Viper Reflects On Her Road To Success In The Pro Wrestling Industry

Viper details her journey.

Current ICW Women's Champion Viper has now established her name in the pro wrestling business as she began her career in the sport in her native Scotland at the age of 16. Since her beginnings Viper has competed in her home-country of Scotland, in Japan, and in the United States where she partook in the inaugural Mae Young Classic tournament under the name "Piper Niven" and made it to the quarterfinals until she was eliminated by Toni Storm.

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Viper was not always confident in herself as the plus-sized "Vixen Of Violence" once struggled because although Viper appeared to be the most confident person in the world, Kimberly Benson was not as she explained during her interview with The Sun.

“When I was in character as Viper, it didn’t matter if Kim wasn’t feeling confident, because Viper was. She’ll wear a leotard and beat people up. The more people loved her, the more I learned to love myself." She said. "I get loads of messages from parents saying how happy they are that their kids have pictures of me on their wall and not stick-thin, airbrushed models. I try to follow a bodybuilder diet, with portion control, but I’m never going to be that girl who says, ‘I can’t have that pizza’. I’m not going to be shy about having a steak patty if I want one. I don’t want to be the same as anyone else.”

Viper recalled the first time she stepped into a wrestling ring and how others had a prepared perception of her and all she had on her mind was to prove them wrong.

“The first time I went into the ring I was terrified. My dad didn’t come to watch because he was too worried about me. It was tough, but afterwards it was the biggest rush ever and I signed up for the next one instantly. I just love throwing myself at people." She continued, "When I started out people thought I was a stupid, fat, blonde girl who wouldn’t amount to anything in the ring. I wanted to prove them wrong."


The current 'SWA' World Champion also went over her love of competing in Japan among other topics. To read the full interview, click here.

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