Trish Adora discusses representation and her time in NXT.
Independent wrestler Trish Adora has only been wrestling a few years, but she's done well for herself, having made an appearance on NXT television and wrestling for GCW, SHINE, and EVOLVE. Speaking to Andrew Thompson of POST Wrestling, Adora discussed her 2018 NXT bout against Kairi Sane.
"I enjoyed my experience there. I got to see some familiar faces of people I used to train with. The vibe was pretty laid back and Kairi was lovely and all smiles… until we got in the ring, of course," she said.
Minority representation in wrestling has always been a big topic, but it's been spotlighted even more in recent weeks with ACH (Jordan Myles in NXT) speaking out against WWE and racism. When asked about representation in wrestling, Adora said, "Representation absolutely matters. As a kid, I watched wrestling with my father and brothers and I thought it was so cool. They were such larger than life characters; I thought they were superheroes! And it wasn’t until I saw Jacqueline for the first time that I thought, ‘Oh, I can do that too?!’ And then I had it stuck in my head from then on that I was going to be a wrestler.”
One of the most prominent female African American wrestlers not signed to a major company is Big Swole, who has also spoken out about representation. Adora spoke highly of Big Swole and her leadership on the Independent scene.
“I see Big Swole as one of the figureheads of black women wrestlers. She is quite personable and all around, a joy to work with. She gives herself completely in the ring, which in turn gives me the confidence to take her to the limit," she said.
Elsewhere in the interview, Adora discussed her time training at the Team 3D Academy, wrestling for Hoodslam, and more.