What's your earliest memory of wrestling and what made you want to become professional wrestler?
My earliest memory of wrestling is watching Ric Flair matches with my Pop, he showed me what wrestling was and we loved watching it together. When I was a kid watching wrestling they looked like they had fun and i loved the crazy characters and said to my sister that I wanted to be a "Diva" - at the time women were still called Divas, nonetheless she supported it.
What's been your biggest accomplishment so far in your career?
My biggest accomplishment has been my growth as a character over the past two years. seeing a change is cool. A accomplishment that I'm proud of also is working for House of Hardcore this year at the Melbourne show. It was a really awesome opportunity.
Has there been feud with one of the other woman that you consider to be your best rivalry and is there somebody else that you'd like to get your hands on?
My favourite rivalry...Hmm... Avary! She's a bitch, but I enjoy working with her. Some fresh flesh I'd like to sink my teeth into would be Taylor Rose who's a new female talent in Melbourne.
What do you hope to achieve for the future of your pro wrestling career?
To see how far I can go with it to be honest, living comfortably not working 9 till 5 and full time wrestling would be the dream. Working overseas and traveling where the fights.
Where did you get the idea for your character and persona?
I was raised by a white witch, my sister, she taught me a lot about the world and about myself. My sister is a big inspiration for the character, she is strong and fearless. Being Aboriginal is also a massive part of my life, again its in us. It's something I cant ignore and that I'm proud of so of course I am going to use the strength of my people build this character.
Do you have a certain match that you consider your best work or favourite?
I enjoyed my match with Avary at Melbourne City Wrestling's "November Rain" show. The feud itself went on for months. We had enough of each other, so it was fun and magical.
With the announcement of an all-women's exclusive PPV event and WWE continuing to try and break new ground in women's wrestling, what's your opinion on the current status of Australian women's wrestling?
We need to come together and be on the same page and make some awesome even better. We have amazing talent in Australia we just need more eyes on us and more opportunities to prove how good we all are.
Is the WWE Performance Center somewhere Erika Reid would like to end up one day? Or any other overseas promotion? Is that a goal that you'd love to achieve?
I'd love to train at the WWE performance center and have that opportunity. it would be awesome to learn from awesome trainers. I'd also really love to train and work in Mexico, Japan and USA. I'd love to have the opportunity to work for Lucha Underground, I really enjoy their stories, Stardom in Japan and wherever else wrestling takes me.
What's next for Erika Reid? Do you have an opponent in your sights or any particular shows that you're particularly excited for?
Anyone, male or female that game enough to play magic with Erika Reid.
Your gimmick is very unique different and unique, where do you draw your inspiration from?
Living with a witch my upbringing and having an awesome culture (laughs) Aboriginal Witchcraft is my inspirations. Things I believe in and want to share with the universe!
Do you have a female counterpart in wrestling that you admire and/or look up to that has helped your career get to where it is now?
Yeah I really love watching Sarya Knight's work, she's violent and captivating and i think her character is super unique and cool. Taya Valykrie is my current favourite female talent on the scene. All her stuff is hard hitting, she's charismatic and full of life. I love it.
Last but not least, do you have any words or a message to your fans or those that follow your career?
Yeah, don't be shit. Look out for each other. Blessed be <3
You can see Erika Reid perform live at Underworld Wrestling in the main event this Friday the 17th of August against Vixsin and at MCW 100 this Saturday the 18th of August accompanying The Prehistoric Death Cult in Tag Team action! Find out more here: www.facebook.com/ErikaReidWrestler/