To celebrate a historical year for women’s wrestling, in collaboration with Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Bell To Belles interviewed over 20 women who have ranked on this year’s PWI 500 ranking, creating the “Women of the 2021 PWI 500” Interview Series. To empower women in wrestling even more, some of the interviews were conducted by the talented women who make up wrestling media.
DARK Sheik, who ranked #399 on the PWI 500, chats with Warren Hayes of Bell To Belles on promoting Hoodslam, the LGBTQ+ community in wrestling, women in deathmatches, and her last year in wrestling.
When asked to share her views on LGBTQ+ representation in wrestling, DARK Sheik stated things were just getting started for wrestlers in the community:
“Now you can turn on IWTV. Even Sonny Kiss on AEW—you can turn on national television and you can see representation. Nyla [Rose]. Things are better. Things are way better. But of course, we’re just getting started.
I’m just trying to make people go home happy.”
Watch the entire interview with DARK Sheik by visiting Bell To Belles’ YouTube: https://youtu.be/sX1ERXjK99A
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Please credit Warren Hayes of Bell To Belles for the interview.