Exclusive: Sara Del Rey Says Joining WWE is Her “Main Focus and Goal”

Having ruled over the independent scene in North America for the past several years, Sara Del Rey is looking for a new challenge — WWE.

Sara, who has earned her moniker as “Queen of Wrestling” through her work in promotions like SHIMMER, CHIKARA and ROH, says that the one thing that’s eluded her is a WWE contract, but she’s making it her “main focus and goal” to join the professional wrestling juggernaut.

RELATED: Exclusive: ROH Hoping to Launch Women’s Division in 2012, Says Sara Del Rey

Speaking to us exclusively on DD360 last night, Sara said: “I haven’t been shy about saying that’s my next career goal [joining WWE]. I’ve been doing this nearly 11 years now and I just feel like that would be a very new, interesting challenge for me to be there. I’d love to be there and be a part of it. I think it’s awesome that the fans want to see it too. With the way storylines are going in WWE right now for the women, I think it’d be great. I’d fit in well with what’s going on now.”

“That’s my main focus and goal right now — just to get a shot [at WWE]. I’ve never done it. I don’t think I’ll be wrestling the rest of my life, so I’d like to do it before my wrestling career is over, so that’s my main my focus for the rest of 2011 and 2012.”

Sara is further probed about how she thinks she’d cope working within the confines of WWE’s restrictive Divas division — riddled by lack of time on TV, character development and storylines — issues which, as has been well documented by former Divas such as Gail Kim, can be extremely frustrating. Sara feels that working within those boundaries would be a challenge in itself, but it’s a challenge she’s ready to rise to. Del Rey further discusses the challenge of the Divas division on DD360, which can be heard in full at the link below.

Earlier this year, WWE signed Sara’s former ROH stablemates, Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero, known collectively as the Kings of Wrestling.

Listen to Sara talk more about her WWE goal by catching the replay of DD360 here.

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  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    With the way storylines are going in WWE right now for the women, I think it’d be great. I’d fit in well with what’s going on now.”

    I think Sara got 2000-2004 confused with 2008-2011 divas division…..

    Ne who I thought she said before ( Im not sure) that she wasnt intrested in joining wwe ? Eh I guess she is now.. Hopefully WWe picks her up…thats slim to none.

    • norisclouds

      I think she tried out once before and they rejected her–it was around the period when they were starting to go towards recruiting female wrestlers from glamour models. (Someone can correct me if I’m wrong–but I distinctly remember listening to/reading interviews where she and Cheerleader Melissa were rejected around the same time when they first tried out)

      • NY32986

        Mercedes was too, but she was denied more-so because of her Shoulder (Injury first occurred at Chickfight IV Vs Melissa and got worse resulting in Surgery in 07).

    • Nostalgia

      I believe she wants to have the opportunity to cement her legacy. Let’s be honest. No one will be talking about Indy wrestlers of today in 10-15 years. At least she could have that opportunity to be immortalized in wwe history

  • shameronstar

    Wow! This is very surprising to hear. I’ll admit, I’m one of those fans who you would say are “inside the main stream bubble” so personally I really don’t know that much about indy wrestling or it’s popular wrestlers, but I have heard many great things about them from various sources including Diva Dirt and the other fans that post hear. Sara Del Rey, of course, is no exception because I’ve heard many wonder things about her to the point where I think everyone has unanimously said that she is arguably one of the greatest female wrestlers in North America currently, PERIOD, at the very least in the top 5, so my point is for someone of her experience, skill, talent and acumen as a wrestler to make it a primary goal to be in the wwe kind of had me going REALLY? but if she wants in to the Wide World Entertainment than in all honesty and sincerity good luck to her because I think someone like her could definitely stand out much like Kharma has.

  • shannymac

    OH MY GOD! I would seriously die of joy if this were to happen. With Kharma sidelined due to pregnancy, as well as the fact that it not totally certain when she’ll come back (if ever), SDR would be the perfect way to enact all of the plans WWE may have had before. She’s easily just as skilled and formidable as Kharma, and signing her would bring a massive amount of attention to the division.

    If only WWE could pull their heads out of their collective ass and pay attention to what the fans really want to see.

