U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist April Holmes talks to WWE.com

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June 20, 2012

Her passion outside track and field has always been keeping a positive attitude — something she instills upon the children and other amputees she tells her story to.

"Be comfortable with who you are. When you look into the mirror be happy with yourself. Everybody was created to be different, we weren't all created to be alike," Holmes told WWE.com when asked about the advice she'd give others struggling with bullying and identifying themselves. "Be comfortable in your own skin. You're trying to be someone you're not rather than appreciate the beauty you have both inside and outside."

Just as Holmes speaks out about bullying and is a positive role model for people across the WWE Universe, she notes that, being a fan of WWE, the Superstars and Divas are too.

"I love 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon," Holmes said with a laugh. "Now when I watch, I see Tamina in the ring and it's so cool to see what she does up there."

WWE.com caught up with Tamina, who was touched that Holmes would think of her.

"I'm inspired by her," Tamina told WWE.com. "She said 'This is me, this is who I am, I'm going to take it, own it no matter what. I would love to meet her one day."

Holmes, who was named an All-American for track in college thinks she has the right moves to get inside the WWE ring. "I'm definitely a top rope person," she said with a smile. "I'd love to go up to the top rope and just land [the splash] on someone!"

And Holmes' ring name? "One Fast Amp" is a moniker she's had throughout the years in competition.

Tamina says she and the other Divas would welcome Holmes to step inside the squared circle at any time. 

"Any time, any day, I'd love to have April come into the ring with me. We would tag team - I'd do the Superfly Splash on one side, she can do it off the other. She's such an inspiration."

For more information on April Holmes and the April Holmes Foundation, follow her at @AprilHolmes and like her on Facebook

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