A brand-new Conversations With Love is LIVE!

On this week’s episode, tune in for an exclusive interview with PWA Women’s Champion and Force Pro Wrestling’s Zoë Sager! Listen in as her and your host Spencer Love go through Zoë’s career, including:

  • What inspired her to start training
  • Bayley’s heel turn and how she’s influenced her
  • Working with Lance Storm
  • Why chemistry in the ring is important
  • Wrestling the likes of Kayla Jaye and Kylie Morgan
  • The meaning behind “I Am”
  • Her Force Pro Wrestling debut

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Conversations With Love 38: A Conversation With Zoë Sager

On training with Lance Storm:

“It was really intense. I don’t know how to explain it. It was a lot, but it was so much fun. I don’t have the words to describe everything that happened there; the learning curve was definitely steep. It was the first time I’d ever stepped in a wrestling ring.”

What made her want to wrestle:

“Honestly, that’s a little bit of a tough question. I don’t know exactly what it was that drew me to wrestling. There wasn’t even an exact point where I’m like, ‘okay, this is what I have to do,’ like a lot of people have, but (I) just kind of watched it as a kid, and then stop watching it as you do. Then in 2016 I watched TakeOver: Brooklyn 2, and the Asuka versus Bayley match. It just kind of just sparked the littlest idea like, ‘oh, maybe this is a thing I could do,’ and then just kind of looked up schools to see if it actually was a thing that I could do. I saw that Lance had a school in Calgary and I’m like, ‘oh, that’s only like three hours away from here and I have family in Calgary.’ So I just kind of kept it in the back of my mind for about a year and then just decided to apply and got in.”

How she’s been inspired by Bayley:

“I loved it (the heel turn) to be honest. I guess Bayley is a lot of who I pull from, especially her as a babyface is who I’ve really watched, and I’ve been waiting for something different for her, especially now that she’s been on the main roster, just kinda trying to see where it is and I think this is the groove that’s going to be good for Bayley.”

“Yeah, I tried to sort of figure out with the expectations of being a female wrestler, what I know is expected of me and then what actually works for me as a person. Once I changed my gear from what it was at first to what it is now and just kind of coming into my own as not necessarily being what’s expected of me but being me in the ring.”

The differences between wrestling as a face and a heel:

“I don’t think there’s a whole lot of different approach. I try to kind of just focus on the task at hand and work with the different opponents that I’m with and seeing what works with them, what moves they do sort of differently and just working my way through, but I don’t think there’s really a different approach for myself, whether I’m a heel or a babyface. No, I don’t think there’s a really big difference in my approach at least.”

“I love being a babyface. Like being a heel is a lot of fun, but I find it a lot harder and it’s probably just because I’m not a heel as often. Being a heel is a lot of fun, but being a babyface definitely for me is kind of where my groove is.”

“Yeah, I’d say that it’s just Zoë Sager, the actual human being just turned up just a little bit more. A lot of the time, when people ask Zoë Sager the wrestler, the only difference between her and Zoë Sager the human being is Zoë Sager the wrestler wears makeup. That’s pretty much the only difference between the two of them.”

All that and more in this week’s episode!

Quotes have been edited for clarity where needed. Should you use any of the quotes above, please credit the Conversations With Love podcast with an h/t to Spencer Love (SpennyLove_WCS) for the transcription.

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