Chikara Grand Champion Princess Kimber Lee recently spoke with Vaughn Johnson of Philly.com. Here are some highlights from the interview….
Fans not accepting inter-gender wrestling:
“Everybody has his or her opinions. Everybody is not going to like the same flavor of ice cream. It is what it is and I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully change some people’s opinions.
Does she think the perception is still changing about this type of wrestling?
“I think more and more people are coming around to it everyday. I’ve even seen some reviews of shows that I’ve been on where they say, ‘I don’t particularly like inter-gender matches, but this one made me actually go, ‘Hey, this was really good. I enjoyed that.’” Anytime I see something like that I feel really accomplished.”
On working for Chikara, the company giving women wrestling a bigger platform:
“One of the greatest things about [CHIKARA founder] Mike [Quackenbush] is that he’s always had so much faith in the women wrestlers. Even from earlier shows, women have had major parts to play in his company and it just shows that he believes in us.
It’s an awesome feeling to know that somebody has so much faith in me as a professional and as an athlete that their willing to give me their top spot. I love the being the flag bearer for a company like CHIKARA. It’s such a great place. I’m proud to say that I am that. It’s a great feeling to have and to have so many good people who are also on board with me backing me up.”
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