Women of the 2021 PWI 500: #425 Kasey Catal

To celebrate a historical year for women’s wrestling, in collaboration with Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Bell To Belles interviewed over 20 women who have ranked on this year’s PWI 500 ranking, creating the “Women of the 2021 PWI 500” Interview Series. To empower women in wrestling even more, some of the interviews were conducted by the talented women who make up wrestling media.

Kasey Catal, who ranked #425 on the PWI 500, chats with Samira of SEScoops and Camp Leapfrog on her last year in wrestling, dream tag team opponents for The Kirks, how to prepare for a deathmatch, and more!

During the interview, Samira asked Kasey how she prepares for a deathmatch—a type of match Kasey is all too familiar with.

“People probably prepare way different than I do,” admitted Catal. “I’m neurotic. Before any match I’m neurotic, but before deathmatches, I’m literally shaking like this in the back, freaking out. I’m having heart palpitations and I want to throw up. And my husband is always laughing at me and is like, ‘Relax. Breathe’. And that’s me before any match, so deathmatches is up to here [raises hand above her head]. I just kind of go over what I need to go over in my head 4,000 times, and I do a little prayer before I go out there…”

Watch the entire interview with Kasey Catal below.

Be sure to follow Kasey Catal on Twitter @CatalKasey and Samira @TheItsSamira!

Order the digital version, or pre-order the print edition, of the 2021 PWI 500 issue at pwi-online.com. Follow PWI on Twitter @OfficialPWI.

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