As written yesterday, we covered Rise, Resistance Pro Wrestling's second event. All week on Johngy's Beat, we will be featuring interviews we did with the wrestling talent after the show. Today, we are featuring Melanie Cruise, the first RPW women's champ.
Cruise has been wrestling professionally for almost four years and has gained a lot of success on the independent scene. In 2011, Pro Wrestling Illustrated ranked her #39 of the top 50 female wrestlers. That is quite an achievement, especially for someone so new to the sport. Perhaps an even bigger achievement is her current reign as the RPW women's champ.
Scott Beatty (the Bobby Heenan of Johngy's Beat) talked to Cruise about her early wrestling influences, her career and her future. Cruise then turned to Nikki St. John who talked about the Animal House Shelter in Huntley (IL). It is a non-profit, no-kill shelter and it is a cause near to Cruise's heart (and ours at Johngy's Beat, too).
Be sure to check out Melanie Cruise on Facebook, the Melanie Cruise Facebook fan page and to follow Melanie on twitter. You can also check out Nikki St. John on Facebook. To learn more about Melanie, Nikki and the rest of the talented crew at RPW, go to ResistancePro.com. Last and not least, go to AnimalHouseShelter.com to learn about their great organization (Melanie, Nikki, dogs and cats are counting on you).