Battlelines are drawn for Erika

Wrestler Erika Reid, with her pet rat Pixie. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Alesha Capone

Professional wrestler Erika Reid will break out her best and boldest moves when she takes on an interstate rival this week.

The Braybrook star will fight Perth’s Lena Kross for the first time at the Italian Sports Club of Werribee.

The two women will feature as one of the main events in Battle Lines, presented by Showdown Wrestling.

Photo by Damjan Janevski.

Reid said her beloved pet rat, Pixie, often accompanied her to wrestling events.

She described wrestling as “like theatre, but fighting”.

“People are like, ‘Wrestling’s so fake’, but it’s not – it’s hard to fake getting punched in the head,” she said.

“With wrestling, I enjoy the creative outlet, I enjoy the character and I enjoy fighting – I think that’s lots of fun.”

Photo by Damjan Janevski.

Reid said that her full wrestling character name – Dreamtime Voodoo Witch Erika Reid – demonstrated her pride in her indigenous heritage and hopes of being a role model for children and indigenous young people.

Battle Lines will be held Saturday, April 13. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm show start.

Tickets: adults $20, children $15. Bookings: