Jonathan Gresham And Baron Black Talk Women In TERMINUS, Say Wrestlers Will Be Called Grapplers

Jonathan Gresham and Baron Black are looking to bring their own flavor to independent wrestling starting in 2022 with TERMINUS: Modern Age Grappling.

Ahead of the inaugural event on January 16 in Atlanta, GA, Gresham and Black sat down with Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp for an in-depth discussion about TERMINUS. One of the things that both men shared to be a priority was figuring out which women would be featured on the show. They want to open the door for all the amazing independent female talents that they see working right now.

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Jonathan Gresham: "The only way to have women's wrestling further develop is to use women on shows so they can learn more and show you what they are made of so they can be main events and world titleholders. To me, you have to open the floor and let them do what they want. To me, it's easy and simple. I watch a lot of independent wrestling, I can't watch the mainstream stuff, but I watch a lot of independent wrestling and see so many great talents that I would like to work with, but I get a lot of help from my lady [Jordynne Grace]."

Baron Black: "That was one of the first things we talked about when putting TERMINUS together, what female grapplers/wrestlers we're going to use on this debut show. I believe there are quite of few out there that are really good. I came into passing with a lot of them through AEW and I've seen a lot on independents. That was one of the first conversations, 'which women wrestlers are we going to have on this debut show.' The one's we have chosen are going to be pretty great."

Tired of the performers being called Superstars or Wrestlers, Gresham revealed that within TERMINUS, everyone will simply be known as Grapplers.

Jonathan Gresham: "One thing I would like to reveal is, for the longest time, everybody has gotten hooked on this term 'superstar.' WWE came out with it, IMPACT started to say it, independent shows started to say 'superstar.' I hear people call themselves 'superstars,' to me, I don't like it and I want it to change. Be different. In TERMINUS, wrestlers won't be known as wrestlers or superstars, they will simply be known as grapplers."

Though positive steps have been made, such as Women's matches main eventing WrestleMania and IMPACT announcing the first-ever Knockouts Ultimate X Match, there is most certainly room to continue providing more opportunities and spotlights for talents that for far too long weren't provided with the platform.

You can continue to follow along and watch the development and growth of TERMINUS by checking out the promotion on Twitter, @TERMINUSpro.

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