Shazza McKenzie became an internet legend at AEW All Out 2019 when she was kicked in the head.
Shazza competed in the Casino Battle Royale at All Out 2019 and in the middle of posing while doing the splits, she was on the receiving end of a kick by Britt Baker. The photo became a meme, which was very useful for 2020 and the pandemic taking over the year, and a t-shirt.
Speaking to Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp, Shazza said about All Out and becoming a meme, "Oi, that was great. That was like [my] career peaked. One, I got to wrestle in front of, I don’t know, 10,000 people and then two I got to be a meme? I got to be a meme? Who gets to be a meme?"
Shazza has become one of the top names on the Independent scene and one of the funniest people on social media.
With a background in performing, Shazza was asked if career in stand up might be in her future.
"When I was growing up—I didn’t find wrestling until I was like fifteen—but growing up I always wanted to be a performer. I wanted to be a singer. I did all singing, I did acting, I did dance. So I was always a performer. I did a bunch of musicals and plays growing up and I did a bunch of improv classes. I think I’d like improv stuff, but I don’t know. Also, horrible stage fright. Anxiety through the roof," she said. "I’m very dumb. I’m not very smart. My brain doesn’t work very fast. I guess that you get to write the jokes first, right? I’m not good at thinking on the spot. Like right now. Talking, I’m not good at talking. I’ve never thought of doing stand-up."
Shazza continued, discussing her stage fright by saying, "I’ll be backstage having a mental breakdown. Every single time. I always I think to myself, ‘I could just leave. Yeah, I’d get heat. But I could leave.’ I could just not go out and people would be like, ‘Oh, she had a bit of a breakdown.’ I’d get some heat on Twitter and people would be like, ‘She’s crazy.’ But the worst thing that happens, okay, I just don’t wrestle for a week. Everyone would get over it, ‘Oh, we understand.’ So I could just leave. I don’t. Not yet. I might. Today maybe I will."
She closed by saying stand could be "added to the list of things to try."
Shazza has competed across the world in 2022, wrestling for PWA in Australia, wXw in Germany, and US promotions such as BLP, West Coast Pro, Battle Slam, and more.
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