It was Boricua vs Boricua in the battle of Reby Sky & Ivelisse at FWE in Brooklyn, New York.
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Reby Sky with Tommy Dreamer during the main event !
(Photos courtesy of Bob Mulrenin)
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Once upon a time, before wrestling or radio, Reby Sky was Quarterback & Team Captain of the Lingerie Football League’s Tampa Breeze. Check out this “flashback” gallery, complete with roster photos, press, television screenshots & behind the scenes training pics !
Her first interview of 2013, Reby opens up about the questions everyone has been wanting the answers to in the latest issue of Honour Magazine.
From her start in wrestling to Matt Hardy, WWE to Sunny,
Reby gives her most honest interview yet.
From the Piece:
Tell us how you first became involved with the wrestling business. Were you a fan of it growing up? If so, who were your favourites?
I started watching wrestling in about 1999, when it was the cool thing to do. I went to a very strict Catholic school & I remember bringing a wrestling magazine to school with me one day & getting in BIG trouble with the nuns because one of them saw a photo of Chyna in her gear & decided it was “porn”. Regardless, she was my favorite & a huge inspiration to me. I also loved Edge & Christian. I began my career in wrestling on the “other end” of the spectrum – in broadcasting – as a host for SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s “Busted Open”, a twice weekly, 2 hour talk show program about pro-wrestling. It was through that show that I met the people who gave me the extra push I needed to decide to begin my in-ring training.
Models and wrestling has long been a contentious topic amongst women’s wrestling fans. Have you found it difficult to be taken as a wrestler with your modeling background?
There is nothing that infuriates me more. The fact that this is even a commonly asked question makes my skin crawl. What about the girls who were store clerks ? Does that past profession make them any less capable in the ring ? How about my prior career in broadcasting. Does that have no bearing on my capabilities or are we singling out the fact that I made my living as a model at one point ? It’s ridiculous. Pro wrestling is entertainment. I believe the fact that I have experience in the entertainment field leaves me & other models better equipped to perform in this business and deal with everything that comes with it.
It’s typically a criticism being a model and turning to professional wrestling. Share with us the qualities of being a model that gives you the edge when it comes to getting into the ring.
The crazy hours, the constant travelling, the critics, knowing & accepting that I have to look a certain way to be successful… all of that is already ingrained in my mind. I might not get booked because I’m the most amazing technical wrestler, but really, is that what people are looking for on the indies ? Is that what promotors are interested in selling a show based on ? Many may answer “yes”, but if that were the case for the majority, that would be what is getting booked on every show. I take my training very seriously & will never stop trying to be a “total package”, but the reality of womens wrestling is that – UNFORTUNATELY – its more of a commodity than anything and having that model look is beneficial, even integral for me getting booked. The most vocal fans, the typical “IWC” may find a lot wrong with that, but many forget that wrestling is a business, and business revolves around making money. Think about how womens wrestling is portrayed on WWE television. Like it or not, they are the standard for womens pro wrestling. That is what the majority wants to see … if it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be getting booked. It is what it is.
You’ve not really fulfilled the role of a manager to become part of Matt Hardy’s act. Is this a conscious decision on your part, or is it just something that has never presented itself? (Note: I know you’ve had the odd tag match here and there, but I’m talking about a full-time deal as such)
I prefer to work my own matches. That being said, I love Matt. If he wants me to manage him because he feels it adds to the story, benefits his match or allows a certain outcome to make sense & still protect his character then I will do it, without question. I enjoy working with him because we have a really great professional chemistry, a lot of which is due to the fact that he has mentored me so much in regards to match psychology. Could I be more involved with everything he does ? Sure, but I get enough of the “Reby only gets booked because of Matt” nonsense as it is, so really, it’s only ever his call. Matt has the luxury of being able to pick & choose his bookings and we would both much rather prefer travelling and working together as opposed to being on separate schedules. The wrestling lifestyle is trying enough on a relationship & we do what we can to put ours first while still keeping our own identities; Mainly mine.
Sunny made reference to your relationship with Matt Hardy, insinuating he was the only reason you have a place in wrestling. Is this something that often gets thrown at you? How do you counteract such abuse, if at all?
Let’s all take a moment to recall exactly how & why Sunny is in wrestling. I’ll help you out…Starts with “Chris” & ends in “andido”. There is a whole lot more to say about the issue, but I will refrain from elaborating for now. I will say this: The most notable things I’ve done in my career happened LONG before I could relate in any way to the name Hardy; EVOLVE & Dragon Gate USA & Lucha Libre USA. The fact that many wrestling fans didn’t realize I was alive & hustling before I ever met Matt Hardy does NOT discredit the fact that I was. I’ve been busting my ass training, working, traveling hours & hours for scraps since 2009. I met Matt in 2011. I know it’s hard for some to wrap their heads around it, but I did, in fact, exist before that. There are HUNDREDS of female independent wrestlers doing the exact same thing I was doing, with just the same, nearly non-existant level of recognition… I just happened to meet & fall in love with someone who made me stand out just a bit more than the masses & it’s unfair to hold that against me. To ignore my past achievements is plain ignorant.
