Sienna was recently interviewed by Interactive Wrestling Radio on Wrestling Epicenter. You can see highlights of the interview below, and the full interview at this link.
Her current health after the sidelining lung blood clots:
“I feel good! In a way, I think it was a blessing in disguise. A lot of wrestlers will say that after an injury – Not during, of course! During, it is not so fun. But, after you come back, it is like, “Ok, I’m a little recuperated from some nagging injuries here and there. Finally got some time to rest even though we didn’t want to rest”. I definitely came back with a bang. After that, I’m feeling pretty good!”
The extent of her health scare:
“At the January tapings for Impact, maybe towards the end of the tapings, I was experiencing what I thought was maybe a dislocated rib. I was having really sharp pains and it got to the point where I could barely take a full inhale. So, I ended up going to the hospital. They told me I had blood clots in my lungs. Long story short, they believe it is due to a medication I was taking. Obviously, I’m not taking that medication anymore! (laughs) That is what they believed it was caused by. I had to take a full 6 month recovery of taking blood thinners and that is why I was not able to wrestle. Physically, I was able to start working out again a month or two after that. But, because I was on blood thinners, I couldn’t take the risk of getting in the ring and getting hit in the head or something because the risk of internal bleeding was the most dangerous.”
Working with a familiar opponent, Mia Yim, at the WWE Mae Young Classic:
“It was all meant to be. A lot of people that follow our careers know that Mia and I are long-time frienemies. We talk about our Frienemy World Tour because we literally have wrestled across the world. It started in Cleveland with her breaking my nose in our first match ever and we’ve wrestled all the way over in China. We also wrestled in Impact for the Impact (Knockouts) Championship. The first Slammiversary I was a part of, I wrestled her (Yim) and Gail Kim and that is where I won the Knockouts Championship for the first time. To have that all wrapped up and have that all lead to a WWE ring, it really is interesting how that worked out. Especially with that (Mae Young Classic) being my first match back after 7 or 8 months out of the ring, I was happy to be in the ring with someone that I was a little more familiar with. I think that definitely worked to my advantage. But also, it worked against me because I lost. (laughs)”