Indie Spotlight: Alex Gracia
“The Pink Dream” Alex Gracia is a Texas-born independent wrestler who has made a name for herself in just a little of two years in the ring. She has wrestled all over the globe for CMLL, STARDOM, RISE, SHIMMER and countless other promotions. Last April, Gracia took part in a tryout for WWE in Orlando.
She was also one of the sixteen women who were scheduled to take part in Ring of Honor’s tournament to crown their first Women’s World Champion. The tournament has been put on hold due to COVID-19 but hopefully, it will be rescheduled.
Who is Alex Gracia?
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
Trained: “I began training at Texas Wrestling Academy in San Antonio, TX on Sept. 11, 2017 with Rudy Boy Gonzalez. I continued my training at Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling in League City, TX in October of 2018. “
Debut Match: “My debut was vs. Myka in Laredo, TX on February 22, 2018.”
When she started watching pro wrestling:
“My cousin and brother always had wrestling on so I was exposed to it at a very young age and was always attracted to it but never did I think that was something I could do or was ever going to pursue as a career.”
Inspirations in the ring:
“Rey Mysterio, Shawn Michaels and AJ Styles have always been people who made me invested in their matches.”
“Now there are so many talented women on the roster who inspire me everyday whether it is from their ring presence and athleticism or from their personal stories. Some of the people who I’m currently inspired by are Charlotte Flair, Natalya Neidhart and Ember Moon.”
Her in-ring style:
“I feel that my style is mostly based off of my agility. I love lucha and was able to learn during my time in Mexico, but I hope to go back soon and learn even more about that style. Some moves you will probably find me doing in my matches are a springboard crossbody, shining wizard, various submissions and 6-1-9.”
Favorite match to date:
“It’s hard to pick a favorite match but one that stands out to me was a match I had while at Stardom at Korakuen Hall. It was a tag match with me and Saki Kashima vs Hana Kimura and Bobbi Tyler. “
Favorite opponent to date:
“My favorite opponent so far has probably been Thunder Rosa because she is someone who has seen me since I began and every time I wrestle her I can feel the growth within myself because she always pushes me to bring out the best wrestler in me.”
“Sasha Banks, Kairi Sane, and Alexa Bliss.”
“My goal is to inspire people and show them that you can change your life and be the happiest you’ve ever been as long as you have a purpose and you never give up on yourself.”
“Despite any setbacks or failures you might experience on your journey, there is always a light to find in everyday because the days that break you are the days that make you. Keep reaching for the stars!”
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