Q:Male wrestlers seem to have a little more leeway with appearance than female wrestlers. Do you have to work harder to keep in shape?
A:"I think there's a fine balance. We have to be ready to do a photo shoot at a moment's notice. We have to be bikini ready, as well as ready for the ring.
"I find those are two different things. You want to be in shape, but you want to have enough meat on your bones to protect yourself. You want to be lean and look good on TV, but you want to stay healthy.
"You want to look and feel like a woman but, obviously, wrestling is not a feminine sport. It's something you have to balance."
Q: How is your music career?
A:"We just had CMA Fest last week and went to the CMA Awards and to the Spike TV Guy's Choice Awards. I got home, like, at 4 a.m. Monday.
"The album ['Somebody's Gonna Pay'] came out May 7. There's the single and a music video. I was really fortunate. My friend [Trish] Stratus co-starred, as well as fellow TNA Superstar Magnus. He plays the guy I smash over the head with the guitar.
"It was awesome. All my friends came out."
Q:Which is harder: music or wrestling?
A:"With wrestling, I started very grassroots. I built my way up. With music, I'm doing the same thing. I'm starting all over with the music business.
"Granted, I'm fortunate because I've built such a name in wrestling, but that's a catch-22. People are willing to hear you out, but they think, 'Oh, it's that wrestling chick.'
"Of course, at the end of the day, you need to be able to sing."
Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.