Forster has two nicknames: Taya and Wera Loca (Crazy Blond). Her wrestling persona is a villain whose arch-rival is Faby (a.k.a. Faby Apache).
“I’m the bad foreigner who comes in and ruins her life,” Forster said. “I get booed and yelled at. That’s part of the job. If the audience isn’t doing that, then I’m not doing my job.”
Her look is dramatic: blond and red hair with a bandana, tights with cut-outs on the sides and fur boots. Forster, who is fiercely protective of her image, designs all her outfits.
It’s unusual for a foreigner to enter the ranks of lucha libre. It’s even more rare for a non-Latin American to achieve the success Forster has.
She’s employed by Lucha Libre AAA, a wrestling promotions company. She also has a contract with Lucha Underground, a wrestling TV series that airs in Mexico and the U.S. Forster just finished shooting episodes for Lucha Underground’s second season.
In 2014, she won the title of Reina de Reinas (Queen of Queens) at Triplemania XXII. Forster defeated Faby despite having her nose broken in two places by a kick to the face. Her victory photo shows bloodstains on her white fur boots.
“I’m the first-ever foreigner to have won this in 22 years of the company,” said Forster, who is also the longest-reigning champion.
“I’m the top girl. And I’ve had to fight my way tooth and nail to get here. I’m extremely proud to represent a foreigner that came into this crazy world.”
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