The Indie Hot Seat: Amber Rodriguez

Amber Rodriguez, born and raised in Alabama fell in love with professional wrestling in the 90s. Along with her brother, Rodriguez began training at the accomplished Maryland Championship Wrestling. While at MCW, Amber was able to learn from and wrestle with the incomparable Mickie James.

Amber took a four-year hiatus from the squared circle in 2015 when she decided to join the military, but made her return in 2020. Along with professional wrestling, Amber is a model and entrepreneur. She has wrestled all over the United States, including at Mission Pro, United Wrestling Network and Elev8 Pro.

Amber Rodriguez
Photo Credit: Elev8 Pro

Who is Amber Rodriguez?

Age: 26

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama

Trained: Amber originally trained at Maryland Championship Wrestling under the tutelage of Earl Hart and Rich Myers. She currently continues to train at Elev8 Pro with Benjamin Jason Wood.

Debut Match: May 2012 – Amber Rodriguez vs. Prime Time Amy Lee

When she started watching pro wrestling:

“It was the late 90s. I remember Chris Jericho interrupting The Rock’s promo on Monday Night Raw. I was hooked.”

Her journey into pro wrestling:

“My older brother Chuck Lennox and I have always admired the sport. In 2010, we found a wrestling school and began our journey.”

Amber Rodriguez
Photo Credit: Bryant D Photography

Inspirations in the ring:

“Jazz, Mickie James, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Jordynne Grace.”

Favorite match to date:

“All of my matches with Mickie James. I wouldn’t be the performer I am today if it weren’t for her. “

Her in-ring style and trademark moves:

“Charismatic! [laughs] My current submission finish is a modified Tequila Sunrise, originally made famous by Konnan. I put my own twist on it and I refer to it as The Poisoned Apple. I also have an alternate finish which is my version of Mickie James’ Long Kiss Goodnight. It is my way of paying homage to her, and I refer to it as El Beso Del Muerte (The Kiss of Death). It is a Kiss followed by a roundhouse kick.”

Dream opponents: 

“Jazz, Jordynne Grace, Su Yung, and Ivelisse.” 

Future goals:

“To be signed to a major company.”

Final thoughts:

“I also co-founded a skin care line named Ashley Renée Beauty Company, LLC. Please be on the lookout for our official launch!”

Match to watch: Amber Rodriguez vs. Christi Jaynes for Loko Wrestling

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