Allie Kat discussed her mindset when deciding to continue her career in professional
wrestling

“I was going to take a hiatus because stuff in my life went topsy-turvey. It was very up in like
‘where am I going to live now, where am I going to go?’ You need to have this home base, so
people know where to fly you out of, where you are coming out of, where you are driving from.
That is so very important in wrestling and I didn’t have that together. And I didn’t want to
continue taking bookings and not know where I’m coming or going from. I was like I need to get
my life figured out, I need to settle down somewhere, I need to prioritize. I need to take some
time off, get settled in, get some money.

And literally, I had a weekend. I said the hiatus thing on a Tuesday and then that Thursday was
GCW and that weekend I had a few more matches. And I was like, ‘yeah, what am I thinking.
This is what keeps me sane and this is what makes me happy. I love all these locker rooms I am
in, I love these fans that I meet. I was like, yeah there is no way I’m taking any time off. “

Allie Kat elaborated on one of the matches that helped her decide to continue wrestling

“I got a please come back chant at the end of it. I’m not gonna lie, on Thursday I went into GCW
and I said, ‘look guys, I’m ready to do dumb stuff [in the ring]. I’m not in a good place.’ So, I
said yes to everything. I wasn’t going to get in my head, I’m gonna say yes to everything and
we’re gonna do whatever. I had such a great match and I had so many people tell me that was
their favorite match. To hear that from so many people, I was like ‘yea, this I what I need.’”

She also discussed her thoughts on intergender wrestling and it’s importance

“I love intergender wrestling because I feel like both people learn so much more. It’s like when
you only train at the same school, you only learn that. Then if you travel and go to someone
else’s school you are like ‘oh wow they roll differently here, they run the ropes differently here’
and then you take something new. I think that’s how intergender wrestling works because the
boys and girls learn something knew. I think you learn a lot. I think the believability argument is crap because Rey Mysterio exists. I think it’s fun. I feel like when a girl and guy interact there is
so much more there. We can throw the macho bs away. It doesn’t have to always be like ‘we’re
fighting for honor.’ It can be like ‘oh, we’re wrestling.’ I live for moments in wrestling and I
think intergender wrestling presents so much more because there are so many more unexpected
possibilities. Like if a girl picks up the heavy guy or does something devasting it’s so much
cooler than when a regular guy does it.”

The origin of the Allie Kat character

“So, it’s really a simple story. So, I trained in Austin with George De La Isla and he’s very old
school. He comes form the 70’s, 80’s, that time. He would say ‘you guys just wanna put on
kickpads and be wrestlers. Well, you gotta have a gimmick.’ So, everybody at the school at a
gimmick. We had a cowboy, we had an irish guy, things like that. So, when we had girls in the
school it was like ‘oh, what are we gonna make the girls.’ And then he comes up to me and goes
‘Allie, I got an idea. Tell me what you think about this. Tell me what you think about Allie Kat.’
And he’s my trainer, I’m not gonna tell him no, I’m gonna do what my trainer tells me and
literally that was it. I’m gonna make due with what George gave me. I was like, I’m gonna
literally be a cat then. The next week he came up to me and then said ‘alright, maybe if you don’t
like Allie Kat tell me what you think about this… Allie Kazaam.’ And I was like, ‘I think I’m
gonna stick with Allie Kat, George.’”

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