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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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I say have them first go to Calgary and train in Stu Hart's dungeon. Then take them to Mexico for some lucha and rudo training, under masks no less. Finally, go to Japan, train in Bodukan Hall, and the men work in All-Japan, and the women in GAEA.
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