I have no clue why they choose to leave her on the sidelines

Terri- don't know anything about her except the rumors.. and we all know how they go around, lol

Sable- Only met her once a long time ago and she was a snob, who knows now... but she is not a wrestler in my opinion

Molly Holly- could be really great if she wasn't so wrapped up in herself, I helped trained her and believe that with the right story line and person to work with her she could be very over with the crowd, but she'll never be a "diva" in my opinion

Ivory- only know Ivory on a professional level, she is very confident and cuts great promos, she is the best they have at mic skills and should be given more of an opportunity at that level

Lilian Garcia- she's a ring announcer

Lita- a great high-flyer, but never really had any other opinion on her

Trish Stratus- She is awesome! Trish has worked very hard to become a wrestler and I respect the fact that she seems to want to learn the craft and be good at it, of all the girls I think I like her the best

Victoria- don't know her

Nidia- don't know her

Stacy Kiebler- don't know her

Torrie Wilson- don't know her

Jazz- I love Jazz, she is right up there with Trish, may be my favorite as well, an awesome wrestler and I hope she capitalizes on all that she can while reaming true to herself

Dawn Marie- don't know her

JM: If Vince McMahon or Jim Ross called you in the Next 10 Minutes to offer you a contract, would you?

MH: Of course! I may not play politics very well, but have no ill feelings towards the WWE and would never turn down an opportunity, but I would stay true to myself and what I love, money is not worth leading a miserable life

JM: What is the good and the worst working with the WWE, WCW, ECW, and LPWA

MH: they are the same in all companies as in life, the people are the best part if it as you make friends and form relationships, but they are the worst part of it as well as the people are the reason for the games and politics, unfortunately not everyone has a good heart

JM: What advice do you have for young female fans who dream about making it to the biz.

MH: be prepared to work hard and have your heart broken 1,000 times over... but know if it is in your heart and veins you'll accomplish what you set out to do and you'll have opportunities of a lifetime that nothing else can compare to stay true to yourself no matter what

 

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