“The new project I’ve been working on is the Female Fight League, which the announcement was just made during the Cauliflower Alley convention, the Baloney Blowout,” she said. “Basically, it’s going to be a female version of the NWA. The details are still being worked out. We really want to do something to boost female wrestling as a whole throughout the world, and, mainly, the United States.”
Is the Female Fight League perhaps a reaction to the state of women’s wrestling at the moment?
“There’s a lot of people that have been coming up to me that are a little bit frustrated with the state right now,” Anderson explained. “Is it going up? Is it going down? I can’t really speak on that. But there’s a lot of frustration, and there are a lot of wrestling fans that are big fans of female wrestling.
There are a number of promotions that feature women’s wrestling, such as Femmes Fatales in Montreal, ChickFight in California, SHIMMER out of Chicago, WSU in New England, and Pro Wrestling EVE in England.
Not all of the companies are on board yet with the Female Fight League.
“It’s very, very good that we have those companies out there, and we hope for, with the Female Fight League, that these companies are able to work together to make it bigger in the United States,” Anderson said. “Our companies, they’re so spread out, we’re not really in competition with each other, so we need to find a way to work together to put a lot more focus on it.”
Melissa also reveals that she is in talks to expand her already storied career to Mexico:
“I’m in light talks with Mexico, and that’s something that I would really love just to add to my career,” she said. “I spent a lot of time in Japan, the United States, Canada, a lot of time in Europe. I never really gave Mexico a shot, so that’s a personal goal for myself right now.”
This is really a great interview with Melissa, so be sure to check it out here. I know many (including us) were hoping Melissa to become the new SHIMMER Champion earlier this month, but it looks like she still has plenty to look forward to.