For many fans, it was a parent or grandparent that first exposed them to Professional Wrestling. The story of Raychell Rose, started the same way.
“My dad was a huge wrestling fan, so it has been on in my household for a long time. I really got into watching it with him when I was 9-10 years old,” said Rose. Like most of us, she couldn’t shake the obsession. There was one wrestler in particular that made Raychell know she wanted to be more than just a fan, and that was Paige.
Raychell went to a WWE show, and it would change her life. She stated, “I went to a local WWE event and while I was watching the women’s match, I decided I wanted to do that one day.” Rose had made her decision, but wasn’t sure where to start. An unlikely meeting would prove to be a defining moment in her career.
“I ended up meeting Booker T at my local Kroger’s. He told me he had a wrestling school and I immediately went home and looked it up.”
Training at Booker’s school was not going to be easy, there was a required conditioning course. “When I started it was 150 sit ups, 150 burpees, 150 push ups, and 150 squats everyday for 14 days,” said Rose. Raychell did not feel that she was the strongest person at the start. As a result, she felt uncomfortable doing these exercises around people. She stayed afterwards to watch the in-ring training and even took notes on what was going on.
Raychell would make her debut September 28th, 2018 at Heavy Metal Wrestling. Although she is so young in her career, she already holds two championships. She is the Renegade Wrestling Revolutions Vixens Champion, and the Inspire Pro Wrestling Twin Dragon. Holding these titles so early on means a lot to Raychell. “It means there are people out there who trust me to play a prominent role in their promotions,” said Rose. “It pushes me to be better than I was last time I stepped in the ring.”
When I was looking for possible people to feature as part of this series, Raychell immediately stood out because of her character work. She says her character is based off Game of Thrones, and the strong personalities featured on the show. “I knew I wanted to channel something like that into my character,” said Rose. “I didn’t just want to be ‘The Queen’ because there are so many of those already. That’s why I added the ‘of House Rose’ part.”
Rose has had several matches since her 2018 debut, but there is one in particular that stands out to her. At Ladies Night Out 6 she faced Kylie Rae. She shared, “During that match I could feel more than a few moments click for me.” She learned a lot from Kylie, especially in that match.
Raychell has a simple, but important goal when it comes to wrestling. That’s, “to be able to make a comfortable living off of Pro Wrestling,” said Rose. “There is so much opportunity to really make it big, it’s impossible for me to only want to be part of one avenue.”