Joey Ryan Responds to Criticism of Intergender Wrestling


Professional wrestling star Joey Ryan recently took part in an IMPACT Wrestling media call to discuss several professional wrestling topics. Ryan revealed the advice that he gives to young professional wrestlers just starting out, and those who compare intergender wrestling to domestic abuse.

Here are the highlights:

Advice he gives to young wrestlers just starting out: “If you’re first starting out, I always recommend to find a trainer that’s been to places you want to go,” Ryan said. “That’s not necessarily going to determine you getting to those places because that’s your own work and your own brand, but it’s like a cheat code in a video game. You have someone that can guide you to those places.”

Those who compare intergender wrestling to domestic abuse: “I think an important difference between domestic violence and professional wrestling is consent,” said Ryan. “The wrestlers have agreed to wrestle each other…as opposed to domestic violence which isn’t consented. I’m heavy on the theatrical side of pro wrestling and there is a split as to if pro wrestling is a sport or if it’s theater. I lean towards the theatrical part.”

H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions

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