Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ashley Cartier (from GLOW) Interview

Ashley Cartier was one of the most active members of the GLOW roster during her pro-wrestling career. She portrayed both a face (Ashley) and heel (Mabel) character, and was the host of her own segment ("Asking Ashley Cartier").

Q: Why did you enter the pro-wrestling industry?

A: It was by chance/luck. I auditioned for a, "children's show involving sports". This show was called, "The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" in which I was cast to portray "Ashley Cartier" and "Mabel" (wore a black mask).

Q: What was the best part about working for GLOW?

A: The character creation opportunity & playing both a good & bad character. I also enjoyed the skits, raps and "G.L.O.W GAMES".

Q: What are your thoughts on the following former G.L.O.W. members:

A: ATTACHE' - Great wrestler, safe & easy to work with.

SPANISH RED - Talented and creative.

PALESTINA - Dependable and talented, very easy-going personality.

TINA FERRARI (known as Ivory in WWE) - My partner! Love her!

LITTLE FIJI - Shy and reserved, very pleasant to work with.

ANGEL - Easy to work with and talented.

DAVID MCLANE - Easy going, funny, creative.

Q: Which do you feel was your best match in GLOW?

A: Ashley vs Ninotchka.

Q: Which was your favorite match in GLOW?

A: Sara & Mabel vs Mt Fiji & Little Fiji.

Q: The, "Asking Ashley Cartier" segments were a favorite of GLOW fans. How much input did you have in those segments?

A: I was given a script.

Q: Have you done any wrestling since GLOW?

A: No.

Q: Throughout the years, many female wrestling promotions have come and gone, but none of them made an impact like GLOW did. To this day, GLOW remains the all-time favorite of many women's wrestling fans. In your opinion, what was it about GLOW that has made it stand out from other female wrestling promotions?

A: GLOW was filled with versatility and slapstick humor involving women of all shapes, sizes and color.

Q: Were you a wrestling fan before you were involved with GLOW?

A: Just watched periodically.

Q: Comparing the view of female wrestling during the existence of GLOW to the view of female wrestling in the year 2013, do you feel that female wrestling is more respected? Also, do you feel that the quality of female wrestling has improved?

A: I feel the athleticism has improved although the caliber of entertainment lacks versatility and is not as effective as offered in GLOW.

Q: Currently, former GLOW director Matt Cimber is working on a new female wrestling promotion named Femme d’Action. Do you see it having a bright future?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you watch pro-wrestling currently?

A: Sometimes.

Q: What did you like the most about being a pro-wrestler?

A: The sisterhood and theatrics.

Q: How much of you was a part of the Ashley Cartier character? Or do you feel that you and Ashley Cartier are like night and day?

A: We are very much the same as I was given the opportunity to create "her" persona with all suggestions being subject to approval by the Director, Cimber.

Q: Who would you have liked to wrestle, that you did not?

A: Seasons 3 & 4 heels.

Q: What is your long-term goal?

A: I am currently a business owner and continue to pursue an acting career.

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