Smark to Death recently spoke to Alicia Atout, the Queen of Interviews, and discussed a range of topics from how she was involved in All In/Starrcast weekend, her desire to be a part of All Elite Wrestling, how she started interviewing wrestlers, and dealing with ageism and sexism as a music & wrestling interviewer.
Highlights can be seen below!
Alicia spoke about how she got involved in the first Starrcast and All In
“As soon as the show was announced, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. It was obviously history making and I love the Elite boys so much, so I was at a Ring of Honor show in Toronto. One of my main objectives of the night, aside from getting awesome content, was to talk to Cody quickly to see if there was any way to part of Starrcast or even All In. Cody was signing and he sees me walking around and asked if I was All In yet. We talked in the back, exchanged emails, and he said ‘hey talk to Conrad and he’ll get you squared.’ I wrote Conrad he was like ‘hey yea, we’ll definitely have you signed, you can do the livestream for me for Fite.’ And then one day I was randomly put in a chat box with (Ian) Riccaboni and all the other people of the broadcast team and it said ‘hey you guys are the broadcast team for All In.’ And I lost it.”
Alicia shares her desire to be a part of All Elite Wrestling
“It’s definitely something I would love to be involved in and that’s all I’m going to say right now. There have been a lot of tweets going to the Bucks and Cody. I really love that whole crew and I think it’s going to be a really special thing for this year.”
On how she started interviewing wrestlers after working on her blog, A Music Blog, Yea (AMBY)
“It’s a long story. I started off doing music interviews and those luckily picked up online. After about 4 years of the music interviews, I tried a wrestling interview. I didn’t get any backlash, people loved it. So I did more… and more.. and more. And I ended up loving speaking with wrestlers so much because I’ve been a wrestling fan so long. Every day it’s like a new adventure, you never know where you’re gonna go or who you’re going to work with.
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