Kacie was introduced to wrestling by her older brother, he would constantly make her watch it all the time and she sort became hooked after seeing it on tv. Ever since then, she loved watching and playing wrestling games on her Xbox. That’s when she decided to become a professional wrestler. She knew this would be a long journey and would require hard work, commitment and motivation but she was ready to do it.
She feels lucky enough to have a wrestling school a ten-minute drive from her house, January 2018 (when she was 16 years old) that’s where it all started for her. She trained with grapple wrestling twice a week, where she learnt the fundamentals of being a wrestler: not only the in-ring work like taking bumps correctly, running the ropes and doing moves but mostly worked on match psychology and character work.
A year later she made her debut for grapple wrestling and went on to work for many wrestling promotions. In her career so far she hasn’t won nor challenged for a championship yet, but that will change in the future.
I recently had an opportunity to interview Kacie Browne. Read below.
Q. Currently which promotion are you wrestling for?
I started at grapple wrestling where I still train at now and I made by Professional Wrestling debut in March 2019. After that, I’ve gone to wrestle for multiple promotions like True Grit Wrestling, Squared Circle, and Rise Underground Wrestling etc.
Q. One of my questions was going to ask if you watched wrestling as a kid and what was your first wrestling memory?
As a kid watching wrestling was one of the things I loved. Especially when I would stay up late and watch it with my older brother. My earliest memories of wrestling were watching my two biggest inspirations, Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio.
Q. Who trained you?
I’m trained by NXT UK Star Ligero and Marty Jones who trained the likes of William Regal and the British Bulldogs. But I’ve attended several seminars by Rampage Brown, CJ Banks, Dean Allmark and Joesph Conners who are all fantastic talent and have helped me improve a lot and become a better wrestler.
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 never get used to hitting the ropes or taking bumps in the ring. No matter how many times you do, you never get used to it. But over time the aches and the pain becomes a natural feeling.
Q. How is it wrestling for a smaller crowd than an average wrestling event?
No matter how big the crowd is it’s the best feeling ever when you go out there and fans are cheering for you and supporting what you’re doing. Wrestling in front of a small crowd is a lot more intimate, you connect with the crowd a lot more. But wrestling in front of big crowds is something I’m still to get used to, it’s a crazy feeling.
Q. Have you ever travelled to other countries to wrestle?
I haven’t travelled to other countries to wrestle but it’s a dream of mine. My top places to wrestle would be Japan and the USA.
Q. Where’s the weirdest place or what’s the strangest events you have wrestled at?
The strangest place I’ve wrestled would be a school. I mean looking back throughout my school journey I always said one day I will be a pro wrestler. And now I’m starting my journey and I’m wrestling in a school, that’s crazy to me. And not only that the place was sold out and it was my first big crowd I wrestled in front of.
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?
To wrestle on a big stage like Wrestlemania would be a dream! I don’t have a clear path ahead of me, I want to travel and wrestle all over the world and for as many promotions as I can first. I don’t know where my career will take me but my last accomplishment would be Wrestlemania I suppose.
Q. What’re your favourite matches of all times, if you could pick one or two?
It’s hard to just pick one match. I loved watching strong style Japanese wrestling, any Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa matches are fantastic and easily some of my favourites. My other favourites would The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 25; Stone Cold vs The Rock; The Undertaker vs Mankind and Rey Mysterio vs Eddie Guerrero.
Q. What your finisher?
My finisher is a DDT I do out the corner and a Canadian destroyer.
Q. To wrap things up is there anything that you would want to say to your fans, or anyone thinking about becoming a wrestler?
I would like to thank everyone who’s helped me get where I am today, I appreciate you all for supporting, cheering for me, and following my journey. Anyone out there who wants to become a wrestler just go out there and do it. Find a training school, train hard in the gym and have a good, positive attitude and you will be able to do it.