    • Spike7000

      How do you know ”it not totally certain when she’ll come back (if ever)” about Kharma not returning from her leave? She actually is

      If she would not be coming back, she would not have responded about herself being on WWE 12 game including responding to Beth’s comments even talking about the Muppets themed episode of RAW recently

      WWE is not stupid on releasing her because they do not want to risk another lawsuit like with Dawn Marie for ex. back in 2005 plus they know the fact that she is valuable

  • http://www.diva-fiva.com samtherofl

    I like her but she’s too vanilla for me + she doesn’t fit the WWE look (Kharma is a monster, that’s why she’s an exception) + with current storyline, they don’t really have a place for her..

    It’d be nice if she did join though.

    • laqisha

      So does Tamina

  • bressie

    I think personal relationships has changed her POV on WWE.

    • Dave Muscarella

      I know what your implying but she has been wanting to got into WWE for a while now. She has said getting into WWE was more about her legacy than anything else. Regardless of how WWE uses women wrestlers, its just where you want to go. You can’t blame her for wanting some financial stability either.

      • bressie

        All true.

        Also Sara has been spinning her wheels for a year or so now too. Seriously what is left on the indies?

        • Dave Muscarella

          I would like to see her win a men’s title like the new CHIKARA Grand Championship. She almost made it to the final of the 12 Large, but was beaten by Quack in North Carolina.

          But yeah, there really is nothing left for her to do. This year, she got to wrestle Kana and Aja, so her bucket list is getting pretty empty aside from WWE.

    • NY32986

      Plus Daniel Bryan,

      but when you want to do something like this, you need to understand you for the most part need to have a softer look about yourself SDR needs that change. FCW may be the place. She can still work just with a look that will matter on TV, Beth and Nattie are classic examples of those who play the “Bully Girls” but have the looks that work plus can work too.

  • Dave Muscarella

    I am as big of a SDR fan as there is and I think she would do great in WWE. Her problem is that she is TOO good for WWE. She is better in the ring than 80% of the male roster. She’d make a great opponent for Beth though. That’s my dream match.

    But Sara has done just about everything you can do on the indies. Much like CM Punk and Bran Danielson, I think she has outgrown promotions like CHIKARA and ROH. WWE might not be the best way to use her talents, but its a national stage. She deserves some worldwide exposure.

  • jacknife2058

    Hmm, I’m not sure if that’s such a good idea. Given the current status of the Divas division and the way it’s managed I can’t see how it can be anything other than a career trap waiting to happen.

  • LucTempest

    I love SDR, but I feel the one thing she needs to work on to get accepted by WWE is physical image. Toning and overall image boost to make her more than just the best female wrestler in America.
    Then again, if that was all it took, they would be trying to sign Cheerleader Melissa who is the total package.
    Sara is definitely in my Top 5 women who could make the Diva Division great.

    • LucTempest

      And how to book her? Easy.
      Let D.O.D. really run the divas division, maybe even defeating Trish and Lita at WM. Then when Kharma is ready to return, let her bring SDR to go up against Beth and Natalya, saying they are just as Barbie doll as the rest of them, and that the real wrestlers have come to show them how it’s really done.

    • norisclouds

      Yep and they rejected Cheerleader Melissa at least once before…I don’t really think WWE is into indie wrestlers for the most part. They bring them in and they rarely book them seriously. Beth, Kong, and Natalya have been recent exceptions, and we’ll have to see what happens to AJ Lee. I know they’ve done some recent signings or recruited some new girls, but even people like Mickie James–you have to admit–were taking backseats to the in-house created model divas for a good deal of their tenure. I’m very suspicious of the way WWE handles veteran wrestling talent now…they seem to want to use them to put over whoever *they* think is marketable.

      • Dave Muscarella

        If you want to hire good wrestlers with that “WWE look”, I dont know why they have signed Jessie McKay yet. She is absolutely gorgeous and she can wrestle pretty damn well too. And she’s still really young so WWE can send her to FCW for a year or two to adjust and be molded into that WWE diva. I dont know why they waste their time for models at all.