To read the interview in its entirety – 14 questions ! – CLICK HERE
(Interview begins on page 10)
Reby Sky, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Shane Helms & a plethora of wrestling’s finest participated in the ultra-successful Chinlock for Chuck, with all proceeds going to fallen brother, Chuck Coates. Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (cancer), Chuck underwent both chemotherapy & a bone marrow transplant. Chinlock for Chuck raised $15,000 to help cover Chuck’s medical bills, aiding his family in rebuilding their lives & assisting a fellow OMEGA wrestler in his recovery. From ring set-up to security, the use of the gym to food & beverage, the overwhelming show of support has been tremendous.
To learn more, please visit ChinlockForChuck.com
(Photo Credit: Dave Layne)
Touted by many as the “MOTN”, Sky vs Havok was one of SHINE 6′s most anticipated rematches.
Check out these photos from the show in an exclusive RebySky.com gallery & watch the video package chronicling the feud between Reby Sky & Jessicka Havok at Shine Wrestling below.
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(Photos courtesy of Doug Swinskey)
Honour Magazine has featured Reby Sky in an article entitled “The Rookie Turning Heads”. For a digital copy of the magazine, CLICK HERE From the Piece: “The arrival of a brand new women’s wrestling promotion has awarded numerous upstarts in the Florida area the opportunity to rebrand & launch their careers. One woman seems to [...]
This annual list compiles five rising talents in the world of female wrestling that we think have what it takes to be the next big thing. From their in-ring abilities to their unique personalities, we aim to spotlight some of the upcoming female talent that you may not yet know about. Reby Sky is honored [...]
Reby Sky & Matt Hardy – “Skyhard” – teamed up against Joe Heisman & December for Pro Championship Wrestling’s Grave Matters in Chicago, Illinois.
Enjoy these exclusive photos, then check out video of the match HERE !
Photography Credit: Steve Powell
Reby holds nothing back in this recent interview for Playboy’s “The Smoking Jacket”. From wrestling to modeling, Matt Hardy to Howard Stern, this rare, no-holds-barred interview is definitely worth a peek. From the Piece: “You also shoot pictures yourself. In fact, you do amazing self portraits! How did you get into photography? Thank goodness you [...]
Reby Sky is on the cover of the September 3, 2012 Special Edition of Sports Illustrated Magazine as the NY Giants Girl ! Signed copies of the issue can be bought in Reby’s official store, ShopRebySky. To purchase an autographed copy of this issue, visit Shop Reby Sky !
Reby Sky recently did an exclusive interview with Diva Dirt – Listen to it in its entirety above !
From Diva Dirt:
“She’s the former NY Giants Girl, a Playboy model and not a WWE Diva–bombshell Reby Sky is instead learning her craft on the independent scene. And tonight, for the first time, Reby makes her first foray into all-female wrestling when she appears at the first SHINE Wrestling show.
With her model good looks, fans may wonder why Reby isn’t in WWE, but the former Lucha Libre USA star is content in working the independent scene and training several times a week with her former WWE star boyfriend, Matt Hardy.
In this exclusive interview, Reby talks about her journey in wrestling — from being the interviewer on Sirius XM’s Busted Open wrestling radio show, to being the interviewed, now a talent in her own right. Reby talks to us about her big breaks in Lucha Libre USA, EVOLVE’s Gabe Sapolsky championing her, and the support of her iconic boyfriend.
Reby also discusses the stigma surrounding former models in wrestling and why it drives her crazy, as well as revealing why she once turned down an opportunity with WWE.
Sky also talks about the recent controversy surrounding her being dubbed ‘Queen of Extreme’ in Shane Douglas’ new promotion, Extreme Rising, and her recent Twitter altercation with WWE Hall of Famer, Sunny.”
Reby Sky has signed with Shine Wrestling ! Following a successful debut last month, SHINE returns to Tampa, FL. with more of the best women’s wrestling in the world. See Reby at the next event HERE: SHINE 2 August 17, 2012 8 PM Bell Time The Orpheum 1915 E. 7th Avenue Ybor City, FL Watch [...]
Pick up the April-May issue of Lowrider Girls to see Reby Sky’s sexy new photo spread. On newsstands nationwide NOW ! To watch the behind the scenes video of this shoot CLICK HERE To purchase an autographed copy of this issue, visit Shop Reby Sky !
The NY Giants are going to Super Bowl XLVI & Heyman Hustle has an exclusive on the newest with NY Giants Girl, Reby Sky. From the Piece: “Forget Jenny From The Block! This Hard Hitting Queens Sensation is Bodyslamming The Competition in More Ways Than One! OK … OK … we admit it. The overtime [...]
