Sharmell is a pioneer for diversity in the wrestling business.
The women’s wrestling veteran and wife of Booker T made this claim during a recent appearance on the Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast.
Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where she touches on this topic with her thoughts.
“I’m so excited because I would like to think maybe by doing the best we could, being professional, always showing up, entertaining the crowd. That maybe in some small way we paved the way for this moment here. We really are in a diversity and inclusion moment. I’m so happy it’s here. I literally was in tears watching Bobby [Lashley] win the title and Bianca Belair, who is absolutely phenomenal. That is a woman whose talent is undeniable. Any title she wins is well deserved. I was in tears for her and Sasha Banks at WrestleMania. It was one of those kinds of moments. I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it. I’m so happy that we are here and in this moment. That talent is being recognized no matter your race or sexual orientation or whatever. We’re all just coming together. It makes me very happy.”
Check out the complete interview at WrestlingInc.com.
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