Katarina “Winter” Waters talks WWE, OVW and more
Interview with Katarina Waters – about her wrestling influences, possible return to WWE or TNA, OVW experience, storyline with Paul Burchill, thoughts on her Winter character, differences between male & female wrestling
Former WWE Diva & TNA Knockout Katie Lea/Winter spoke with Robert „The Krupy“ Krupar from www.artofwrestling.cz about various topics.
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?
Katarina Waters: Perhaps if it was the right opportunity. I enjoyed myself in both places. I just don’t know if I would want to be quite so restricted again as I would be in WWE.
The Krupy: According to many, Ohio Valley Wrestling is the best wrestling school in the USA. You spent some time there before your WWE debut, and you also became the 2-time OVW Women´s Champion. How have those experiences been?
Katarina Waters: OVW was some of the best times for me artistically I think. Al Snow is a fantastic trainer and he and Danny Davis who ran the OVW TV show were always open to ideas and stories we came up with, so we had the best opportunity to build characters and learn how to put feuds together.
The Krupy: Your WWE debut took place in February 2008, with your on-screen brother Paul Burchill and you two had a „strange relationship“. What is your opinion on the entire storyline after all these years?
Katarina Waters: Well, the ‚strange relationship‘ part never really happened so, instead we started having these inter-gender handicap matches which was really fun. We got do put together some really different matches and had a nice little gimmick that set us apart, which was great.
The Krupy: What are your thoughts on your „Winter“ character from TNA?
Katarina Waters: I loved playing that character. She was evil, mysterious… what’s not to like..?
The Krupy: In your opinion, are women in the pro-wrestling business treated differently than male wrestlers?
Katarina Waters: Yes, to an extent. Obviously they get less coverage and airtime than the men, but I think that is also due to the nature of the business and the demands of the audience. I don’t think that a show that was 50% women’s matches would do as well in a mainstream capacity. So there are less women‘ s matches which is fine, but sometimes people equate that with ‚less important’, which is a mistake.
Katarina discussed a lot more topics with The Krupy. If you would like to know something about her favourite matches, or something about her future plans, here is the full link to the interview on Art of Wrestling CZ ( http http://www.artofwrestling.cz/exclusive-interview-with-katarina-waters/ )