        • norisclouds

          I’m convinced that Gail Kim’s shoot touched on the real reason: they just don’t want their women to be that good because they don’t want to upstage the men/don’t view it as important enough. It’s a sideshow attraction to them and they have no intention of making it anything more.

        • Marshy

          Jessie McKay totally fits the bill that WWE are looking for,cause like you said she is absolutely gorgeous, she can wrestle pretty damn well,and she is really young that she could be in a FCW for a year or two to wrestle WWE Style and become a WWE Diva.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/DivasManiaHD xILOVENATTIEx

          I’ve said this before but Im going to say it again, maybe if the mens division wasn’t such a joke (besides CM Punk) then they wouldn’t have to worry about the girls upstaging them.
          I Personally still connect with WWE behind the scenes, but rarely watch their programming and such, and I think its a shame because they men and the women have SO much more potential, WWE is big, it will always be the Top Dog no matter what its like, but they need to get rid of Vince and start making this company worth something, and thats starting with getting rid of the word “entertainer” and start using the forbidden “W” word again

  • http://www.youtube.com/RingVixens Teri

    This girl is too good for the WWE, hands down. However, I understand why she would want this.

    • Valese

      True, i would(personally) view it as degrading if i saw her wrestle in a 1-2 minute match with a mitigated moveset. Especially if she was turned into a joke like Jillian… But she has done everything in the independent scene and garnered a veritable reputation so i assume signing with WWE is just a way of doing everything in the world of wrestling albeit WWE focuses more on entertainment.

  • Cyndi

    Does she know she wont be wrestling men or doing the kinda matches she uses to and she will have to do photoshoots in bikini or whatever the exact thing she makes fun of the divas about? isn’t not Hyperical

    • HelloMisakitty

      Like other people have said, I think this is more about wanting to experience the big leagues no matter how they treat her. There’s nothing that she hasn’t done outside of WWE/TNA so I completely understand why she wants to go for it!

      • Cyndi

        she would have to wrestle girly and half her moveset would have to be scaled down tremendously no Piledrivers

        • HelloMisakitty

          No she wouldn’t. I don’t think Kharma will be doing a Sitout Facebuster or slap. Maybe you are exaggerating slightly because when it comes to movesets WWE don’t tone it down to BARE minimum. They let Melina use Last Call and Michelle use the Faithbreaker (both quite risky moves).

        • norisclouds

          @HELLOMISAKITTY I don’t think WWE is going to let their women take piledrivers. It’s very dangerous. They didn’t even let Lita use her Frankensteiner anymore because Stephanie nearly knocked herself unconscious taking it–and that wasn’t about Lita executing it wrong–it’s just risky if the other person doesn’t have that rough and tumble experience she does. I can imagine that she might be able to do those moves on Beth and Natalya, who are more experienced with the fast-paced, highly skilled matches women have in the indies, but I imagine they will dumb her moveset down to two or three moves like they do with every woman they sign, regardless of their experience.

    • perceval

      Think of it like baseball. Every professional baseball player wants to be in the Majors.

      The indies are like the minor leagues. ROH and Shimmer are the AAA level. WWE and TNA are the Major Leagues.

      But, to get anywhere as a woman in TNA, you have to have been in a WWE ring these days. Look at the Knockouts Champions of the last year…

      Tara
      Madison Rayne
      Mickie James
      Winter
      Mickie James
      Winter
      Velvet Sky
      Gail Kim

      Madison’s alone on that list with having not clocked in time in a WWE ring.

  • UrFavFearsKelly

    Lol, could she sound any more desperate?

    • bxradimus

      Could you sound anymore ignorant?

      • UrFavFearsKelly

        Please stay on-topic.

        Who exactly is this woman anyway? I’ve never heard of her.

        • bressie

          TROLLL

        • norisclouds

          Yea that’s some pretty obvious trolling there…for a while I was going to give you the benefit of the doubt even though I think your choice in favorite wrestler is insulting and abhorrent, but to respond to a post about the greatest female wrestler in the states this way is just…

          And on a side note–no I’m not going to apologize about insulting Kelly. She’s horrible and I think female wrestlers built on that model are a bigger detriment to the popular perception of female wrestling since Harvey Wippleman.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/DivasManiaHD xILOVENATTIEx

          You are the worst sort of person, thinking that Kelly is top notch and not even knowing who the Greatest women Wrestler of all time is?!

