The Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle) have become one of the top women's tag teams in wrestling in 2021.
The duo debuted as a team in 2020, but took things to a new level in 2021, competing for SHINE, SHIMMER, NWA, and ROH. They won the NWA Women's Tag Team TItles at NWA EmPowerr, defeating KiLynn King & Red Velvet in the finals of the tournament.
Speaking on Women's Wrestling Talk, the duo discussed their goals moving forward.
"A lot of our individual goals are still in line with things we want to do together. If a major company wants to offer us a seven-figure deal, we'll take it. Seven, forget six. If someone wants to offer us a big time money deal but they're like, 'we don't want you guys as a team, we want you in the company,' we'll take it, obviously. Best case scenario is us doing it together, but that's a lot of our goals. As a team, we want to collect all the gold. For us, the most important thing with the NWA Women's Tag Team Championships, we want to make them real Women's World Tag Team Championships. We defend them at Ring of Honor. Anywhere, any time, any place. That's what we want. We want to go to Europe and Japan and Mexico and Canada. If there is wrestling on the globe, The Hex wants to be there," said Belle.
Kay mentioned that she didn't want to give her goals because she wanted to make sure they were narrow and focused.
Later during the interview, the duo was asked about negotiations when it comes to finding work and knowing their worth.
"As women, there has always been a very big pay gap. We are very fortunate in working in some really amazing places that do see the value in what we do and do pay accordingly. Obviously, there is always going to be the want, desire, and need for more. That's something we're going to continue to work towards. The best way of doing that is continuing to show people that it's not just women's wrestling, it's pro wrestling. When we continue to show that, the money is going to continue to come in," said Belle.
Kay gave her thoughts, saying, "There is definitely room to grow as far as pay gap situation. We are definitely in a position where we feel comfortable saying 'this is what we're worth and we're not coming in for anything less.' It's very important. You have t know your worth and you can't settle for less. It's okay to negotiate. That's on you and an individual case by case basis. Sometimes people will say 'is it ever okay to take a paycut?' That all depends on you, your situation, what else they are providing you, the benefits you're getting. We can't give you a one size fits all answer. You have to ultimately know your worth and not let people make you settle for less. Not accept that."
The Hex defeated Kiera Hogan & Mickie James on the December 15 episode of NWA Powerrr.
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