Mark Sanction turns towards her, grins, and then she offers her hand for a handshake which he gladly accepts. He turns back to the microphone.
Mark Sanction: Ladies and Gentlemen, with the relaunch of the brand comes the exiting of the old and the entering of the new. This young lady right here is one of the newest acquisitions of the XWA. She was found training at Genesis, the wrestling training ground formerly associated with XWA before the disassociation a year or two ago. May I present to you, the lovely, the radiant, the beautiful…
The people in attendance clap politely and a few cheer. She smiles warmly at them, looking around the room to see if she knows anyone out of habit, and after a few moments of looking from face to face (and being convinced she found David Tennant behind a big sweaty guy in a Novak shirt) she nods in appreciation and puts her hands up and nods, acknowledging the friendly gestures. As the clapping dies down, she walks toward the table ready-made with microphones staged in front of them. She walks up to the chair next to Alex Krull, but he snorts and looks at her with murder in his eyes and for what bravery she does have, she knows that there’s a time and a place for everything and dying right here right now isn’t the time nor the place. She looks across the table at Travis Levitt, the PRW superstar and newly-returned XWA guy and he looks back, then shrugs and pats the seat next to him. She click-clacks toward him and thanks him just before sitting next to him and crossing her legs. She leans forward onto the table with her forearms crossed, eager to answer questions. Which is handy, because…
Mark Sanction: Kaylie Mills will take any questions you may have for her. She informed me before we started that she is an open book.
Some press members raise their hands. A woman that looks like her voluntarily joining a place like this does tend to raise questions. Mark decides to direct traffic and points to a tall skinny guy donning a vintage Trace Demon Cult of Tomorrow shirt. Nice touch, dude.
CoT Shirt Guy: Hello, first, congratulations on making it to the XWA. Some us have been following you on the indy scene and are glad to finally see you get here!
Kaylee Mills: Aww, thank you sweetie!
CoT Shirt Guy: Oh, uh, uh, no problem. *now sweating* My question is, ahh, what made you want to come to the XWA over other places?
She mulls the question over for a moment.
Kaylee Mills: Good question! Honestly, it was the opportunities afforded to women that really drew me here. Look at the champion, Laurel Anne Hardy, a strong and amazing woman and a fantastic role model for girls everywhere! I can only hope to measure up to half of her success!
I hope that answered your question!
He nervously nods and sits back down. The hands go back up and Sanction points to the David Tennant lookalike. He casually stands up with notepad in hand.
David Tennant-esque: What did you learn in Genesis that you think will help you at the next level, IE XWA?
Kaylee Mills: Oh wow, all sorts of things! When I first got there, I had no idea what I was doing. I had welts, bruises, and scrapes all over my back, and that was just from running the ropes! Just everything in general, you know? Like do the basics like a suplex or a dropkick. I was like a sponge down there, everything I was told and showed I tried my best to retain. I guess next month we’ll really find out how much I know, right?
I also learned how to be a little more mentally tough. It really takes a toll on you mentally as well as physically, and I think that’s something a lot of casual fans don’t understand. You have to have the willpower to take a beating and keep getting back up, to never be defeated. It’s tough, it really is, and the trainers down in Genesis are merciless if they smell even a hint of quit in you. And boy, did I want to quit almost every day. I can remember a few times back then when I would fall flat on my back and not feel my fingers for a few minutes or I would see stars and feel nauseous. That was probably one of the most terrifying experiences of my life, honestly!
But the biggest thing I think that will help me to be successful in the XWA from Genesis is the body training I had to do, you know, weight room and all that. I’ve always been more of a gymnast myself as far as body strength but I’ve also always been very fast, you know, I used to beat most of the boys in high school in a race. It’s all aboat keeping a balance, aboat keeping your body in a comfortable place, making sure you feel good in your own skin. I think I’ve found that balance, and I think it’s the biggest thing that Genesis has done for me.
Gosh, I’ve been babbling on, did anyone else want a turn?
Kaylee looks from Krull to his woman, then turns to look at Travis. All three of them have completely drifted off into daydreams as she rambled.
Kaylee Mills: Oh. I, uhh, guess that’s it for now…
She slinks, dejectedly, into her chair.