Lengthy-time professional wrestling followers who yearn for some old school “wrasslin’” have helped the Nationwide Wrestling Alliance to re-emerge over the previous few years as a fully-fledged promotion, now broadcasting weekly exhibits and particular pay-per-view-events which can be available to stream via FITE.
There’s little doubt that whereas WWE and AEW provide cutting-edge graphics, pyrotechnics, and lighting on their grapple-based exhibits, the NWA has discovered its area of interest by preserving an old-school feel and appear that harks to a magical period, bringing again fond recollections of Ric Aptitude, Dusty Rhodes, and the Von Erich’s lofty heyday.
And, if you’re searching for a legit athlete that appears like she might kick your a**, you’ll be happy to know that the present NWA Ladies’s Champion, Kamille, suits the invoice completely. Previously identified by the longer ring identify; Kamille “Brickhouse” (as a result of she is constructed like one!), M&F sat down with the 28-year-old (whose actual identify is Kailey Farmer) to atone for her professional wrestling profession, her begin within the Lingerie Soccer League, and her eventual dominance within the area of bodybuilding.
“I grew up taking part in sports activities”, says the 5’10” athlete from Durham, NC. “I performed the whole lot. I performed soccer, and volleyball, swimming — the whole lot. My favourite sport was really volleyball, however I wasn’t tall sufficient to go to a Division 1 school for volleyball, so I ended up getting a full-ride blended with teachers, for softball. In order that’s why I selected softball to play at school.”
Kamille Is Married to Her Artwork
There’s little distinction between dwelling and the “workplace” for Kamille, since her accomplice is fellow skilled wrestler, Thomas Latimer. The 2 had been married earlier this month in Durham and spent a wonderful honeymoon within the Dominican Republic, however with downtime now a distant reminiscence, the NWA Ladies’s Champion is focussed on defending her title in opposition to KiLynn King at NWA’s “Alwayz Prepared” on June 11. “I’m a really ‘benefit from the second’ sort of individual,” says Kamille. “On the wedding ceremony I ate, after which on the honeymoon I ate and drank there, so now it’s like, okay, I’ve every week to get sorted for the pay-per-view!”
Her love of professional wrestling started within the late ’90s when she would watch the likes of Lita, Edge and Brock Lesnar throughout WWE’s “Angle Period” together with her dad, however she drifted away from it in highschool, and till after she’d earned her diploma. Shortly after leaving school, Kamille went to a small impartial wrestling present together with her dad as soon as once more, and she or he figured that wrestling could possibly be in her future. “The subsequent morning, I sort of awakened and had this epiphany,” she says. “I grew up taking part in sports activities and I did slightly appearing after I was youthful too, so [wrestling] is a mixture of each. I can completely do that!”
Kamille enrolled within the Workforce 3D Wrestling Academy in Kissimmee, FL, a faculty run by former WWE Tag-team Champions, The Dudley Boyz. “You weren’t allowed to get within the ring till you proved your self health smart exterior of the ring,” she recollects. Dan Carr, the creator of the hit TV present “American Gladiators” additionally labored on the college and would put Kamille via grueling warmup drills, serving as a terrific mentor for her burgeoning wrestling profession.
As desires of changing into a wrestler started to return collectively, Kamille felt that taking part in the character of a smash-mouth soccer participant who additionally broke bones within the ring can be a terrific idea, so when she heard concerning the Lingerie Soccer League, Kamille aced a tryout and started making a 12-hour spherical journey from Florida with a view to play as a linebacker for the Atlanta Steam. The ladies might have been scantily clad, however the Lingerie Soccer League was actually no pillow combat.
“We put on sort of like these pads, however they had been actually only for present, like children pads, after which the helmet is sort of a visor and nothing to guard your face actually in any respect. So, I keep in mind like the primary play of the primary sport a lady from Pittsburgh got here in and simply hit me in my jaw and I believed I broke my jaw,” recollects Kamille. Whereas the LFL provided little in the best way of pay, the long run champ was capable of get her season as a soccer participant and had actually proved that she could possibly be a power to be reckoned with within the ring.
Constructing Kamille ‘The Brickhouse’
Throughout her time in Florida, Kamille had additionally began to assume severely about taking to the stage as a bodybuilding competitor, however had made a few false-starts together with her prep, as life took over and derailed her progress. Nonetheless, within the years that adopted, Kamille by no means gave up the need to compete. “It was my third time making an attempt, through the Covid pandemic, we weren’t wrestling… and I used to be like, I would like one thing or I’m simply going to turn out to be a fats sofa potato,” laughs Kamille. “I would like a objective. I used to be like, that is the time, no excuses, life can’t get in the best way now as a result of you aren’t doing something. All the pieces simply fell into place, it was excellent.” Kailey “Kamille” Farmer got here first within the NPC Daytona Seaside Traditional bodybuilding contest on Sept. 26, 2020. “I gained total on my first ever present,” she beams.
As a long-time athlete, Kamille needed to study the variations between exercising for operate, and hitting the health club to construct her physique. “I name it lifting for aesthetics,” she laughs. “In school, you raise functionally as a result of nobody cares the way you look so long as you may hit a house run.” Kamille additionally dabbled in strongman, as soon as once more successful in her first competitors held at a neighborhood health club. “We did stuff life throwing kegs behind our heads and lifting ATV’s, it was a lot enjoyable.”
There’s little doubt that when NWA proprietor Billy Corgan (sure, he of Smashing Pumpkins fame) signed Kamille as the primary feminine wrestler on his roster in 2021, he scored one in every of wrestling’s subsequent large issues. She gained the ladies’s championship that very same yr, and followers are already reserving their very own fantasy dream matches for her. “I give it some thought not a lot as who I need to wrestle, however what would promote out an area,” she says. “One can be Rhea Ripley in WWE simply because we now have an analogous physique construct. She is a tough and difficult sort of woman, and I believe that individuals would need to see that match, after which the second is Jade Cargill in AEW, identical factor, she has a terrific look and I believe lots of people would pay cash to see that match”
However for now, Kamille is loving her place within the ever-growing NWA locker room and is intent on having a dominating title reign for a while to return as she prepares for Alwayz Prepared. “At NWA, there actually is a household really feel,” she shares. “Billy Corgan, the tremendous rockstar is my boss, but I can sit there and discuss to him and have a dialog with him which is very nice.” Nevertheless, when the bell rings on June 11, the grins will disappear and people niceties can be changed with complete distain for her challenger. “I’m a one-time champion, I’m not shedding that factor.”
Kamille’s Higher-Physique ‘Push’ Exercise Session
- Cable flye (seated if accessible)
- 1 set of 15
- 1 set of 10
- 1 set pause set. (12-15 reps, relaxation,10-15 reps, relaxation, 8 reps)
- Incline barbell bench press
- 3 units of 5
- 1 dropset 5 reps, reduce weight in half, go till failure
- Flat-bench dumbbell press
- Hammer Power chest iso press/
Pec flye (arms straight)
- 3 units of 15 press reps every arm/12 tempo reps on flye’s (1333)
- Seated dumbbell shoulder press
Lateral dumbbell increase
- 1 set of 12 presses / 20 lateral raises
- 2 units of 8 presses/20 lateral raises
- Alternating dumbbell entrance increase
- 3 tempo units arm (1313), 10 reps
- Smith machine or barbell upright row
- 1 Set of 15
- 2 dropsets 10 reps, reduce weight in half, then as many reps until failure
- Triceps cable pushdowns
- 3 Units 10 overhand / 10 underhand