Welcome back to the Heel/Face Wrestling countdown to Christmas special! There is only 17 days left until Christmas, but that means plenty of time for us to feature more women on this special countdown! Today’s woman that will be featured is Session Moth Martina!
Martina wrestles primarily in Ireland and is sometimes referred to as the “Irish female Stone Cold Steve Austin.” She is also known as Kazza and some people may know her as Karen Gleenon, but no matter what name she is going by, she is making waves in the wrestling world and her stock is on the rise. Get to know her a little more by reading this special interview we did with her and be sure to come back everyday up until Christmas to see more women featured in our countdown!
H/F: At what age did you begin watching wrestling?
SMM: I started watching wrestling as young as 8 years old, I fell in love with it instantly, but over the years I fell out of it, then stumbled on it again at 16 and was obsessed.
H/F: When did you know that you wanted to become a wrestler?
SMM: I didn’t start training until I was 19, I didn’t think I could do it, until I met a guy that ran my local training school at an independent show and he said to come and give it a go, and I was hooked right away.
H/F: Where did you begin your training and who were you trained by?
SMM: I trained and still train with Mainstage Wrestling, I’ve had many trainer’s over the years, my main one being Joe Cabray aka Luther Ward and I’ve also been trained by Paul Tracey.
H/F: How long have you been in the business?
SMM: 6 Years now.
H/F: Who are some of your influences or people that you look up to in the business?
SMM: I look up to the likes of my trainer, Joe Cabray, who has changed the Irish wrestling scene and made it into a hot spot for independent wrestling, and also a lot of the guys who I have come up with over the years that are doing really well for themselves. Pretty much the entire OTT locker room I admire.
H/F: What is your entrance music? Any reason for picking this song?
SMM: Sandstorm, Martina Loves a rave.
H/F: What is the name of your finishers?
SMM: Mr Durexo, Tilt A Whirl DDT and Code Breaker.
H/F: What have you learned about yourself in your journey of becoming a wrestler?
SMM: In becoming a wrestler I have found a lot of confidence in myself in and out of the ring. I’ve also learned that I am a people person and like to be different and have a lot more drive than I ever realised I had.
H/F: What has been your favorite part of your career so far?
SMM: There has been so many it would be hard to pick. Most of which have been in the last year, winning the first ever OTT women’s championship was definitely one, debuting for so many new promotions this year, including Preston City Wrestling and Insane Championship Wrestling, working with the cast of Father Ted and having the clip go viral around Ireland are but a few moments.
H/F: Who would your dream match be against?
SMM: I will be wrestling Joey Ryan in coming weeks, which for me, and my character I cannot think of a better fit for a match. I adore comedy wrestling and there isn’t many women doing it these days, so I hope to make the best of that match. His tag partner Candice would be a dream opponent too, as she has been my favourite since I started. (Author’s note: This match has taken place and if you get a chance to see it, do it! You won’t be disappointed!)
H/F: Other than the dream match opponent, is there anyone that you haven’t worked with that you would like to one day?
SMM: There is many women coming up in the Uk I really would like to wrestle over the next year, I couldn’t name just one. Alex Winsor is one, I have tagged with Nixon, but It would fantastic to meet her in the ring. I would love to wrestle Bea Priestly and Jinny again also, as I had fantastic feuds with both. Jinny being my favourite as her character is polar opposite to mine, which fits so perfectly.
H/F: What are some of your goals for 2017?
SMM: Without a doubt it would be to wrestle in the UK as much as possible, and all around Europe. New debuts and staying regular with some that I have already been with, and of course to keep up the successes I have gained at OTT. Ideally the dream is to be wrestling every weekend, which in Ireland is hard to do.
H/F: Favorite cheat meal?
SMM: Anything sweet.
H/:F: Favorite type of music?
SMM: Ambient indy music.
H/F: Favorite type of movies?
SMM: All 80’s and 90’s!
H/F: What is something that not many people know about you?
SMM: I have an irrational fear of ketchup!
H/F: Favorite place that you have wrestled so far?
SMM: Of course Over the Top Wrestling, my home, but I have thoroughly enjoyed most places I have worked for.
H/F: Bucket list of places you want to wrestle?
SMM: I definitely want to be back at ICW, and on my bucket list would be Progress, What Culture, WXW, Pro Wrestling Eve, Fight Club Pro, Southside and IPW.
H/F: What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t wrestling?
SMM: I enjoy going to the gym, hanging with friends and gaming. I’m a major retro gaming nerd.
H/F: Finish this statement, if I wasn’t involved in wrestling, I would be doing…
SMM: …nothing worth mentioning.
H/F: Any words for your fans?
SMM: Thank you all so much for the support thus far, and I hope you continue the support of the session into 2017.