Talking additional on her favorites from WWE’s Divas Period, SoCal Val admitted that she may not relate to Trish Stratus when the WWE Corridor of Famer developed from a valet to a “severe wrestler” in 2002.
“When she was a supervisor for T&A [Test and Albert], that is after I actually related along with her,” Val confused. “When she grew to become a severe wrestler, and I imply this with all due respect, I could not relate as a lot. Even with Lita, I could not relate as a lot. I did not wish to be taken critically as a feminine wrestler. I do assume it is nice that they’ve that [option], however it’s not what I personally wished to do.”
Val then defined why it is “anti-feminist” for anybody to count on all feminine wrestlers to focus solely on their in-ring craft.
“So the truth that we will not have each [serious female wrestling and glamorous divas] now, I really feel like, could be very anti-feminist,” Val mentioned. “Within the sense that, feminism is about having freedom of selection. And if my selection wasn’t to be an athletic, tremendous severe wrestler, that is my selection!
“If my selection was to be attractive and a diva-type, that is my selection. Feminism is about supporting ladies’s decisions. So you may’t sit there and say ‘in the event you weren’t a severe wrestler, you did not contribute to the enterprise.’ Individuals like Sunny, Sable, Torrie Wilson, and Candice Michelle, these ladies have been my idols. So I discover it very attention-grabbing that individuals have such a problem with the Divas Period as a result of if there was no Divas Period, I might have misplaced curiosity instantly.”