WOW Podcast #24 with Rachel Summerlyn & Jessica James


Episode 24 with Rachel Summerlyn & Jessica James

This weekend, Anarchy Championship Wrestling presents its third annual American Joshi Queen of Queens Tournament, featuring some of the best indy talent from around the USA. To celebrate that, we decided to have an Anarchy themed show featuring the bacon *and* the eggs from Rachel & Jessica’s Excellent Tag TeamRachel Summerlyn & Jessica James. We’re joined first by Jessica for a thoroughly enthralling chat about her career to date. Jessica admits she’s barely on the internet, so she’s one of those wrestlers that there isn’t that much about online. Hear stories about training with Booker T and Sharmell at PWA (and how that compares to Booker’s appearance on Tough Enough), the history and development of Lady Poison, Texas indies, ninja sneaking skills and just how close she is to Rachel. Then it’s Rachel‘s time to specifically plug the Queen of Queens tournament, including what we need to know about lesser known names Amanda Fox and Lillie Mae. We take the chance to ask Rachel about her own debut (in a tournament, no less, at the 2006 Queen of the Death Matches), life lessons learned from Daffney, how she and Jessica came together, her weight loss, Anarchy Championship Wrestling as a whole (ranging from prom nights to thumbtack matches), eliciting emotion in wrestling, future goals and more.

Keep an eye on the website this weekend for coverage of the 2011 American Joshi Queen of Queens!!

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Mikas says:

Nice interview. I think this was the first interview with Jessica i’ve ever heard.

And the girl she is talking about from PCW (who ripped off the Lady Poison gimmick) is Claudia (-not- Claudia del Solis, a different one). She was PCW’s top girl from 2004-2009. Around 2007 she transformed into the “angel of mercy”. I’m not 100% certain but i think PCW was the only promotion she worked for.

You can still find some pcw-related info on pcw’s old website, which is archived on archive.org (http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.pcwwrestling.com)