Bumping Up…Jokey and Aivil

Interviews can be a tricky topic. Not only do you have to create engaging content, but you also have to come up with questions that make for a cohesive read. And that’s all before you’re even able to find time in the interviewee’s busy schedule to ask the questions.

If it were an interview with someone you’re already aware of, then it’s more likely you will read it, right? But what about those you don’t know. You could be missing out on getting to know your next new favourite wrestler, and you wouldn’t even know it.

So, in order to spread the word on talent on the indie circuit, I got straight to the basics.

Bumping Up is here to point you in their direction and broaden your scope on new talent and promotions. If you like what you read, give them a follow & check out their next show. You never know where all this will take you.

So without further ado, let’s get down to brass tacks & introduce you to…

Name: Jokey and Aivil. Apparently, I have a Dissociative Identity Disorder…

Age: You shouldn’t ask a clown and a demon her age…

Hometown: Milan, Italy but I am now based in Glasgow, Scotland

How many years have you been a professional wrestler? I started training in 2014 and made my in ring debut in 2015. So, it’s been five years now.

Who are your role models? (either currently or growing up) Growing up I was a huge fan of Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero, Paul London, The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar. I might need to add Charlotte and Io Shirai now, as they became my two top women wrestlers throughout the years. As you can see, they are all very different athletes, with very different styles, but every single one of them is (or was 😦 ) great in what they do (did).

Was this something you always wanted to do or did you slowly transition from ‘9-5’ to where you are now? I’ve always been into sports. I did swimming for six years, then I played volleyball for eight years. Even if wrestling has always been a great passion of mine, I only found out about a proper Italian school in 2014. That’s the year I joined Italian Championship Wrestling for the very first time and after the first training session I never stopped. I moved to Glasgow, Scotland in 2016, to pursue my dream of becoming a professional wrestler and improving my skills. Thanks to this discipline, I have been able to travel the world and meet tons of new people. Wrestling requires a lot of energies, time and efforts, but if you’re really determined and committed to it, it also pays off.

What are your main goals for the next few years? Keep improving, keep learning, keep travelling the world and, more than everything else, be able to train and wrestle in Japan. It’s always been a dream of mine. It’s not easy to get there, but I’ll do my very best to live this experience at least once in my life.

What’s your proudest achievement in your career so far? I’d say I have two: becoming the Italian Championship Wrestling and the Insane Championship Wrestling Women’s Champion. Being able to represent their women’s division both in and outside my country. I know I somehow managed to make my family proud of me and that’s the most precious gift ever. In all my life, I have never pictured myself as a champion or a winner, I always considered myself a freak or an outsider. So, it was great to see how all the hard work I put into this discipline paid off. And yes, you may now say that even clowns and demons can be champions.

And finally where are some of the promotions fans can currently, see you in action? Here in Scotland you can see me rocking the place down at Insane Championship Wrestling, Fierce Females, Wrestling Experience Scotland and Scottish Wrestling Alliance, to name a few. But I sometimes travel down to the south of the UK, I have recently been to Germany for WrestlingKult and I’m a constant presence in Italian Championship Wrestling too. So, wherever you are, there’s a chance to meet me!

Your support is always special and very welcomed. Here are the platforms where you can follow me:

Facebook at Jokey & Aivil

Twitter at Twisted_Doll_AJ

Massive thank you to Aivil and Jokey for their time. If you know of an indie wrestler deserving of some spotlight, let me know in the comments below.