Miranda Gordy appeared on this week’s “Wilde On” podcast to discuss where her brother Ray is these days, Michael Hayes’ impact on her career, and what made her get into wrestling.
Miranda talking about what her brother, Ray Gordy (formerly Jesse/Slam Master J in WWE) is doing nowadays:
“He’s retired (from wrestling),” Miranda said. “He’s living in Georgia. He’s a police officer now. He’s on the SWAT team. Ray has helped me a lot anytime I have questions and he is just guiding me because he’s been there and done that.”
Miranda said her family and Michael Hayes has been a help to her as well:
“Of course, Michael Hayes has helped me for the most part whenever he can,” she shared. “My mom supports it. I’m trying to get my sister involved.”
Miranda on what she did before wrestling:
“Before wrestling, I lived on a ranch and we rescued horses,” Gordy said.
“People put them in auctions when they don’t need them or have too many of them. We go to Mexico or Canada to meet and rescue them. We gave them a better life and gave them better homes. Not just horses. I have rabbits and chickens and all kinds of animals.”
“I was doing ranch life.”
On what made her get into wrestling:
“I had someone reach out and bug me about it. I thought, ‘You know what? I’ll try it’, and then I fell in love with it. I still live in Missouri. I still live on a big farm and have one horse.”
She continued, “I went to one (wrestling show) because the Von Erich boys were at a Dallas show. I thought it would be nice to go there and see them and a couple other people I knew.”
“Everyone was super nice. They all were like, ‘We’re so glad you came out.’ I went to a couple more and I got a manager spot and I got to punch somebody. We were in this big stadium. I punched the person, and of course the crowd popped. I was like, ‘This is really cool. I think I can do more of this’, and I was instantly hooked.”
“That was the big moment where I was like, ‘I’m going to start training. I’m going to do this.’ I started training in September of 2018.”