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Sexy Star recently talked to Forbes about her role in Lucha Underground’s first No Mas (I Quit) match against Mariposa, the women’s wrestling revolution, and more.
Below are the highlights:
On participating in the first No Mas Match: “For decades, due to poor representation, female wrestlers have been expected to step into the ring to show off their bodies and model. It feels great to know that the public is clear that my fight with Mariposa was not that. That fight demonstrated that the public has been living in a fog. Thanks to Lucha Underground and their belief in women and their power, we have been allowed the platform we deserve and we the women have made sure to defend our space and value within the company at all costs, even blood. That match was only a little sample of the type of fight women who truly love lucha and defend their dignity with much more than a nice body and pretty face are capable of.”
On the women’s wrestling revolution: “My match against Mariposa has been one of the best things that have ever happened to me because it allowed me to make it clear to everyone what true women wrestling is. It’s not scratching each other followed by glamorous poses. We are not two beautiful women pulling each other’s hair. A real female match is a match between to gladiators, two warriors who are ready for anything and who are willing to leave their blood splattered in the ring if it’s necessary. In a true female match, participants defend their dignity with their moves, high flying action, hits, chairs and whatever else might be need, because when two women truly want to win, they are willing to risk it all, including their lives.”
On Lucha Underground’s support of women competitors: “The prize for my arduous sacrifice and passion is that Lucha Underground as a company and organization believes in me. I feel extremely proud of that because it also means they believe in women’s wrestling, and I will never fail them in that aspect. Contrary to men, when a woman decides to never fail, she does not disappoint. Lucha Underground believes in the power of women, in a power that goes well beyond physical beauty and that makes me feel even prouder to be considered as central character and top talent within the company.”
The full interview can be found here.
Do you agree with Sexy Star’s assessment of Lucha Underground’s treatment of its female wrestlers? What other types of matches do you hope to see break barriers? Sound off in the comments below!