    • HelloMisakitty

      Ha, you’re rude. -_-

    • perceval

      I realize you’re just trolling, but what’s wrong with ambition? She and Cheerleader Melissa are the most famous women in North American wrestling not in WWE or TNA.

      • UrFavFearsKelly

        omg, I didn’t realize she was like famous. I thought she was just some irrelevant indy wrestler who WWE would have no interest in.

        Sorry, maybe I did come across a little ignorant earlier. My bad.

    • Jhonmarco

      Can you just stop? You make Kelly fans seem SO ignorant. -_-

      • UrFavFearsKelly

        I’m not being ignorant. I just don’t know who this woman is.

        • Jhonmarco

          Then why didn’t you look her up first before making that comment?

        • eMel

          That’s the definition of ignorance: not having knowledge of a particular subject, in this case concerning Sara Del Rey.

        • UrFavFearsKelly

          I googled her name and just found a bunch of boring wrestling matches. I wasn’t sure if I had the right person.

        • Jhonmarco

          Most of her best matches aren in shimmer & chikara, where you need to buy the dvds to see them (or buy them on clickwrestle in shimmer’s case). Her matches with Hamada, Kong, Daizee Haze, Ayumi Kurihara, & others are just amazing!

    • laqisha

      LOL I knew it….A girly chick with an K2 avatar was going to disrespect the top woman in North America…..Please SDR piledrive that bitch through a table….

  • bxradimus

    She’s said plenty of times that WWE was her main goal, so no surprise there.

    I think some people who have been commenting don’t know a thing about Del Rey. Like Cyndi, you do realize that Del Rey doesn’t wrestle against men exclusively, right?

    The fact is, Del Rey is too talented for WWE. Anyone who knows anything about wrestling and has seen her work, knows this to be true. I think it’s disgusting that there are certain looks and diva “molds” that people have to fit into to get hired. Aja Kong, Bull Nakano, Luna Vachon, Amazing Kong, etc. didn’t fit the Diva Mold (of course, there wasn’t always a Diva Mold), but shouldn’t the focus be on how talented they are in the ring? Isn’t that the whole point to wrestling? I get that it’s supposed to be “entertainment”, but I can honestly say there is nothing entertaining about bikini models running around the ring making a mockery of the business, aside from the whole laughing at them part.

    Since she wants to make it to WWE, I hope she accomplishes this. I hope she gets used correctly and I hope she has a good run, if she makes it. If not, no matter what, she’ll always be recognized as one of the best wrestlers ever.

    • Cyndi

      1. lets keep my name out of things
      2. I know alot about Del Rey you what they say when u assume things?

    • French.One

      I can honestly say there is nothing entertaining about bikini models running…
      I was once discussing with someone about why he liked more Kelly over Natalya, and he answered me :
      - “I don’t think women wrestling will ever be as good as men wrestling, so their wrestling skills don’t matter, that’s why I prefer seeing Kelly”.

      Sadly, I think the average wwe fan thinks something like that …

      • Spike7000

        “I don’t think women wrestling will ever be as good as men wrestling, so their wrestling skills don’t matter, that’s why I prefer seeing Kelly”.

        Yeah that’s what mostly all typical wrestling fans that including disgusting perverted comments and the typical Who cares, etc. all because it’s not some Bra and Panties match. They still have not learned there’s another category for that

      • perceval

        And yet, Kelly hasn’t achieved anywhere near the popularity of Trish or Lita. My favorite statistic comparing the popularity of the Golden Age and modern Divas, the 2011 magazine cover count, with Trish beating the entire combined current Diva roster 7-2 (One of those being a Kelly cover).

        So, the “different times” excuse that’s always used doesn’t work, since one of those long retired Divas is more marketable than the entire combined Diva roster THIS year.

        So much for the belief that male fans don’t want good women’s wrestling. That’s a very firmly held belief, but all the actual evidence contradicts it. The years the Divas were selling all that merchandise, the videos, magazines, calendars, was when they had great women wrestlers putting on classic matches.

