Shazza McKenzie has become one of the most popular pro wrestlers on the independent pro wrestling scene. After years of being largely constrained mainly to Australia, she has finally acquired a three-year work visa in the United States. McKenzie has wasted no time with her newfound American pro wrestling freedom and has become a staple for promotions like AAW, Black Label Pro, Defy, and Game Changer Wrestling, where she recently wrestled for the GCW Championship.
In an exclusive Haus of Wrestling interview, I talked with McKenzie about what she hopes to achieve now that she finally has a chance to run wild in America.
“My main goal with being signed was always to get a work visa, so I can legally live in America, and I just went did it myself. So, now I just get to wrestle and have fun. Something, I think, when it comes to being signed, or something, something like an Impact contract would kind of be my vibe because I really love the creativity that the independents give me, but the Knockouts roster is phenomenal, and there’s so many women there that I’d love to wrestle and I think that would be phenomenal.”
While Impact would certainly allow McKenzie to get some TV exposure and maintain her independent bookings, there are still the major two players: AEW and WWE. The HEARTBREAKcore star does have some history with the former, having competed at the inaugural AEW All Out event in 2019. She also faced off against Miyu Yamashita earlier this year on an episode of Ring of Honor, now under Tony Khan’s ownership.
“I would love to wrestle for AEW; I don’t think something like WWE would really vibe. I don’t think I could go through a PC, or NXT process at this point in my life. I just think I’m too old, too; I mean, I’m also I’m too old for them, I know that.”
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