Her career is in full throttle, her act is full octane, her audiences are in maximum over drive and she wrestles like her hair is on fire.
Indie wrestler Renee Michelle represents the best of both the old and new worlds of women’s wrestling with all arrows pointing up. Watch some of her videos online and you’ll see what we mean.
She’s young, gorgeous, in wonderful shape and packages herself in colors to dye for. The gymnasiums and Indie arenas swell with her charisma.
Against Candy Cartwright, their match had the presentation of two rookies feeling their way out with aborted moves and misconnected intentions. Candy worked the crowd with her blood curdling screams while Renee focused on technique. With her patented dangerous backwards flip off the top rope, Renee emerged victorious.
When she faced super star and wrestling royalty Tessa Blanchard in Maryland, clearly Renee had improved and top rope backwards flips in tow, procured the match results to show it.
She would like to introduce herself to you.
Born in Washington D.C., raised in South Beach Miami, Florida our star is the eldest out of her two younger brothers.
According to onlineworldofwrestling.com, here are some of her titles.
- ECWA women’s title defeating Jessie Kaye (June 7, 2014);
- MCW women’s title defeating Amber Rodriguez (October 4, 2014);
- ECWA women’s title defeating Tessa Blanchard (March 21, 2015);
- MCW women’s title defeating Kimber Lee (December 26, 2015);
So what does a champion like to do in her spare time?
Repairing cars is one of Renee’s past times, and she worked on a 1985, 944 Porsche which she treasures because it was handed down to her from her mother.
This is consistent with her Cuban heritage.
“Cuba is such a beautiful country, and everywhere you go, there’s music and people dancing – especially in Havana.”………….. Julia Sawalha
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a sovereign state comprising the islands of Cuba, Isla de la Juventud and several archipelagos in the Caribbean Sea. The capital and largest city Havana is 227 miles from Miami, Florida. Geographically, Cuba is considered part of North America. Culturally, it is considered part of Latin America.
If you love old cars, Cuba is the place where they lull you into a dream world and take you back in time.
Thousands of American cars from the 1940s and 1950s still make up a significant form of transportation for Renee’s scenic and emerging island nation.
The Australians call them Yank Tanks.
Cuba is literally a rolling General Motors car museum.
“By the end of the 1950s, American cars were so reliable that their reliability went without saying even in car ads. Thousands of them bear testimony to this today, still running on the roads of Cuba though fueled with nationalized Venezuelan gasoline and maintained with spit and haywire.”…………. P. J. O’Rourke
The respected global news sources cnbc.com reports, “The time-warp feel to the place stems from the imposition of the U.S. embargo in 1962, during which American companies were no longer permitted to do any business in Cuba. Once in place, it was not possible to get new American cars or parts.
Fidel Castro’s autocratic socialism was the final nail in the coffin of the new car market—Cubans weren’t permitted to buy cars. They could only be given them by the government.”
The news source from across the pond, bbc.com adds, “Two things have arguably shaped modern Cuba above all others – Fidel Castro and Washington’s answer to him… its decades-long trade embargo. But while the iconic 1950s Chevrolets, Buicks and Studebakers are a key part of the country’s tourist appeal, they are also a glaring and visual expression of the embargo, which first came into force in 1960.”
“I was not chosen to be president to restore capitalism to Cuba. I was elected to defend, maintain and continue to perfect socialism, not destroy it.”……. Raul Castro
You would think that these shining stars from the past would hold great value but the problem are the parts used to fix them. Virtually none of them come from the manufacturer.
Renee has her foot in the new car world as well. Make that both feet.
At her site renee-michelle-hq.com our Indie Princess speaks to her passion for cars at her bio page. “She took her first step toward modeling in the street racing import circuit at the age of 18 when she was notice by one of the vendors at Hot Import Nights. She always had fascination with cars, drifting and speed. Modeling for import street racing cars soon lead to land a few magazines and car shows such as Hot Import Nights, StreetTrenz with singer Ginuwine, EnternalTrenz, NOS Energy Drink, Nopi, Harley Davidson Biker Beauties, glamour and fashion magazines and etc.”
That is a fuel powered resume.
Renee has also trained in acting under a talent agency to challenge herself and to practice and overcome her fear of having to speak in front of people.
She has performed admirably and her ring persona proves that.
Her favorite actress and idols are Katherine Zeta Jones, Angelia Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Scarlett Johansson, and Jessica Biel. Her favorite wrestling divas Trish Stratus, Lita, Mickie James, Molly Holly.
When you see her enter the ring, blowing kisses everywhere and staying in dynamic character, her acting lessons have upgraded her wrestling profession.
Her hobbies don’t end there.
Her favorite sports include shooting range, pro wrestling, martial arts and weapons, archery, snowboarding, soccer, volleyball, rock climbing and surfing.
As of this writing, she resides in Maryland.
So what has contributed to her success?
In an in depth interview with ewrestlingnews.com she emphasizes that you have to have a lot of determination, ambition, dedication and patience.
Renee’s rapid rise in the rankings, technical growth in the ring and her ability to engage her audience speaks to her heading into a high octane future with no embargoes to get in her way.
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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.