Check out this new interview with Hoy Magazine ! For the entire article, click HERE From the Piece: Para Rebecca Reyes, el estar adentró del ring no le es extraño. Acostumbrada a la luces y al clamor de miles de aficionados, la joven de padres puertorriqueños y ex bailarina dice gozar de la atención de [...]
Reby celebrated her 25th birthday in Zumpango, Mexico with a victory over Kristin Astara for EAW International. CLICK HERE for video of the match & MORE ! From Yahoo! News (Mexico) “La ex conejita de Playboy estuvo con la empresa EAW International en Zumpango donde presentaron una espectáculo de lucha libre y uno donde los [...]
Check out this write-up on Reby Sky from FHM Magazine, complete with photos & video HERE ! From the piece: “Reby Sky is a 24-year-old American glamour model, radio and television personality, dancer and professional wrestler. Wait… what? Professional wrestler? Yep, when she’s not flouncing around poolside looking glorious in bikinis, Reby Sky is a sports-mad [...]
Reby Sky is featured in the April issue of American Curves Magazine with sexy 10-page editorial photo spread. Be sure to pick up your copy – On newsstands NOW ! Watch the even sexier behind the scenes video of Reby’s magazine photo shoot HERE. From the piece: “After a first date, if a man doesn’t make [...]
EVOLVE will return to action with a special Tuesday night event card featuring Reby Sky, Jon Moxley, Chuck Taylor & MORE on April 19th in Manhattan, New York at BB King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square. Premium tickets for “EVOLVE 7: TBA vs. TBA” are now on sale in the EVOLVEwrestling.com Shop or [...]
Reby Sky appeared at the Dragon Gate USA iPPV events in NY/NJ/PA ! Check out this write-up from Paul Heyman’s HEYMAN HUSTLE ! From the piece: “Reby added a whole new dimension to the weekend, and gave the cards a completely fresh feel. She grabbed attention and not just by her smokin’ hot looks, but [...]
The LA Times has a story profiling Reby Sky & her involvement in the wrestling industry. You can read the article by clicking HERE. From the piece: “The move to the WWE would have gotten the former Playboy model more exposure than she had on satellite radio and MTV2, but the fact that she couldn’t [...]
Congratulations to Reby Sky on being named Playboy’s Cyber Girl of the Month ! Click HERE to see the pictorial on Playboy.com From the piece: You’re probably quite content with Reby already, seeing as how she’s graced Playboy’s “Montauk Summer” pictorial, was crowned Miss Howard Stern of the Year 2009, was catapulted to fame as [...]
The Queens Tribune recently published an article on what Reby has been up to lately. You can read the full article HERE. From the piece : “Let’s face it, we love Reby Sky. She’s a gal from Queens who has made a name for herself in the pages of this paper, national magazines, on TV, [...]
From the press release: “International superstar and national sensation, Reby Sky, has partnered with DAZ to create an unprecedented offering. After exhaustive scanning, multiple photo-shoots, and motions capture sessions, DAZ 3D and Reby Sky are thrilled to announce our partnership and offering. Late this year DAZ 3D will release V4 Elite: Reby Sky to the [...]
Check out Reby’s latest write-up on Paul Heyman’s HEYMANHUSTLE.COM ! From the piece : “Sirius/XM Radio’s “Busted Open” and MTV 2′s Lucha Libre “Masked Warriors” show hostess with the mostess Reby Sky is only 24 years old, but she’s a mainstream celebrity hottie that keeps conquering every world she steps into…” CLICK HERE to read [...]
Watch Reby every Friday night at 10PM on MTV2 on Lucha Libre USA Masked Warriors ! Reby will be doing color commentary during the matches and conducting backstage interviews for the show. For photos, video, tour dates & more visit the official site at MTV.com !
See Reby Sky in a sexy and sporty pictorial in the latest issue of Sport & Fitness Magazine ! This issue is the World Cup Special & includes a photo spread & interview with Reby ! Read some of it below. (Note: Interview took place in 2009) SFME: You were the principal dancer in the [...]
Listen to Reby Sky every Wednesday from 2-4PM EST on BUSTED OPEN – Sirius 125/XM 241 with Dave LaGreca & Doug Mortman as they cover the world of professional wrestling. If you can’t catch the show live, listen to the replay on Sundays from 6-10PM EST on Sirius Ch. 122 ! Call in during show [...]
After losing an on-air bet on the NY Jets, WFAN host Craig Carton walks the Brooklyn Bridge in a speedo with Fireman Ed, Reby Sky, Sugar Hill Gang, Mr. Met & over 4500 fans and listeners ! Footage of the walk was shown on every major evening news program in metro New York that night.