Devlyn Macabre reflects on her travels abroad to Europe.
Throughout the spring and summer of 2023, Devlyn Macabre received the opportunity to showcase her talents on a new continent — Europe to be exact. Between the months of May and September, Macabre explored several European countries, including Germany, Poland, England, and the Netherlands. During a chat with WrestleZone’s Ella Jay, “The American Tragedy” shared some of the main takeaways from her ventures in the European wrestling scene.
“It was an amazing trip. It was very worth it,” Macabre said. “I remember the night before I left, I was like, ‘I don’t know if I want to [go], I don’t I may regret this. This is a long time to be away from home.’ But it was such a lifelong memory trip. I had friends in the Netherlands actually, two of them. I met them on PlayStation when I was like 15. Their names are Sten and Jordi. Sten actually came to America once and stayed with me and my mom, and me, him and my friends, we all hung out. And, when I was in the Netherlands, he has an apartment, so I was able to stay with him, so that was really cool. It was nice to have a friend.”
“Then when I was doing bookings throughout that month, I was wrestling mainly in Germany. So I was in and out of Germany a lot, and I met a lot of the wrestlers there. Then I started at wXw. They were very welcoming. They’re very nice over there. I didn’t really have any issues with anyone. It’s definitely a different culture over there. They’re very different with a lot of things, but overall, at the end of the day, I made a lot of friends, I made a lot of memories, and I learned so much. Robert, he is the head coach at wXw, he was so great.”
“I learned so much different things from him. We did tape studies where we would just sit there and watch matches and he would just give critiques. It was just amazing. I think he was trained by Walter, or Gunther [in WWE], so he’s passing his knowledge down too. It was pretty incredible. Then just the production over there, I got to say, Germany takes the cake because they have actual cameras and they have a Titantron and they have music. They have all these things, these graphics, and I’m just like, ‘Wow, America is really lacking with this.’ Some of the graphics I’ve been on look like it was put in Pic Collage and you just crop me out real quick. It was awesome [in Europe], it was incredible.”
Looking toward her future trips to Europe, Macabre named Mila Smidt, Nina Samuels, and Baby Allison as three competitors she hopes to work with. While she’s already wrestled Smidt and Allison this year, Macabre is eager to square off with them again sometime.
Watch our full interview with Devlyn Macabre below: