Women’s wrestling has gone through a real transformation over the past few years. Footage of CZW’s women’s roster is being distributed as softcore porn. One female wrestler is not happy about this at all.
“I’ve always defended women’s rights in professional wrestling and I will do so until I die,” Lufisto stated in a video to her YouTube channel. She then explained the issue she has with Combat Zone Wrestling over how their footage is being promoted.
“I don’t know if you’re aware, but CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling) has been promoting us as softcore porn actresses. I am a professional wrestler. I am not a catfighter. I am not a sweaty girl getting involved in dirty fights. Although yes, I am top-heavy and a very proud bottom-heavy girl nothing gives them the right to promote me as such. That’s not what I signed up for. I am a professional athlete and I should be treated as such and so are my colleagues.”
Lufisto stated that she contacted CZW about this issue. She was told the footage was sold to a third-party. The third-party is promoting them as softcore porn on their own and there’s nothing CZW can do about it.
She explained to CZW that female professional wrestlers already deal with a ton of creepy behavior from fans that is “borderline harassment.” She said that CZW “brushed it off and said, ‘eh, guys get that too.'”
Lufisto sees CZW as “part of the problem.” She continued speaking about the evolution in women’s wrestling and how this is setting them back. She also stated that CZW’s branding is all over the footage so she doesn’t believe that the are powerless to stop this third-party from promoting female wrestling as softcore porn.
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