This has been a very touchy subject from the beginning of my career. I’m sure I speak for the real women workers on this matter. The ones that are at training every week, even ten years into their career, the ones that watch wrestling to learn more about the craft, the ones that want veterans to critique their matches, the girls that want to get better every day. I’m speaking for the women who have passion and respect for the game, and know that it’s not just a hobby to dress up cute, get into the lockerroom and snag a boyfriend.
I’ve trained with a lot of different people, at a lot of different places. And every time I hear someone say “Oh there’s this new girl training…” I tell them to tell me about her in six months. Why do I have this attitude? Am I jealous? Um no. It’s from past experience:
I used to train with a girl named Ruby Red. She had a lot of potential as a luchadora. I took her under my wing, and got her on shows. I took her to Gil’s Garage, the underground, historic lucha libre school that was considered an honor to train there. I introduced her to Los Luchas and made her a part of my family. What ever happened to that Ruby Red? She started banging everybody in the locker rooms, started sleeping with an older man and got married and knocked up. Her “career” lasted thirty seconds. Should a girl that hasn’t been in the business for a minute, and is known to cause trouble and sleep around, be respected by the other workers at a promotion?
I worked with a girl at AWS one time. I forgot her name. I think she was training for about six weeks, but I DO remember she was dating Scott Lost at the time. Why do I remember that? Well. Let’s just say the girl was making some severely stupid mistakes in our match. I think I chopped her a few times. She was a really nice girl, but had no business being on a card. What happens next? Scott Lost, the guy she’s banging, storms in the women’s locker room and goes off on me, a 7-year veteran at the time. When I say go off, I mean screamed in my face, telling ME I should respect HIM for whatever reason. Asshole. Now IM not getting any respect in my own space, because his girlfriend decided she wants to go pro. *On a side note, thank you Jezebel Romo for being the only one who had any balls to stick up for me on that matter.
What about the girl that does train, and does try to further her career…but is dating one guy in the locker room, and decides to sleep with another guy in the same locker room, who happens to be married? Then goes and gets drunk and messes around with someone else? Then gets another guy to get pissed off at the guy she messed around with while she was drunk? Do I shake her hand, when a locker room is falling apart because of her promiscuity?
What about the girl that a worker ”hires” to take the focus off him because he doesn’t have the greatest skills? You know, that dumb bitch with the Snookie poof and hooker heels that makes you want to fist pump? The one that applies her make-up on with a spray can. Yeah, that girl. She doesn’t say hi to anyone, doesn’t know what respect means because she’s barely of age or never learned it. As for paying dues? The only dues she’s paid is putting her profile up on Model Mayhem or answering an ad on craigslist that said ”wrestler valet needed.”
That last one makes me feel bad for the managers and valets that actually know the business and respect it.
Let’s not forget the countless Ring rats and dirty skanks who find their way into the locker room. Let’s not leave those girls out.
My point is, the fact that any category you put a girl in, we all have vaginas (some more worn out than others). And I feel that the women workers sometimes get the shaft. We have to work extra hard to gain the respect of everyone, because the dirty bitches make us look bad in an instant.
Is there a solution to this problem? Probably not. But these are the reasons some women just don’t deserve respect in the locker room. Or in life for that matter.
I’d like to thank all the Allison Dangers, Sara Del Reys, and Daisy Hazes of the business for really showing that women can make an impact on this business in a positive light. Keep on keeping on.
And for all the potential women talent that believes they belong in this business: don’t shit where you eat.
Love and Light,