Mandy Leon is a fixture in Ring Of Honor's Women of Honor division, but doesn't see a competition with WWE,
When speaking to USA Today, Mandy said even though WWE is running a women's tournament and have increased focus on their women, there's no competition there.
"A lot of people have this misconception that we're in competition, but that's not the case. There is literally zero competition. It's just two entities that are at the top in professional wrestling. We're doing our own thing and they're doing their own thing. I do think it's a beautiful thing that the attention they brought to their women's division, the amount of opportunities and all those women that they're using for the physical aspect of the division have come from the indies, so it does bring focus back here and it does help. People want to see it here and how we do it," said Leon.
Leon has actually participated in a WWE tryout, something Fightful.com interviewed her about recently. That wasn't her only connection to the company, as she also was an Adam Rose Rosebud.
"It was fun. I was brand new in the business and had not that much experience at all, so it was an opportunity to network and get the experience. Everybody there is very nice and treats you like family. I was there just as an extra and we did have dark matches before every taping. Through that, I earned a tryout in Orlando and that went phenomenal. A few months later, everything was transitioning where the focus was on the more athletic side of things and creating a strong women's division. Once that came about, for me, I didn't want to go there yet. My goal wasn't just to get an opportunity because of the way I look. I wanted an opportunity because I made a name for myself and I worked in Ring of Honor and made history in the indies and made an impact. Then I want to go there. I don't feel like I've accomplished what I've wanted to accomplish yet. I do want to go there someday, but right now I'm happy here. Ring of Honor will always be my home," Mandy said.
You can see the full interview at this link.
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