Post by 𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐇𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 on Jul 15, 2021 17:17:32 GMT -5
Character Name: Katherine Rosemary Hastings
Ring Name: Katherine Hastings
Nickname(s): The English Rose, Kat (used by her family and friends)
Height: 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight: 132 Ibs (60kg)
Date of Birth: October 23rd, 1992 (Aged 28)
Hometown: City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
Trainer(s): Jack Riley, The Pit Wrestling Academy, Tap or Snap Fight Gym
Debut: June 28th, 2018
Picture Base: Kate Beckinsale
Personality / Traits
"Sexy and smart, with tons of heart"
Katherine speaks with a posh sounding middle/upper-class London-British accent.
Outside of the ring; Katherine usually has an infectiously positive attitude and constantly projects a happy demeanour. This is often reflected by her radiant smile.
Inside the ring; Katherine is extremely focused and driven to succeed. Although she has a strong competitive drive following years of competing in sporting events; Katherine will not take shortcuts to win, she believes that victories are earned, and any success she obtains will be through sheer hard work and determination. Katherine loves her fans, and is very appreciative of their support, often posing for them.
Declaration of Protection - Katherine's motivation is often built around protecting her family and friends.
Determinator - Katherine is a driven competitor. "Never give up, Kat!... EVER!", these words of encouragement from her father during a kickboxing tournament when she was eight years old have stuck with her to this day.
One of the Boys - Rather than spending time with other girls; due to having two older brothers, Katherine found herself hanging around groups of boys instead. This was increased as her kickboxing venture turned into her wrestling career. Although she often appears to be a prim, middle-class English girl; she will sometimes revert to using crude language, and doesn't lose sleep over spilt blood or a chipped nail.
Sanctuary of Solitude - Although being a devout Catholic; Katherine's hectic life has meant that she's not been able to attend church as often as she used to when she was younger. However, her faith remains important to her, and she leans on it at times when she is scared or confused, or when things have gotten rough. She finds the church a sanctuary, a place that feels safe.
Growing up in a middle-class Catholic family in the borough of Westminster, London; Katherine comes from a loving and nurturing home. The youngest of three children, and the only daughter, she was gifted with a competitive streak from an early age. Her father, Anthony - a policeman, encouraged Kat, as she is known amongst her family and friends, to undertake kickboxing lessons to allow her to "hold her own" with her two older brothers, Matthew and George. Her mother, Edith - a primary school teacher, was not as keen on this newfound hobby, and also enrolled Kat in gymnastics as a way of "balancing out" her interests. One of Kat's earliest memories was of her father and two brothers staying up late on Sunday nights watching wrestling pay per views; soon she would join them as she fell in love with the sport herself.
Kat continued to pursue both kickboxing and gymnastics into her teenage years and then whilst she attended University. Whilst participating in both sports; Kat competed at various Regional and National events, achieving great success. This was due to a fierce competitive drive Kat had developed over the years, and a need to succeed. That determination to succeed helped Kat sail through her initial three years at University, before staying on an extra two years to obtain her masters. She eventually graduated from University with a distinction.
Despite gaining such strong grades, for the first time in her life; Kat began to struggle to find her place during her post University life. Jobs were scarce in the field she had studied for, and she resorted to working in bars and clubs to help make ends meet. Eighteen months passed and she was still lost for direction, yet whilst cleaning the bar one night after closure, she found a leaflet to a local wrestling school, The Pit Wrestling Academy. Motivated by the happy memories she shared with her family watching wrestling years previously, and remaining in top physical shape following her years of sporting activity; Kat enrolled at The Pit.
