She informs that she has a love-hate relationship with TNA Wrestling because that company continuously told her that they wanted to hire her and give her a tryout, but every time she’d fly in to do a tryout match something would come up and the match wouldn’t happen. After all of that, Booker T really wanted her to go out and see the world and hone her craft.
She was told “no” by WWE on multiple occasions. She recalls one time when she was told that she didn’t have a “Diva” look. Times were different back then, and the Women’s revolution hadn’t taken hold yet. She points out that she was determined then to go out on the independent scene and make a name for herself.
There were plenty of indie shows when she got paid very little money but she didn’t care because she was doing what she loved. She even worked three jobs at one point in order to pay for her plane tickets to get to indie bookings. She admits she’d wrestle for $5 a show if that’s what it took because she’s truly doing what makes her happy.
That sums up today’s episode of Chasing Glory. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!