Born in Washington D.C. and raised in South Beach Miami, FL, Renee Michelle is being viewed as the next face of professional wrestling. This Fearless Lone Wolf was born with several nationalities such as Cuban, Native American, Italian, Black, Irish, Spaniard, French and German descent plus trilingual. She is what most people would call a rare exotic hybrid.
Currently she works with several different companies up and down the East and West Coast, Canada, and Japan. She grew up on Martial Arts since the age of 4, she has a natural deep passion for the multiple arts. Renee is the first MarvelousUSA student/wrestler to go to Japan where she worked tirelessly with Chigusa Nagayo. During her training, she debuted while wrestling in Japan and appeared in multiple high profile matches on Japanese television.
Her prolific matches over the last year have be nothing short of breathtaking. Renee shows off her high athletic capabilities and pulverizing finishing moves every time she takes the ring. The Double Wrist Northern Lights Suplex Hold (Chigusa’s Trap), Lionsault (Bonita-Bomb), Leg scissor to arm-bar submission (Cry-Wolf), and Copoeria kick (RM Surprise) are just a sample of what she has to offer.
Renee Michelle is the very first MCW Woman’s Champion in company history winning a tournament on October 3, 2014 in Waldorf, MD defeating Amber Rodriguez. She had been seen on RAW, Smackdown and 2014 Slammy Awards as Adam Rose’s Rosebud on numerous occasions as well as unofficial tryout matches with WWE.
Proving she is a force to be reckoned with, she has already accomplished so much in such a short period of time. Renee looks forward and hopes to have a long, successful career ahead of her in becoming a Professional Wrestler and Sports Entertainer.
By following the Independent Circuit and reading about the wrestlers and their storied careers, I am able to catch up with some of them and conduct an interview from time to time, which allows them to share with us their story. Recently I was able to catch up with Renee and she was gracious enough to put a halt to her busy schedule to discuss his career, future, and accomplishments. This is what she had to say.
* When did your pro wrestling career begin?
I made my first wrestling debuted March 29, 2013 at Big Time Wrestling.
* What federations have you worked for along the way?
Mostly up and down the east coast. I’ve currently been slowly making my way to the west coast. I’ve also wrestled in Canada as well as Japan.
* How could you explain the life on an independent wrestler?
It can be rough. You have to have a lot of determination, ambition, dedication and patience. Very long commutes on the road and flights. I do extensive training for many hours in the gym and ring. Independents have to sacrifice your personal life to achieve your goals.
However, all that hard work that you put in there also great things that come with it. Such as, traveling to many different places you never thought you would end up, meeting new people and fans along the way. Giving that hope to others and showing this is my time and it starts now. It’s always exciting for me. I love to travel and explore new places and what better way to do it and do what you love!
* Were there any obstacles on your journey to the ring? If so, what were they and how did you overcome them?
Of course! In any entertainment business you will always run into jealousy, envy and bitterness. I always want to prove to others but also to myself that I will do my best and I will be the best that I can be. I’m always looking for ways to improve myself. I don’t like to compare myself to others. Everyone’s unique in their own way, if everyone were the same it be rather boring. I’m always striving to stand out and perform to the best that I possibly can.
I’ve worked hard to get to where I am and I’m proud of it. I didn’t do any special favors; I didn’t have a known last name or dating/married to someone in the business to get to places. My work shows and speaks for itself. I’ve always go with the saying “Keep your eyes and ears open but always keep your mouth shut.” So just focus on yourself. Stay positive, humble, professional and things always fall through at the end.
* Do you pay attention to other federations or follow other wrestlers?
I do try my best to keep up with social media. I’m terrible at it. I’m usually running around focusing on myself and try to stay grounded, but I will admit I try my best. Especially when it comes to whoever is going to be my next opponent. I want to know their strengths, weakness and see what they are capable of to see if we are compatible in the ring. I want to bring the best product that I can deliver to the audience.
* What are your thoughts on the current status of Women’s Wrestling?
The current status of women wrestling currently is improving. It will take some time, but now you have women who are true athletes and not just a pretty face. They can work just as well as the men and maybe better. Their in- ring skills are becoming more aggressive, technical and their executions are more impressive.
* What would be your dream match?
I have many, it is a very long list! Currently, I wouldn’t mind wrestling against Kana Asuka. What better way to have the Lioness Asuka student against the Chigusa Nagayo student going at it with one another. Chigusa Nagayo is the founder of GAEA and Lioness Asuka was her long time tag team partner and rival. It would be interesting and intense. I love Kana’s work in the ring. She is a beast.
* What would you say is your greatest accomplishment in the sport of professional wrestling?
Besides doing some dark matches for WWE and working as an Extra time to time, I would have to say going over to Japan to wrestle and being trained by the Legendary Chigusa Nagayo. It is truly an honor to have someone of her caliber to pick you from a tryout and invest their time, money and knowledge into you for months. It can be exciting and a lot to deal with. I don’t know all of her secrets, but she took me in as if I was her own. She didn’t treat me any different, kind yet strict. Very family structured.