Alexis Lee who wrestles for Singapore Pro Wrestling currently is also known by her nickname “Lion City Hit-Girl” where she recently defeated The Coloniser at SPW Into The Mist event this November in a singles match.
Lee is born in Singapore and she builds 5.4ft tall and 108lbs. She was trained by Andruew Tang and Vadim Koryagin, she made her pro wrestling debut at SPW Breakthrough 2013 event and wrestling since then for various promotions all over the world.
In this interview, Alexis Lee talks about how she started with wrestling, and where wrestling has taken her in terms of travelling. She mentioned that wrestling does help her to control her frustrations. I liked how she ended this interview with such a positive answer – she made me feel that wrestling is indeed an emotional sport and why we should respect wrestlers.
Below is the interview with Alexis Lee:
Q. Currently which promotion are you wrestling for?
I’ve been wrestling mainly in Singapore Pro Wrestling, which has been my home promotion for the past 6 years.
Q. One of my questions was going to ask if you watched wrestling as a kid and what was your first wrestling memory?
I started watching wrestling in high school during a tough period in my life, basically wrestling provided me with an outlet to express myself and all the pent up frustrations with the larger than life characters.
Can’t remember what got me started but I got hooked from the epic feud between Triple H and Randy Orton, and of course Trish Stratus and Mickie James.
Q. Who trained you?
I underwent training from ‘The Statement’ Andruew Tang and Vadim Koryagin.
Q. On a scale of 1 to 10 how hard the wrestling mat is, and then how hard are the ropes when you are running off them?
I’ve worked in several rings around the world and each ring is a little different, I think over the years my body has grown accustomed to hitting the mat and the ropes I can’t quite put them on a scale.
Q. How is it wrestling for a smaller crowd than an average wrestling event?
SPW has been fortunate that over the growth of the promotion we are steadily drawing in 300-500 fans for each show. As much as I do enjoy performing in front of a large crowd, I like how close the wrestlers can interact with a smaller crowd. It feels a bit more intimate with a smaller crowd.
Q. Have you ever travelled to other countries to wrestle?
I’ve had the great fortune of being part of the wrestling world in Southeast Asia pretty much from the start, and earlier in November, I wrestled for my 12th country in Vienna, Austria.
Q. Where’s the weirdest place or what’s the strangest events you have wrestled at?
The weirdest event I’ve wrestled in would have been World Underground Wrestling, I’ve seen pictures of the promotion, but being at the venue is a whole other experience. I felt like I was part of some underground band, with the fans so close and the overall vibe of the place, it’s different from wrestling in a ring with the spotlight on you. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience working with them!
Q. Do you want to wrestle on a big show like Wrestlemania? Is that something you can imagine or is that not where you want to go with your career aspirations?
I think it would be cool to wrestling in front of a big stage, as nerve-wracking as that will be, it would also be humbling to tell my story in front of a massive international crowd.
For now, I’m just enjoying working the indy scenes, with so many dream opponents I’d die to work one day; so many parts of the world I’ve yet to explore; so much more to learn.
Q. What’re your favourite matches of all times, if you could pick one or two?
Mickey James vs Michelle McCool for the Divas Championship at Night of Champions 2009, this match meant a lot to me given that bullying storyline hit close to home.
Emi Sakura vs Shanna was the first match I watched of Sakura-san when I found out I was to face her for the first time a few years back. It was touted as one of the best women’s matches with both insanely talented women, it’s easy to see why.
Q. What your finisher?
Spear is my finisher. Side story, many people have brought out how bony I am, so I figured what better way to end a match then dig my bones right into their midsection.
Q. To wrap things up is there anything that you would want to say to your fans, or anyone thinking about becoming a wrestler?
To whoever is interested in being a wrestler, all I can say is the road isn’t easy, then again neither is life. There will be ups and downs, your friends and family are the best support in this industry, so cherish them and continue to grind no matter how bleak things seem at times.
To those who’s been supportive of the wrestlers, do let them know how much you appreciate all that they do in the ring… And of course, the wrestlers including myself are grateful for all the fans for letting us have the opportunity to perform for you guys and live our passions.