It looks like we may be getting more wrestling, but only if the people want it. Earlier this week, three former WWE superstars created a Kickstarter campaign to create a new wrestling show.
Amy Dumas, better known as Lita, Gail Kim and Christy Hemme are coming together to create a new show called “Kayfabe”, the show is about women in wrestling by women in wrestling.
You can see a trailer for the show below:
Dumas recently sat down with Sports Illustrated to discuss the Kickstarter project. Here are some highlights from the interview:
On why they are creating the show:
“Women have been getting so many more opportunities in the ring, and that’s been beautiful to see,” said Dumas. “But it’s still all run by men, and we want to present our world and our journey through the lens of women. We want to give a realistic approach of what it’s like through our eyes.”
“We’ve had really difficult journeys in wrestling, but ones we wouldn’t change,” said Dumas. “It made us who we are. But seeing conversations come out of the Me Too movement and #TimesUp, and throughout all these different entities in the world, we did not see that in wrestling.
“Everybody is so concerned with protecting the business, but sometimes to their own detriment. We want to open up the conversation in other parts of society to the wrestling world, and be able to grow and progress from a real place.”
On what the show will be:
“This is a wrestling show,” said Dumas. “We’re going to have a live crowd with live wrestling with real wrestlers and real matches, not a camera person saying, ‘Do that again.’ And we’re very proud of the stories we’re going to be telling.”
On why they need the Kickstarter:
“We hope it’s a long-term progress for the business, all while people get a show that they will love,” said Dumas. “We can see the business change cinematically, and through its standards and practices.
“And we can’t do it without people’s support, and my favorite donations have been the $1 donations, which is someone saying they may not have a lot of money but they still want to support us. All three of us have had so many career highlights, but we were in tears launching this because it means so much to us.
This is a cool idea, and I’d love to see it come to fruition!
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