10 Questions With... Tenille Dashwood

Find out what Tenille Dashwood’s hidden talent is, her take on “Game of Thrones,” her thoughts on facing Sumie Sakai for the Women of Honor World Title at Death Before Dishonor on Sept. 28 and more!

1. If you weren’t a pro wrestler, what would you be doing for a living?

I’d love to be a travel blogger. I am so fascinated by the world and I want to see it all and document how amazing it is. I try to do a bit of this already, but if I wasn’t wrestling, I think this would be ideal.

2. What’s a subject you’d like to know more about?

Photography and film editing. I’m addicted to looking at travel pages. The amazing photographs and videos that I see make me want to see the world. There’s something magical in a photograph being able to make you want to do something or give you a memory that can take you back to a moment in time where everything seemed perfect.

3. Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Deep dish pizza.

4. Do you have any hidden talents?

I can roll my stomach like a belly dancer, does that count?

5. What’s something that everyone seems to like that you just don’t see the appeal of?

For years, I didn’t get the “Game of Thrones” craze. However, I will admit that lately I started watching it. I had to force myself through the first couple of seasons and still didn’t get the appeal. But now, a few more seasons in, I’m hooked! Took me long enough.

6. If you could only watch one (non-wrestling) show on TV, what would it be?

Anything Food Network- or Cooking Channel-related, really.

7. We know you had your own cooking show on YouTube. What’s your favorite food to make?

I always loved making the mini cheesecakes. They were a bit hit! I also love making breakfast. Lately I’ve been making a turmeric tofu with zucchini and avocado that’s so good. And for dinner I love the recipe I did for spaghetti squash and meat sauce!

8. What do you miss most about Australia?

I will always miss my family and friends the most. Now I can try to get back to visit a bit more often, luckily. But it’s so hard to be away for such long periods of time, especially when the nieces and nephews are growing up. Miss them so much!

9. You’ve been wrestling for more than half your life. What would it mean to you to win the Women of Honor World Title?

Although I’ve achieved a lot in my career so far, there’s also so much more I want to do. I’ve never held a championship at a professional level. I came to ROH to do what I love and that is to wrestle. I think my passion for wrestling and this business is clear to any fan out there. I don’t feel I need to prove myself to them, but I do need to prove to myself that I can do this.

10. If Sumie Sakai is reading this, what message do you have for her?

In my head, that Women of Honor championship has been mine ever since the tournament was first announced. The last time we went face to face during the tournament I was left empty-handed and disappointed. I couldn’t bring myself to step in the ring and congratulate Sumie that night because I felt I like I should have won. I felt like I let myself down and I let my fans down. I respect Sumie, but I don’t plan on letting that happen again.

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