Published on August 12th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Dani Jordyn On Southern Honor Wrestling, Appearing On AEW & NWA, “Mean Girls 2” & More

While her in-ring debut was less than 4 years ago, Dani Jordyn — a native of Long Island, New York who resides in the Atlanta area — has had a break-out year as a professional wrestler. In a period when most wrestlers have been forced to stay at home and away from crowd-centric live events, Jordyn’s 2020 has seen her appear on NWA Powerrr and as part of multiple episodes of All Elite Wrestling’s AEW Dark series. In turn, you may have recently seen Dani Jordyn compete in recent televised outings against the likes of Big Swole, Kris Statlander, and AEW champion Hikaru Shida.

As if those credits alone were not enough, Dani Jordyn was awarded “Georgia Female Wrestler Of The Year” award honors from the Georgia Wrestling History commitee in both 2018 and 2019. Trained by AR Fox and current AEW star QT Marshall, Jordyn has also been in the ring with Priscilla Kelly, current IMPACT Wrestling star Kiera Hogan, former AEW champion Nyla Rose and ECW icon Tommy Dreamer.

Through our mutual friend Garett Sakahara, I was connected with Dani Jordyn for an interview on August 5, 2020. As luck would have it mid-interview, the city of Long Beach, New York lost power for more than 5 hours. Fortunately I was able to salvage the first 10 minutes or so of that video chat and then reschedule with Ms. Jordyn for a second interview via Zoom on August 11, 2020. Thus, the video embedded below is a combination of our 2 conversations. Among the topics we discussed:

– Dani Jordyn’s New York roots
– Her recent experiences wrestling for AEW
– Southern Honor Wrestling being her home promotion
– People confusing her with Kenzie Paige
– Aspirations beyond wrestling
– Whether she has seen Mean Girls 2

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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