Shazza McKenzie talks living in the United States.
In March 2023, popular independent wrestler Shazza McKenzie moved to the United States, relocating from her home country of Australia. Before making the move, McKenzie often traveled to the states to wrestle in promotions like Black Label Pro and GCW.
While speaking to Fightful in a recent interview, McKenzie talked about the struggles she's faced while living in America, citing that it's difficult to do a lot of things.
"I wouldn’t say easy. There’s definitely a lot of really annoying things ‘cause America is really annoying. America really likes to make sure it’s super difficult to do anything. Like literally anything. Especially if you’re not from America. So that’s great. Love that. Thank you, the American government, for making me run around in circles on a regular basis. But once I got past all those little annoying things, then it was great. It’s fun. Very chill. It’s very similar to Australia. I say that because I haven’t actually experienced winter yet. So we’ll see how I’m feeling about that in February. But for now, love it."
McKenzie went on to say that the hardest adjustment has been finding time to keep in contact with her friends and family.
"Getting my license was the hardest thing ever. That was the hardest process I’ve ever been through in my life. So dumb. But the hardest thing is I’m on the other side of the world. My friends, my family, my entire life is back home. I feel bad ‘cause I’m so busy and it’s so hard to—I mean, I keep in contact with them, but you know, to be like, ‘Mom and dad, I can FaceTime you at this time,’ but then something will happen and I’ll be like, ‘Oh, no. Crap.’ Then it’s like the middle of the night for them and I’m like, ‘Crap, sorry, I’m on the road,’ and they’ll be like, ‘Can we call you now?’ ‘I’m in a car with five people, no.’ They’re like, ‘Can we call in like two hours?’ ‘No, because I’m going to be in this car for the next fifteen.’ So things like that. But we make it work. We adjust, we figure it out. Strong independent woman."
McKenzie is set to face off against Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp at Black Label Pro's upcoming 'Slamilton' show on Saturday, December 2. Fans can learn more about the show by visiting Black Label Pro's social media account here.
Sapp is raising money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness for the match. You can donate at NAMI.
Furthermore, fans can see Fightful's full interview with McKenzie in the video linked above.