“This is a sign of change. Not only for women, but for Latinos as a whole. We are often not in a position of power or influence in American wrestling,” de la Renta said to Sports Illustrated.
“For MLW to encourage me, and others, to break barriers is important and yes, historic. It is a huge honor to be able to be the first-ever at something,”
Salina is an active member of MLW’s active roster, managing superstars like former MLW World Champion—Low Ki. In addition, de la Renta provides color commentary and serves as an official liaison for the company in Mexico.
She also occasionally serves as producer for MLW’s weekly television show, including the most recent episode; which has over 34,000 views already.
“Not only I am the first-ever Spanish female commentator in the history of professional wrestling, I’m also the first-ever Latina executive producer of an American wrestling show. That is definitely not lost on me despite being just 22,” de la Renta said.
“I work hard every day and I have big goals. I work hard and this opportunity shows the confidence and, in a way, is an acknowledgment that I have arrived at a major level in this sport.”
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