        That’s not a coincidence.

  • HollyRobinsonWWE

    It’s good to set lofty goals I guess, but she would need a fair amount of surgery to fit the WWE’s criteria and even then it’s a crapshoot.

    • shameronstar

      Surgery!? She’s actually a decent looking woman to be honest. Besides I think she should be utilized more like a Jazz or something since I’ve heard how much of a badass she can be in the ring!

      • norisclouds

        It’s well known that most of the women in WWE are pressured into getting implants…

        • eMel

          Indeed, with Keibler being an exception by them *dis*couraging her to get implants.

        • Jhonmarco

          Acoording to Gail Kim women aren’t pressured into getting boob jobs.

        • mariah.

          Well known by who? Gail Kim, a woman who isn’t shy about speaking out against WWE, has even said they are never pressured into getting boob jobs. That’s just a bad rumour.

        • norisclouds

          @MARIAH. What about that shoot interview where they talked about Vince lining the girls up and telling them they looked too flat? Gail might not have been pressured but don’t forget that in her book Lita said she got them because she knew it was a look they were went for in the perception.

          The few women who don’t have them are the exceptions, and if you don’t think having a bigger pair of knockers gets you a push then I think you’re being naive.

    • HollyRobinsonWWE

      I was talking more about her face. Needs a lot of work to be WWE ready. Just being decent looking when compared to the people of Walmart doesn’t cut it. Already being over 30 hurts her chances a lot as well even if she were to get a lot of work done.

      • norisclouds

        That’s true. Look at what they did to Jillian, and it has been said that it was because she didn’t have “that look” they wanted, and Jillian was not exactly ugly. You can tell just looking at any of the women they traditionally book as bad guys.

        “Not a size 2 with a face that looks like this and a nice rack? Get in the back!”

  • numero47

    I love SDR and can only imagine what kind of impact she can make in WWE.
    I have to agree with what a lot of people are saying though: She is just too good for WWE!
    There are not a lot of opponents she can really take on since most of the current Divas in the WWE are NOWHERE NEAR SDR level when it comes to wrestling.
    I hope ROH sticks with their idea of starting a womens division so SDR can occupy her time there until WWE recruits more talented women.

  • Jhonmarco

    Not surprising women like Jessicka Havok are even interested in making it in WWE. We all know she’s WAAAAAAAAY too good for WWE. She could easily be a 3rd member in DOD or feud with Kharma next year, epic much?! -_- but sadly that’s a distant dream, but anyway I’m sure wherever she’s wrestling she’ll give it 150% as she always does! <3 love this woman.

  • vonVile

    I <3 SDR, but being in the WWE is overrated.

    There's nothing the WWE can do for her accept promote her name and they're going to change that. Then when the WWE is done with her, they'll just kill all her credibility and make her look like a jobber before releasing her.

    The fact is there's a lot of things SDR would have to change before the WWE would even look her way. With her not having the Barbie doll look she'd have to get a boob job and loose a lot of muscle in her muscle in her thighs and hips to look more proportionate. Then after that they'll have her in FCW for 2 years to learn the WWE "safe and sane" style before she even premieres.

    Even if she did make it after all that. I'd bet she'd get bored after about a month with just doing 2 minute matches and using a limited, weaker move set (Kelly willing to take a Royal Butterfly or a hard kick to the face, yeah right!) and ask for her release.

    The best thing for her to do is stay with Shimmer. With ROH upping it's game Shimmer should be thinking about doing the same thing. They've moved as far as they can with having limited taping at the same place yearly and need to think about TV syndication.

    • bressie

      This post OMG

      • Melina&Mickie4ever!

        You make a great point and i agree with you but hey if Kong took that step than maybe Del Rey can to..

    • numero47

      Lmao at the “Kelly asking for her release” comment!

      • vonVile

        You misread the sentence.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/LovableLittleRabbit?feature=mhum Megumi

      I agree with your post, but the Kelly bump comment I don’t. Even when girls like Gail Kim and Mickie James were in WWE, Kelly was taking much bigger bumps than her.
      If the girls can take an implant buster, I think the Royal Butterfly will be fine.

