IMPACT Wrestling star Gia Miller can’t wait to have fans back at Slammiversary for the primary time since she signed.
The so-called Rhinestone Cowgirl joined the corporate on-screen throughout the pandemic, which suggests this Saturday night time will probably be her debut in entrance of the promotion’s passionate fanbase.
She completely informed Metro.co.uk: ‘I confirmed up throughout Covid, so it’s been a complete 12 months of those closed set tapings and I’m so excited to be round a crowd. I don’t sometimes get to be within the ring or across the ring but when I can pitch myself to work together with followers ringside, I’m actually gonna try this.
‘I’ve an enormous costume for Slammiversary and folks have to see it!’
The 23-year-old star has endeared herself to the IMPACT devoted along with her charisma on-screen, and he or she’s taken inspiration from the greats in the case of discovering her personal type.
‘I checked out different interviews that I’ve admired or that I keep in mind – Mean Gene [Okerlund] being one in all them,’ she stated. ‘They nonetheless had a character and so they have been nonetheless nicely beloved by the viewers, however they weren’t a distraction.
‘I by no means wished to be a distraction, however I additionally didn’t wanna be a lifeless fish with a microphone.’
Gia – who admitted the likes of Josh Matthews, Jimmy Jacobs and Gail Kim have supported her since she joined – is trying past interviewing although as she continues her in-ring coaching with some lofty objectives.
‘I used to be having matches earlier than I used to be an interviewer. That was all the time by aim, to be a wrestler,’ she defined, noting how she has ‘a number of’ desires she desires to chase.
‘I had just a few matches right here and there and as soon as I began to get into the swing of issues, began to select up some bookings each weekend – bang, Covid!
‘However it was type of OK due to the previous 12 months, I’ve been in a position to actually dedicate numerous time to reinventing myself, deciding what I wished.’
Wrestling has all the time been there for her, along with her mum making an attempt to push her dad into the enterprise earlier than she was even born – and Gia isn’t giving up on the thought.
‘My mother tried to persuade my dad to be a wrestler as a result of she wished to be a valet – or she wished to be a “ring lady”, that’s what she known as it,’ she laughed. ‘And my dad was like, “No, I can’t do it, I’ve obtained love handles!”
‘So he wouldn’t do it. She had all of it lined up for him to coach, my dad was a school soccer participant and is a soccer coach now, nonetheless to this present day. He’s an enormous man and he might nonetheless do it, if he believed in himself! I’m gonna get him within the ring!’
With regards to her personal in-ring ambitions, Gia is aware of there’s ‘numerous work’ nonetheless to do, however she’s able to put all the things into her work, with one eye on the final word prize.
‘Hopefully it’s sooner fairly than later, however I nonetheless have a protracted technique to go and I’ve obtained numerous work to place in. I’m prepared for it,’ she smiled. ‘All these well-known Kncokouts from years previous, we discuss Madison Rayne, Gail Kim, simply to call two. I wanna be on that record of names.
‘I wanna be a kind of names that when you concentrate on the Knockouts Division over the course of historical past, Gia Miller is among the names that you just carry up.’
Naturally, she’s eyeing up gold as soon as she does make her IMPACT debut, whether or not that’s singles or tag staff gold.
‘After all, I need to be the Knockouts Champion someday. After all I do, who wouldn’t? I wanna be the Knockouts Tag Staff Champions someday! I don’t know who with,’ she shrugged.
‘However I do know I might discover somebody. I do know there’s numerous nice girls on this enterprise that I’d be so all the way down to staff with, even girls on our roster proper now.
‘Each match I might have in IMPACT Wrestling could be a dream match, and that’s true.’
The whole lot she’s doing now’s getting ready her for the longer term, and he or she insisted there’s no place she’d fairly be.
‘I’ve realized a lot from all the ladies within the locker room, even simply being there. Not even being within the ring with them however listening to them put together for his or her matches, simply fascinated by all these various factors that I by no means thought-about earlier than till I used to be speaking to girls of that calibre,’ she smiled.
‘I’m nonetheless coaching daily, each week, on a regular basis. I’m having as many matches as potential… I’ve realized a lot in that IMPACT locker room and what I’ve realized is that IMPACT might be so many issues.
‘For some, it’s a stepping stone. For some, it’s a spot to kick begin your profession however for others it’s a house and for me, it’s a aim.’
*IMPACT Wrestling Slammiversary airs tonight (July 17) at 1am on Fite TV.
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