Texas’s Newest Wrestling Venture Elevates Women Inside the Ring and Behind the Scenes
On a recent Friday night at Pinballz Kingdom, a venue located just outside Austin, colorful characters tussled in highly theatrical, in-ring wrestling battles before clusters of masked and intermittently distanced fans (which included, for some reason, a man dressed as Scooby-Doo). But to the uninitiated viewer, something else might have stood out about that mid-December performance—all eighteen of the night’s wrestlers happened to be women. So was each match’s referee. Ring introductions were done by a woman, as was were the play-by-play and color commentaries on the event’s online broadcast, which was shot by a team of female videographers. Anyone who stepped behind the curtain to experience the meetings where the action was planned would have found that women called all the night’s shots too.…View Original Post
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