      • vonVile

        When McCool was doing her Angel’s Wings finisher (aka Implant Buster) a lot of the Divas complained that it hurt too much and she had to change it.

    • mariah.

      WWE has NEVER pressured their women into getting breast implants or any form of plastic surgery. Even Gail Kim, who obviously does not care for WWE and owes them nothing, has denied the fact that WWE pressures their women to get plastic surgery. And despite how WWE treats their women, as a wrestler, WWE is where you want to be. It’s not “overrated,” it’s the top dog. I’d be happy for Sara if she got signed.

      • vonVile

        Getting implants might not be mandatory, but it helps a hell of a lot. Mickie James was in developmental hell for years and the second after she got them done, BAM! she was called up. Divas getting implants is the the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” of the WWE.

        As for signing with the WWE, well that’s like wanting to work for Microsoft. It may have been the best computer company, but it was more renown for selling beyond crappy product, just like the WWE.

    • perceval

      Mickie James had a good run, and that’s why she was able to demand six figures from TNA, despite how her WWE run ended.

      Sara wouldn’t need a name change, because she’s already got a great name.

      As for the state of the Division, rebuilding it starts with signing the right people. Given that the trend seems to be back to signing indie women and fitness models, how the Golden Era was built, there’s no need to assume that it’s ALWAYS going to be what it’s been the last few years. Remember, Miss Kitty was Champion just a year before the Golden Era began.

      • vonVile

        Mickie had a good run because the WWE was motivated to push Divas back then.

        As for rebuilding, you have to start at the foundation. Hiring 1 great wrestler at a time isn’t going to do anything. The WWE needs to release everybody but Natalya, Beth, AJ, Tamina and Layla, and then raid Shimmer of talent.

        • Dave Muscarella

          I dont think WWE needs to release any of the divas. I just think they should let the actual wrestlers wrestle and give the other girls like Kelly, Rosa, etc another spot on the show that doesnt involve them botching up a storm. Bring back managers! I could see Maxine being a Sunny-like manager. I am sure they are plenty of things these girls can do beyond just wrestling.

        • mariah.

          @Dave Muscarella: I agree with you. There’s a place for everyone. Kelly Kelly is probably the most popular diva on the roster, so why release her? You could easily book her like a modern day Miss Elizabeth or better yet Torrie Wilson; hot and popular, but not really a wrestler.

        • perceval

          “The WWE needs to release everybody but Natalya, Beth, AJ, Tamina and Layla, and then raid Shimmer of talent.”

          Not really. Trish & Victoria weren’t from the indies, and they developed into two of the greats. Who’s to say that Kaitlyn & Aksana won’t follow in their footsteps?

          Jacqueline, Ivory, Lita, Molly, Jazz… All signed one at a time over a three year period.

          Meanwhile, not only did Debra & Terri stick around, but Stacy & Torrie were added, all mainly eye candy, but having plenty to do. There’s a place for the eye candy. You just have to utilize it properly.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/DivasManiaHD xILOVENATTIEx

          I don’t think you should fire almost all of the divas, as you have heard from former divas, current superstars, JR and other WWE personal, the talent is there, its just that the WWE doesn’t use it. I think to build up another “golden-era” type division, it shouldn’t only be about hiring new, talented women, but buidling up and using the talent that you already have

    • LadyGoDiva

      Wow. @Vonvile you sound a little negative. But I want the WWE women’s division to be good again like it use to be but with someone like SDR in the division and have her feud with any of the divas in the roster could help make the division bring back its spark. Despite the fact that I don’t like all the divas in the WWE and how they are used and hate that we don’t see good matches anymore on TV {but PPV matches have been good}

      So yeah SDR is too talented and too muscular for a diva like K2 and the Bellas but something like that could make a match interesting.