After four months of extensive wrestling training under the tutelage of Pit Head Trainer Jack Riley; Kat was excelling, learning the profession at an accelerated pace and was shining brightly as the school's stand out pupil. Over the next eight months; Kat began working on the British Independent Wrestling scene whilst continuing her wrestling "apprenticeship" at The Pit, and with a quickly growing reputation, opportunities began to arise for Kat to tour both Europe and Japan. However, her progress was soon halted, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. With the entire British Wrestling scene temporarily shut down for almost one year and not being allowed to travel overseas due to the ongoing lockdown; Kat had to resort to training on her own in a bid to keep her skills sharp. Even after restrictions were lifted, the British Independent Wrestling scene struggled to recover, and Kat was forced to make a difficult decision regarding her future.
To achieve the success she desired; Kat chose to move away from England, leaving her family and friends behind to begin a new venture in the United States. She relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, joining the Tap or Snap Fight Gym, recommended to her by her trainer, Jack Riley. At this new training facility; Kat continues to hone her craft whilst also being able to incorporate Mixed Martial Arts disciplines into her fighting acumen.
Kat is currently signed to a full-time professional wrestling contract with Action Wrestling.
*Whilst competing; Katherine styles her hair in two plaits, and she wears a mouthguard*
Entrance Theme: "Kiss With A Fist" by Florence + The Machine
The vocal beginning of "Kiss With A Fist" by Florence + The Machine starts to play over the PA system. The crowd turns to the stage with excitement as a dozen closed red roses appear on the ActionTron. One after another, the rose heads begin to open up until the final larger flower in the centre of the screen finally spreads its petals, revealing…
"𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐄𝐍𝐆𝐋𝐈𝐒𝐇 𝐑𝐎𝐒𝐄"
The crowd cheers and begins to clap along to the beat of the drum as Katherine Hastings runs out onto the stage, being met with a massive ovation. With the AW Television Championship secured around her waist, she greets them all with a radiant smile, acknowledging the crowd's reaction before stopping at the top of the ramp, posing with both her arms out wide, her palms facing upwards. After closing both hands and relaxing her arms back down to her side, she proceeds to march confidently towards the ring.
Katherine high-fives multiple fans as she approaches the ring apron closest to the hard camera. She climbs up, standing on the apron as she poses for the crowd once again. Katherine sidesteps to her right, wiping both feet on the mat before finally bending over to enter into the ring, signing the cross as she passes through the ropes. Once inside the ring, Katherine bounces around on the spot for a few moments until she removes the AW Television Championship from around her waist.
Adilene Floyd: Originating from the City of Westminster, London, England... weighing in at 132 pounds... she is your REIGNING!... DEFENDING!... ACTION WRESTLING TELEVISION CHAMPION!... THE ENGLISH ROSE!!... give it up for... KATHERINE HASTINGS!!!
Holding the AW Television Championship with both hands, Katherine raises it high in the air, receiving yet more loud cheers from the crowd. After finally lowering her arms back down, she folds up the championship belt, kissing the faceplate before handing it over to the match official. Katherine then retreats into the corner, where she proceeds to remove her entrance attire and inserts a mouth guard, commencing her final preparations ready for the match ahead.
Using her extensive training in kickboxing; Katherine is very proficient with kicking attacks. Her length allows her to reach areas of her opponent's body, from their head down to their own legs. As well as having an extremely effective kicking arsenal; due to her training on the British Wrestling scene, Katherine is more than comfortable switching up her attacks with a variety of punches, backhand chops, knee strikes and European uppercuts. Whilst onrushing an opponent, Katherine will frequently use a Hurricanrana.
Due to often being smaller than her opponent; Katherine doesn't attempt to throw her opponent in the first instance, but is capable if necessary. Due to her training in both British Catch and Mixed Martial Arts, she has mastered both the Double Arm Suplex and the Double Leg Takedown. She will otherwise use a mixture of arm drag's, hip tosses, MMA style slams and other Suplex's.
Submissions / Holds
With her training in Catch Wrestling and her growing knowledge in MMA; Katherine uses her length well to utilise a variety of submission holds, focusing on the limbs of her opponents. Holds she will look to use include a Double Wrist Lock, Arm Bar, Knee Bar, Heel Hook and a Rear Naked Choke.
