I still remember the exact moment when I fell in love. I remember the way the lights dimmed on the stage, and people stopped within seconds of the roar, and a wild explosion sounded like a firework machine. As the first competitor on the night walked up the long incline to the wrestling ring, I shivered from the audience seat, my knuckles turned white and I sweated. The butterflies in my stomach get bigger and keep floating all night, and that’s what I know: it’s love.
I went to TD garden that night five years ago for WWE, and I was reporting for a small local newspaper. WWE announced funding for the Susan g. Komen foundation and a $1 million donation for breast cancer research that evening. I used to think wrestling was fake, a joke, something that wasn’t valued. But what I saw that night, from the charity of the organization to the energy of the sport itself, made me want to get in.
I began training to be an independent professional wrestler at a small school outside Boston, Massachusetts, where I was the only woman. The guys there were told not to treat me in any different way. Over the next few months, I kicked my butt twice a week, leaving scars, a bloody nose, a sprained knuckle, a sprained ankle, and I’ve been doing it all the time. Those guys became my family. The garage became my home.
The original G.L.O.W. first aired in 1986, showing female wrestlers wild, superhuman characters and fierce fights. We see in Hollywood that role, a gorgeous rock chick in the middle of the roll up the golden hair and a pink stripe, and the “” Matilda Hun”, called a really eat raw meat heel. (this is wrestling said “bad guys”). In the ring.
The show made its debut at a time when women’s matches were still cheap, often sandwiched between men’s matches, and was mostly seen as an excuse to get more popcorn or use the bathroom. Women’s wrestling is considered boring, and its participants seem unskilled and fun. And original G.L.O.W. did not completely eliminate women’s wrestling is a novel idea, it provides the wrestlers some much-needed nuances, with a kind of even the world wrestling federation (WWF) such main promoter can fair way to show the reality of the sport.
Although I first uncovered the wrestling myth, the rest of the world is now getting a glimpse of how it’s worth paying attention to women’s wrestling, thanks to the Netflix series, GLOW. Although the show premiered in 2017, there was a reality show called “the gorgeous women’s wrestling show” – another story.
GLOW, reorganized on Netflix, did a similar job, bringing women’s wrestling to Monday night’s Raw, but also encouraging humanity
“What really touched me was the connection between all the women in the show,” said kristina satori, a 10-year veteran of the Boston devil wrestling federation. “Being on the stage is one of the most exciting things in my life, but the friendship I have made is worth more. It’s good to beat the other person’s nose and then have a drink. “(BLOWW boasts that its members” love to kick each other’s butt and keep each other up and supportive as much as possible “.)
“As a lifelong wrestling lovers, another former BLOWW wrestlers Stabatha La Kills said,” my child is very surprised, relaxed, excited, and for the show attracted the attention of the female wrestlers. “Women wrestlers always have to fight harder than men, and this shows the struggle, the hard work and the dedication of wrestling.”
The show was just the latest and most mainstream, and women’s wrestling finally got the credit it deserved. In 2015, the world wrestling entertainment, inc. (WWE) introduced called the “revolution” of the goddess – this is a new era with men as good as women, they also work hard, and will not be blocked in the predominantly male sports. The name “Diva”, which describes female wrestlers, began in 1990, but now the women are getting enough bills and free time. They were respected — they won the honor in 2016, when the Diva brand was abandoned for “Superstar,” a name used to describe the male list. Wrestling fans are seeing how hard it is for these women to work – how much blood, sweat and tears become the people who enter that ring.
Although professional wrestling is a thing of the past for me now, every wrestling show I’ve seen still feels like magic. I never forget the feeling of the first show in 2012, the feeling is I just witnessed some amazing things, surrounded by strangers, I share this with everyone else in the world cannot understand the secret. Now, GLOW is showing more people how strong, powerful, and goddamned female entertainers are wrestling, an incredible cough.