    • norisclouds

      I didn’t even think about the required FCW training. The issue is, part of Kong’s wrestling personality is her size and her look…and despite her success at TNA and in the indies, she STILL needed the backing of JR and SCSA to get signed by WWE. Del Ray will be at a distinct disadvantage with Johnny Ace pulling strings and I have no doubt his first thought would be to send her to FCW for a few years, and lot us not forget what a big difference age makes to women wrestlers. They will reject you if they think you’ll be too old by the time you debut. They just signed another model.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/DivasManiaHD xILOVENATTIEx

        I have heard numoruous people in the WWE (JR, Stone cold etc..) saying that the WWE should sign Sara Del Rey

        • norisclouds

          Should and would are two different things…JR was campaigning for them to sign several indie greats for a while and was ignored. They pushed for Kong for years before she got picked up. She still has to pass the final hurdles, Johnny Ace and Vince McMahon.

  • LadyGoDiva

    Reading these other comments saying that SDR is “too talented” for the WWE but I’d say that even though its her goal its possible.

    Not every Diva in the WWE has to fit the mold of what a diva should be let every woman be unique and its own person like Kharma she dreamt of being in the WWE for a long time and plus SDR knows Daniel Bryan and wrestled Natayla.

    • Spike7000

      ^Exactly. All Divas are different shapes and sizes but I guess that Diva Search and Model Days perception/mentality still is in affect

      In recent years it has been Aloisia/Isis the Amazon and Kharma who broke the mold because both have a unique look

  • Anthony

    If that’s her goal good for her! She’s only 31, so she is not too old to be a diva. Plus Tamina and Rosa are 33. It’s not like she needs to spend any time in FCW. Plus, throw some makeup and hair extensions on her and boom, she has the diva look. It would be an incredible singing if WWE picked her up. SDR vs Natalya, SDR vs Beth, SDR vs Kharma, SDR vs AJ, SDR vs Tenille…i’ll stop now lol

    • Spike7000

      Age doesn’t have to be the difference. Tara, Ivory, Sable, Jacqueline for ex. were around in THE age area and they still look great and kicked butt while they were in WWE

      • Anthony

        I’m aware of that, but that was also 10 years ago. WWE even stated that they don’t want to hire women over 30. They made an exception with Khrama obviously, and I can see them doing it with Sara Del Rey. That’s all i’m saying.

  • Dave Muscarella

    This is the most chatter I’ve ever seen in a post about Sara Del Rey. That makes me happy.

  • FashionQueen86

    No offense, but I really don’t see why any woman would want to join WWE with the way they are treating their own divas right now. I’d understand if it was in the era of Molly Holly and Victoria, but now? I don’t know. WWE is too sick to see that improving the division would benefit the company. Apparently, they don’t think so and are not really good at listening to their own fans. If she wants equal opportunity, she should join TNA where she has some competition.

    MY OPINION

    • mariah.

      She has actually said she would never go to TNA on her Formspring. And she actually praises some of the better divas matches on a regular basis. Regardless of how WWE treats their women, it is where every wrestler wants to be. She knows what’s best for her and if she feels WWE is where she wants to be, then go for it. I hope Sara gets signed.

    • Dave Muscarella

      WWE is what everyone watches. It means not having to worry about when you are getting booked. Its better pay. You get to travel the world. You get your name out there. Even if she got hired by WWE, and it didnt work out, she got the exposure to command more money and more bookings on the indies. There really is no downside to going to WWE for Sara.

      And once she gets in, who knows what will happen. Maybe WWE finally smartens up and books the women right. You never know what could happen.

      • mariah.

        ^This.

    • Anthony

      I see your point, but there really is no competition when it comes to the WWE. They are the top of the food chain and they will always be appealing to wrestlers. Dave Mucarella summed it all up perfectly.

      • FashionQueen86

        …I guess you’re right

    • norisclouds

      I actually agree with you and I often think about this–what women who’s serious about wrestling would think of WWE as a dream company to work for? I wouldn’t want to work for Vince, the misogyny backstage is well documented! The only inviting thing about it is the paycheck, and I would not want to get jobbed out every night for 2 minutes because I’m not thin and blond…

  • AdrianRay

    WOH! This suprised me! LOL I hope she does!

  • http://youtube.com/kristalmelinafan kristalmelinafan

    How old is she i doubted if wwe will have her she doesnt fit they’re look. To be honest she’s not a good looking person.