Aerial / Turnbuckle
Having undertaken gymnastics for much of her early years; Katherine feels at ease up high on the turnbuckle and gliding through the air. She also feels just as comfortable using springboard attacks. She will often take to the skies in an attempt to gain the upper hand against a larger opponent. She has been known to use a Diving Hurricanrana against standing opponents, from both the top rope and from a springboard position. If her opponent is grounded; Katherine's agility will see her execute a Corkscrew Attack onto her downed opponent. If her opponent is seated on the top rope; Katherine will execute a Super Double Arm Suplex or a Top Rope Hurricanrana.
Win / Loss Record: Overall 8-0-2 (Singles 8-0-2) (Action Wrestling 7-0-2)
-) 07/09/21 | Action Wrestling | The AW Network | CD - Prologue
1) 08/09/21 | Action Wrestling | Monday Night Clash | Katherine Hastings defeated Diego Tesoro [Pinfall] | RP - 𝐕𝐨𝐥. 𝟏: 𝐕𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐠𝐞 - #𝟏 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐭 | 1-0-0
2) 08/16/21 | Action Wrestling | Monday Night Clash | Katherine Hastings defeated Clarence Hendricks [Pinfall] | RP - 𝐕𝐨𝐥. 𝟏: 𝐕𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐠𝐞 - #𝟐 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 | 2-0-0
3) 08/23/21 | Action Wrestling | Monday Night Clash | Katherine Hastings defeated Hunter (Number #1 Contender - AW Television Championship) [Pinfall] | RP - 𝐕𝐨𝐥. 𝟏: 𝐕𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐠𝐞 - #𝟑 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐬 | 3-0-0
4) 08/29/21 | Action Wrestling | Uprising: All-In | Katherine Hastings defeated Claire Hawkins (C) (AW Television Championship [Pinfall] | RP - 𝐕𝐨𝐥. 𝟏: 𝐕𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐠𝐞 - #𝟒 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐓𝐨 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐲-𝐓𝐰𝐨 | Post Match - Paramount + Exclusive: Katherine Hastings Post Match | 4-0-0
5) 09/06/21 | Action Wrestling | Monday Night Clash | Katherine Hastings (C) defeated Hunter (AW Television Championship) [Pinfall] | RP - 𝐕𝐨𝐥. 𝟏: 𝐕𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐠𝐞 - #𝟓 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 | 5-0-0
6) 09/13/21 | Action Wrestling | Monday Night Clash | Katherine Hastings (C) defeated Scotty Donovan (AW Television Championship) [Pinfall] | RP - 𝐕𝐨𝐥. 𝟏: 𝐕𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐠𝐞 - #𝟔 𝐅𝐚𝐫 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞 | 6-0-0
7) 09/20/21 | Action Wrestling | Monday Night Clash | Katherine Hastings (C) vs Spencer Adams (AW Television Championship) [No Contest] | RP - 𝐕𝐨𝐥. 𝟏: 𝐕𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐠𝐞 - #𝟕 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 | 6-0-1
8) 09/24/21 | Pro Wrestling Valor | Ascendance | Katherine Hastings defeated Remedy Jones [Pinfall] | | RP - PWV Supercard #1: Ascendance Shoots | 7-0-1
9) 09/27/21 | Action Wrestling | Monday Night Clash | Katherine Hastings (C) defeated "Hippo" Harry Diderot [Pinfall] | RP - 𝐕𝐨𝐥. 𝟏: 𝐕𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐠𝐞 - #𝟖 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐖𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐈𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐦 | 8-0-1
10) 10/04/21 | Action Wrestling | Monday Night Clash | Katherine Hastings (C) vs CVO [No Contest] | RP - 𝐕𝐨𝐥. 𝟏: 𝐕𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐠𝐞 - #𝟗 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐞 | 8-0-2
Championships & Accomplishments