Ivelisse was inspired by Trish and Lita.
Ivelisse has often talked about wanting to continue to grow and help change the perception of women’s wrestling and now, she is opening up about one of the iconic moments that helped her understand why she wanted to see more from women’s wrestling.
Of course, like so many in the modern generation of women's wrestling, Ivelisse was heavily inspired by the 2004 headlining match from Monday Night Raw between Trish Stratus and Lita. Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Ivelisse explained how that moment changed and inspired her and the changes she wants to continue to see in women's wrestling.
"Of course it is inevitable to say that there has been a lot of progression. The only thing is that some parts are still far behind. The treatment towards female veterans, who are such an important part towards propelling all those changes. The changes are giving more time and more opportunities and more chances to shine. The exposure is where the changes are happening. But there is only so much that will do if the other changes are so far behind. Everything like how you treat females, how you value the veterans and perceive the women in general. That is what's missing. The important part is the structure to propel them and move them forward."
She added, "A big part is wanting to see those changes in women's wrestling. When I saw Lita and Trish main event RAW, I was like wow I want to see more of this. I want to see them get the respect for the work that they put in, regardless of gender. That is a massive motivator for me. But wrestling is an escape from this personal world. But I have also tried to educate myself in psychology and managing traumatic experiences. I have tried as much as possible to use as many psychology techniques as possible. There's a lot about me that no one knows as a person."
Recently, she opened up about the promotions that she wants to focus on working with. Learn more here.