The joke podcast recently interviewed pro wrestler Maria Kanellis where the trio got Kanellis’ thoughts on NWA president Billy Corgan deciding not to host an all-female Empowerrr 2 pay-per-view this year after the success of last year’s event. year. Highlights from the interview are below.
On Billy Corgan’s comments about not holding an Empowerrr 2, and how this compares to her Women’s Wrestling Army show:
“I think it depends on what women you look at. For his promotion, he has a certain view on the women he has in his promotion and what kind of women he wants in his promotion and what kind of stories he wants to tell with those women. We have a screening on November 4 and 5 in Chicago and we will have 25-30 women. There will be 25 women on both days. We also have many different styles of wrestling. If you look across the board, we could have 40. If Bobby Cruise wouldn’t tell me no to certain people, I’d say, ‘Okay.’ Bobby is the one where he says, ‘I know every time we have a women’s show you want WrestleMania, but you can’t.’ “Well why not?” [laughs] That is heavy.”
Understands where Corgan is coming from as EmPowerrr is a PPV event that must be sold to the public:
“It’s also, EmPowerrr is a pay-per-view. If you’re trying to sell pay-per-views, are there enough women to sell pay-per-views? Maybe he sees it that way. Are there enough women for his audience to sell pay-per-views? For our show we have 25 to 30 women that we work with on a regular basis. In Ring of Honor, we worked with about 25 women every shot.”
(H/T and transcribed by pugnacious)