Joey Ryan Explains Why It Is Important To Him To Have Equality In Wrestling, Talks Bar Wrestling

Joey Ryan opens up about a variety of topics to promote his documentary.

Joey Ryan is a name that many fans of the sport of professional wrestling have varying opinions of. Nonetheless, Ryan embraces what comes his way whether it'd be negative or positive and that is further expressed in his documentary that will air tomorrow at Starrcast II in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ryan and James Agiesta, who filmed and put together the documentary chatted with 'Vulture Hound' to promote the short film and Joey spoke about his desire to have equality in wrestling. Ryan stated that whether it'd be race or gender, he treats and promotes everyone as equals.

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“I mean it’s definitely something I’ve lived by my whole life, whether it’s in wrestling or in any other part of the world. Not only in inter-gender but sexuality or race, I try to treat everyone as equals and I try to promote everyone as equals." Ryan said. "The more I got into wrestling, I noticed a lot of the promotions didn’t treat female wrestlers equally and a lot of them got misused or mishandled. Especially seeing it with Candice [LeRae], seeing her struggles, it really opened my eyes on stuff that needed to be said in wrestling.”

Joey Ryan is the founder of the Southern California based promotion Bar Wrestling. The likes of Tessa Blanchard, Brian Cage, David Arquette, Jungle Boy, Moose, Jordynne Grace and hundreds of names have competed for Joey's promotion. He explained why he created Bar Wrestling and the basis of his answer was that he wanted to establish an environment that fans could simply come to and have a good time.

“In the industry, the more is the better. With Bar Wrestling, I wanted to create an environment where you don’t have to necessarily come to every show and you don’t have to follow the storylines. You can just come, relax and have a good time. The show starts, it ends and usually there’s no carry over to the next one. That was important to me because I do a lot of shows where there are a lot of storylines and a lot of characters. In the indies, there’s no TV, you can’t follow it, you can’t watch or DVR it. So I just wanted to create a show where the show begins and ends that same night.” He said.


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