10 Questions With... Karen Q

Find out what Karen Q’s favorite thing is about Chinese culture, which internet celebrity is her guilty pleasure, her message to her opponents in the Four Corner Survival match at Final Battle on Dec. 14 and more.

1. If you weren’t a pro wrestler, what would you be doing for a living?
I currently teach physical education at an elementary school, and if I wasn’t a professional wrestler, I’d still be teaching. Luckily, I’m fortunate to do both.

2. What is your earliest memory of pro wrestling?
I remember when I was 8 years old, my brother and I always watched wrestling on TV and we used to imitate pro wrestling moves, even though we clearly shouldn’t have tried those moves at home. I guess my brother chokeslamming me onto the couch prepared me for my wrestling career.

3. What is the best advice you’ve been given about the wrestling business and who gave it to you?
The best advice that I’ve gotten from my trainer, Damian Adams, is to always hustle. I’ve learned that you have to create your own opportunities.

4. What’s a subject you’d like to know more about?
I wish I knew more about cooking.  Flavor isn’t one of my specialties when I’m cooking a meal.

5. Do you have a guilty pleasure?
“Dr. Pimple Popper.”

6. What’s something popular that you just don’t see the appeal of?
What is vaping?

7. What are some of the sports you participated in before becoming a pro wrestler?
Gymnastics, volleyball, diving, handball, tennis, and dance, just to name a few.

8. As a Chinese-American, what is your favorite thing about Chinese culture?
Chinese food, hands down. And I’m not talking about the Chinese takeout that’s available anywhere. I’m talking about the soup dumplings, dim sum and Peking duck!

9. We know you’re multilingual. How many languages do you speak and which is the most difficult for you?
English, Mandarin, Cantonese and un poquito Español from taking Spanish in grade school.

10. If your opponents in the Four Corner Survival Match for the Women of Honor World Title -- Sumie Sakai, Madison Rayne and Kelly Klein -- are reading this, what message do you have for them?
If they’re reading this then I’m flattered, but clearly I’m more focused than they are because I’ve got my eyes set on the Women of Honor World Championship. Maybe instead of reading my 10 Questions they should figure out how they’re going to try to beat me at Final Battle