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    Originally posted by spf
    I know of only a handful of women working the indie scene for whom wrestling is their sole profession. I would guess for many of them, even some of the bigger names, wrestling is at best a revenue-neutral proposition for them.

    For many of the women working in US/Canada I equate it to people who get really into any fringe hobby. People who spend money traveling to Monopoly tournaments or billiards tournaments. For a few people there might be some fiscal gain, for others they're likely spending more than they earn on the endeavor. But they love what they do, they have a real life outside of that passion, and they know they're never going to be rich from it.


That's a fair way to state things, I seem to remember hearing that Mercedes Martinez has a day job, and she's probably as well positioned as any American woman not in WWE (or possibly a couple in TNA). I guess as long as you have health care to cover potential injuries and you enjoy mixing it up, eh? Wrestling probably pays better than the Roller Derby revivals.

(Edit: It occurs to me that 'having a day job' is probably like that for 95% of everyone in the business not working for WWE, TNA, or ROH. I didn't mean to come off as disrespecting anyone's work.)

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    Originally posted by TheOldMan
      Originally posted by spf
      I know of only a handful of women working the indie scene for whom wrestling is their sole profession. I would guess for many of them, even some of the bigger names, wrestling is at best a revenue-neutral proposition for them.

      For many of the women working in US/Canada I equate it to people who get really into any fringe hobby. People who spend money traveling to Monopoly tournaments or billiards tournaments. For a few people there might be some fiscal gain, for others they're likely spending more than they earn on the endeavor. But they love what they do, they have a real life outside of that passion, and they know they're never going to be rich from it.


    That's a fair way to state things, I seem to remember hearing that Mercedes Martinez has a day job, and she's probably as well positioned as any American woman not in WWE (or possibly a couple in TNA). I guess as long as you have health care to cover potential injuries and you enjoy mixing it up, eh? Wrestling probably pays better than the Roller Derby revivals.

    (Edit: It occurs to me that 'having a day job' is probably like that for 95% of everyone in the business not working for WWE, TNA, or ROH. I didn't mean to come off as disrespecting anyone's work.)

    (edited by TheOldMan on 30.9.12 2341)


MsChif's probably the most famous in that regard (a very good career as a scientist), but she's also probably an exception. Don't know how many of these (for lack of a better word) hobbyists have serious careers outside of wrestling, but I'd imagine it's not too many.





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