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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Q&A With ROH's @MandyLeonXO - #MMBROH

A graduate of the Ring of Honor Dojo, ROH's resident "Witchy Woman" Mandy Leon is one of the biggest stars in the new WOMEN OF HONOR division!  In addition to competing inside the ring, Leon is well-known by fans for her Inside ROH segments and pay-per-view previews on episodes of ROH television. Get to know a little bit more about "THE EXOTIC GODDESS" MANDY LEON: 
HEIGHT: 5' 6"
HOMETOWN: Brookyln, NY
I made my professional wrestling debut through the Ring Of Honor system on April 18, 2014 on the very first "Future Of Honor" show in Newville, PA where I faced current WOH star Jenny Rose. 
Describe your wrestling style and how you developed your offense.
When it comes to finishing my opponents, submissions are my go to. I have numerous submissions that I like to surprise my opponents with unexpectedly, but two of my favorites as of right now are "Santeria" (Koji Clutch) and my newly created "Havana Dreams." In this maneuver, not only is initial crank instantly trapping and choking my opponent, but I am also hyper-extending their quad, lower back, and neck in the process. When I choose to not apply a submission, I'll finish my opponents with my "Leonsault" (Moonsault) or the "Backstabbing Hex" (Backstabber). 
Do you have any athletic background?  How has that influenced your wrestling?
Aside from professional wrestling, to keep up my strength and conditioning I currently do yoga and sports performance training. I also enjoy rock climbing and hiking. Classes I take on the side include Boxing, Self Defense, and Jiu Jitsu to spice up my in ring skills. My athletic background also consists of dance, cheerleading, gymnastics, mat wrestling, basketball, volleyball, and swimming. 
Have you traveled internationally? 
Although I have wrestled all over the United States, I have yet to wrestle in other countries at this time. Wrestling internationally is a huge goal of mine and is currently in discussion. I  speak Spanish and am currently studying Japanese! 
What motivated you to become a professional wrestler?
As a child, wrestling was what brought my family together. I was inspired by the strong and beautiful women I saw wrestling on my television and knew that one day I would be in the ring competing with the best in the world and that I would make an impact on women's wrestling. Performing and entertaining is something I have done my entire life through my experience as a model, actress and dancer. Wrestling was always my dream and passion and I knew in order to be the best, I had to train with the best. Failure is not an option! 
So what else interests Mandy Leon?
Reading minds...and casting spells! 
Any final thoughts from Mandy Leon for the Women of Honor fans?
In the modern era of professional women's wrestling, it’s very rare that you have a female come along who has every tool! With a rare mix of stunning beauty, raw power and undeniable talent, I believe I am the exception to that rarity. My goal is to show the fans and locker room that I am destined for great things in Ring of Honor. As a graduate of the Ring Of Honor Dojo, ROH is my home - and I know exactly what it takes to be the dominant Woman Of Honor. I'll sum it up like this: "With fire in her bewitching eyes and the ambition to become THE best, you will want to keep your eyes on the Exotic Goddess, Mandy Leon."
Don't forget to follow Mandy and the official Women of Honor account on Twitter!

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