#WrestlebaeWednesday 10.03.18 | @RAALLINS
Spooky Season is here ladies and gents! October has always been a item where people can be their most creative selves, especially in the wrestling community. Some project that creativity into cosplaying others choose other outlets such as drawing or graphic design. This weeks Wrestlebae channels her creativity into make up. Meet Israa, she creates vibrant full faced looks with make-up. Her WWE inspired work is beautifully done, her Instagram and youtube channel are full of a variety of looks from Jinder Mahal to Sasha Banks, her spectrum is ENDLESS. Check out her wrestling origin story below.
How did you get into wrestling?
We’re starting out HELLA personal here… I got into wrestling as soon as I moved to America. I immigrated to the states from my home country (Iraq) the summer of 2003. We didn’t have much other than what the social services donated to us. One of those things being a tv with the local channels, and one of the first American programs that caught my attention was Thursday Night Smackdown! My father already loved wrestling his whole life but when he was exposed to WWE, he was hooked. And I didn’t just look up to my father, I was obsessed with him. So every Thursday (and then later Friday) watching Smackdown with him became routine for us.
Years later, in 2009, the man I was so obsessed with died and just like that, I gave up on watching wrestling... I no longer saw the point, and even began to look down on it. But every time it was brought up, I’d remember him. Getting back into wrestling in 2015 was a part of the healing process for me. His favorite wrestler was Chris Benoit, so when I was introduced to Daniel Bryan, the my love for wrestling sparked up again. And it’s been here since!
What is your earliest wrestling memory?
Lesnar vs Big Show on Smackdown in 2003 when they broke the ring! That was what made wrestling exciting to me. 6 year old me was HOOKED!
Your favorite wrestler of all time? (male, female or both)
Eddie Guerrero. It later became Shawn Michaels, and I go back and forth on who truly owns me. But growing up on Smackdown, even though the OG lineup was so iconic, Eddie truly stood out the most to me. He was great at everything and had that demeanor like he knew he was the shit. And he was.
Best match of all time?
HBK vs HHH vs CB x Wrestlemania 20. Prove me wrong.
If you were a WWE Superstar what would your theme song be?
“Only 1 U” by M.I.A. Every line in that song is hard AF, and there is only 1 me. If i was a wrestler i’d want to be one of a kind, i won’t accept comparisons.
Best Match Stipulation? (TLC, Steel Cage, etc.)
Triple threats are my favorite types of matches, but stipulation-wise, “Loser leaves/retires” matches for sure. I love how emotionally charged they are, and how every minute is valuable. Hardcore has never really been my thing.
Best WWE Theme song of all time?
Undertaker x Rest in Peace! Jim Johnston was in his bag when he made this joint
Mania 20, and Mania 30. This might sound corny, but the connection between Benoit and Bryan brings me back to the memories of my father. I mean, both shows were legendary, but that took both shows on another level for me.
Seth. Freakin. Rollins. I’m waiting on him to stop being a hoe so I can love him.
Fuck, Marry, Kill: Seth Rollins, Neville, Sasha Banks? Explain why.
I’m marrying Sasha cause I feel like we’d be best friends and who doesn’t wanna marry their bestie?
Fuck Neville cause he be doing that acrobatic shit.
Seth gotta die cause he cheats, I’m looking out for myself here.