Trish Adora On Being Pan-Afrikan Champion, Wanting To Be An Inspiration For Little Girls

Trish Adora discusses her career and who from the WWF inspired her to become a wrestler.

Adora, the current Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora Wrestling Champion, recently spoke with Warren Hayes. Adora talked about being the first champion in the title's history and said she is happy to carry herself as a champion.

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“I’m happy to defend this title wherever I go. I’m happy to bear that standard. I’m happy to carry myself in a way that a champion should. It’s because of this title that I just see things so differently. [...] Even how I feel about my own part and my own career. It really just changed my outlook on everything. [...] To be the person to hold this first I just, I always want to do it justice,” Adora said.

Adora said the first time wrestling bug bit her was during the WWF days when Jaqueline was feuding with Crash Holly. Adora loved the rivalry and the sight of a black woman having great matches and it inspired her to think about being a wrestler.

“[The Crash Holly and Jacqueline rivalry] just kinda sparked something in me. I thought that was so cool to just see a black woman having these dope matches, fighting the dudes. I thought that was really cool, especially having five brothers and always having to fend for myself and fight once in a while. I thought that was awesome: ‘I could probably do that someday,'" Adora said.

Now, Adora wants to be the inspiration for little girls who also want to follow in her footsteps in the same way Jaqueline was for her.

“I’m hoping that like some little girl sees me and is like ‘Oh, that’s cool, so I guess I could do whatever.’ It took me seeing Jacqueline and I hope somebody sees me know and thinks ‘that’s cool’ and maybe tries for something maybe they wouldn’t have tried for and trailblaze in their own little way in their own communities and stuff like that. That’s the goal," Adora said.

The full interview can be seen in the video at the top of the page. Credit to Warren Hayes for the transcriptions.

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