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Thunder Rosa Explains Why She Revamped Mission Pro Wrestling, Talks #SpeakingOut Movement, Says She’s Opening A School With Jazz

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Former NWA women’s champion Thunder Rosa was a recent guest on the Womens Wrestling Talk show to discuss her Mission Pro Wrestling promotion, and reveals details about her new school she’s opening with Hall of Famer Jazz. Highlights are below.

What’s next for Mission Pro Wrestling:

“The show is fully booked for the month of December, we are still going. Even if there are no fans allowed, we will still have the show. I think we are almost sold out again. We have been keeping social distancing as much as possible and protecting our staff and our fans. One of the main things (we are doing), just like we were doing on Prime Time (is), we are enforcing our staff to be tested. Every single person that works there, because it’s so important that everybody takes care of each other. I mean we are a community and if someone gets COVID then we are all messed up. We can’t work, we can’t make money.”

Says she’s opening a school with Jazz:

“We are opening a school, next week we are going to put the ring in the school and we are going to be opening pretty soon. So we are very very excited about this. We are going to be doing recruiting for women. And I know it’s a big task… women are the ones who drop out the most in professional wrestling. But I think it’s worth it and it’s time. And I have such a great mentor, Jazz. Such a strong person of colour that has gone through the stuff that I have gone through myself.”

How she revamped her promotion due to the Speaking Out movement:

“The whole reason why Mission Pro Wrestling was revamped is because of the speak-out movement. And I think we are making waves. I have so many interviews like Texas Monthly is about to do an interview about this… and I talk extensively about the sexual harassment I went through; without saying names of course because I don’t go that way. But, expressed many times how I felt when I was being brought up in the business, like someone would be grabbing or saying stuff to me to the point where I had to speak out and said, ‘Stop touching me’ in front of everybody. ”

On what drives her:

“I just want to make a difference. Sarah, you can speak for me too, we’ve seen some shit in some of the places we have worked. And the whole like putting people down and feeling like you can’t talk because you will be blackballed… that really has been eating me for years. And, now that I’m in that place where I can make a huge change in a positive way…I’m ready. I’m ready to bring those who are with me and work with me to get to the next level and treat each other with respect and create another environment; where we thrive by helping each other. We thrive by getting better matches, we thrive by getting paid better almost as equal as the male stars. I mean, I can not tell you how many times I went to Japan, some of my friends who were working in Japan they had racks of thousands of dollars. And they are like, ‘how much are you getting paid and I’m like, ‘I’m getting paid $200 per match. That’s it’. So it’s like, there is such a discrepancy between men and females in pay, it’s ridiculous. So, the more we educate ourselves and we make people understand that women are a draw and that we deserved to be paid equally, things are going to happen.”

Check out the full interview below. (H/T and transcribed by WrestleZone)

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