By now, you've probably seen the wrestling clip that the entire wrestling community is talking about. At a Suburban Fight event on Dec. 30, Kelly pulled out a "used tampon" from her pants and stuck it in the mouth of her opponent, Tuna.
The clip went viral over the weekend and everyone with a social media account had an opinion on it. You can view reactions here.
Appearing on the Wrestling With Reality podcast, Kelly addressed the negative comments she's received following the spot going viral.
"Everyone thinks that I’m kind of like butt-hurt about what people are saying but the truth is I really don’t care what people are saying," said Kelly. "The fact of the matter is, if Jim Cornette is wishing for me to die in a boiling tub of oil. Okay, that’s great, but all his thousands and thousands of followers? They’re seeing my name, they’re clicking on my profile. Statistically, I’m getting views, so when he tweets about me, good or bad, all those millions of followers that he has are going to click over to my page.
"On top of that, even if we take all these statistics and ego-driven comments out of the way, at the end of the day he doesn’t pay my bills. He doesn’t make me happy. He’s not in my day-to-day life. The moment that he’s in my day-to-day life or paying my bills, that’s when I care about what he has to say. Today, I’m smiling. I’m having a good day and this is not affecting me at all."
Kelly continued, saying she did not perform the spot in order to go viral and didn't think it would turn into such a big deal.
"Going into the match, everyone has said like ‘oh, she just did this for likes, or she did this for views or shock-value.' I didn’t do it for anything. I only did it because it would be fun. I didn’t think it was even going to be out like that. You do these bar shows and you don’t know if it’s even going to be filmed," she said. "You go into these matches with the mindset of ‘I’m just gonna have fun.’ And that’s what I did. We tore the house down that night. It was so fun and I didn’t expect anything out of it, good or bad. I just expected to have a fun match.
"The only thing that I’m confused about, is why anybody in their right mind is angry about what I did. I didn’t hurt anybody, physically or verbally. Nobody is in danger. Nothing that I did was cruel. It was a match. A wrestling match and I just really don’t understand why some people are so are filled with hate and anger, that’s what’s really confusing to me," said Kelly. "Of course I expected to people to be grossed about because that’s the point of the whole thing. If it didn’t gross people out, I wouldn’t have done it. I don’t understand why people would be angry about the situation. If I look at it from an outside perspective and I saw somebody else do that, I would think it was funny. I wouldn’t be angry even if I did think it was gross."
Finally, Kelly addressed the criticism that the spot "didn't tell a story."
"If anybody is telling me to go ‘maybe you should’ve tried telling a story.’ Well if you would have been there at the match, you would have understood that from the moment the match began I was starting with my mind games. I started the match with my hands in my pants and slapping her in the face with my dirty hands," she stated. "The story is ‘I don’t care what I have to do, I’m going to win this match. And if I have to mess with your brain a little before I do then so be it.’ The story of Priscilla Kelly is she doesn’t care what she has to do to win, and I know a lot of people say that, but in my case it always doesn’t have to be a physical move."
Finally, Kelly asked, "My question is for people, why are you so angry? Did it really affect you on that level?"
Kelly is already capitalizing on the attention, releasing a shirt where proceeds go to Freedom4Girls.
— The Priscilla Kelly (@priscillakelly_) January 6, 2019
At the end of the interview, she revealed that Suburban Fight is already trying to set up a rematch between her and Tuna.
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