    • Dave Muscarella

      She just turned 31 and she is just fine to look at IMO. Is she drop dead gorgeous like a Kelly Kelly or Maryse? No, I guess not. But when she is in normal, everyday clothes, she looks great. When she is in her wrestling gear, she has a pretty mean attitude and I think it comes across in her photos, so you can’t really base it off that. She isn’t trying to look all girly. She’s an athlete, not a beauty pageant contestant.

      I get WWE is a TV product and appearance DOES matter, but its not everything. I applaud her for not changing who she is and conforming to a silly image of what a girl should look like.

      • norisclouds

        They said they weren’t hiring any new people over 35 recently, but 31 is pushing it for their women. I really doubt they’d hire someone her age. Ivory and Jacqueline were special cases from another era, Ivory especially because she kept her looks for a long time and still looks fantastic.

        WWE is very ageist when it comes to their female talent–they are looking for women more in the 23-26 range, people that they think they can get at least 3 years out of possibly 5.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/DivasManiaHD xILOVENATTIEx

    I would Love to see this happen but only if the WWE started taking the divas division seriously, if they were going to put Sara in 2-3 minute squash matches, then she should stay the hell away, I think its possible to make the Divas Division really good considering the amazing new talent thats coming in at FCW.
    But all in All, i think she would make a greast asset to the division

  • cutymania

    ummmmm i thnk ppl are being jst a lil too hypocritical here. “Shes so talented and I like her BUT WWE would just waste her abilities so I’d rather not see her go there” or “she dsnt fit the mold so there is 0% chance for her” – ever heard of Kharma? Beth Phoenix? Natalya? Tamina? Are they models? theyr fabulous, but not models. There is no real “mold”, yeah they like the ms hawaiian tropic girls, but they do hire wrestlers from time to time. If SDR wnts to work there then I think she can do watev she wants to.
    The same fans complaining about the divas receiving lil air time are the same fans saying SDR isnt good enough for WWE coz she doesnt looka specific way, what are u really lookin for?

    o n women are not pressured to go under the knife lol if nethng, they bring it on themselves. Gail Kim has said WWE don’t pressure the girls. Most of the women who get boob jobs prior or while in a developmental deal did it coz they thort it wld increase their chances of getting on tv. Kristin Astara, Serena, Jillian etc all did it on their own dime.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/DivasManiaHD xILOVENATTIEx

      Sorry but how are people being “hypercritical”
      and also the point is, even with Beth holding the title, and Natalya being her side-kick they are still not getting fully untilizied and pushed to their actual abilities and even sometimes seen as a joke.
      And Kharma was gone before we got a chance to see how her career would turn out

      • cutymania

        sayin shes talented and u lyk SDR and then sayin that those are reasons she shldnt go to WWE is bein hypocritical. Hw can we knw how her WWE career wld turn out? Who rlly expctd Kong to gt signed? I thnk ppl nd to giv WWE the benefit of the doubt sometyms and entrust a lil bit more faith into their signings.

        LOL thy are stil not being fully utilized??? thy are the main cast in the main storyline of the divas division. Mayb their gimmick is wacky at tyms, bt the fact tht WWE are choosin their 2 best female wrestlers to lead the division is for me, excitin. Thy are stil fleshing out the storyline so hu knws hw itll turn out a cple of months down the line, you nvr knw.

        & newsflash, Kong is stil with WWE and is returnin in a yr (if somethin dsnt happen inbtwn), so u hvnt seen th last of Kharma ;D

  • laqisha

    I can see her getting the Kharma or Beth treatment because of her size ability. However WWE might ask her to dumb the following moves:

    Piledriver, German Suplex, Powerbomb (too dangerous)

    Shoot kicks (Gail Kim said WWE told the divas no real kicks)

    Remember when Gail got signed they didn’t let her use her doubleknee facebreaker and Spear because the moves belong to Chris Jerico and Edge.
    I can see the same thing happening to SDR because she uses wrist-lock heel kick (Booker T but she does it way better) Lebell lock (D-Brayn) Armbar (ADR)
    Leg lock (Mccool)

    And you guys are killing me with the too many comments “She dosn’t have the look” well this is not her best picture but if you look at her latest matchs I thing she looks more beautiful these days.