This past week Glenn Gilbertti AKA The Disco Inferno was a guest on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast. During the interview, Gilbertti who was recently featured in a high profile inter-gender feud with "The Smoke Show" Scarlett Bordeaux on IMPACT Wrestling discusses the future of inter-gender wrestling in professional wrestling and whether or not the actual man vs. woman formula would work as regular feature on weekly television product. The full episode download is available at this link.
The future of inter-gender wrestling:
“As an attraction it is no big deal because the fans know what they are getting in to and it is probably going to get a good pop if you do it correct. If you start doing it on a regular basis or where the girls are kind of openly competing against the guys all the time like it is nothing, the issues I have with that is that the guys to kind of still maintain a logical perspective and keep the fans invested in storylines is the guys will have to kick the sh*t out of the girls a lot. They are going to have to squash the girls a decent amount of time because if all the girls are all competing against the guys, fans are not going to buy that. But if you are showing the rise of like one girl that is trying to rise up through the ranks and stand up against the men or a man that is just like beating up the other girls than that is something that is logical and you do a story like that. If you do it too much than it is not an attraction anymore. If you treat it like an attraction and build up each match than you can do it. The angle with me and Scarlett was a build-up. It was about a five week story line and leading to a match. But if you want to do it on weekly television and the guys are openly competing against the girls, it is not really an attraction anymore and I think that a show that looks like that would hurt. It would hurt your audience and I don't think a lot of guys would be interested in watching something like that and I don't think fans would be interested in watching a show like that."
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