Recently, Cora Jade put a spotlight on the two professional wrestlers who most inspired her career.
According to a lot of female talents in the wrestling business, their biggest inspirations are legendary acts such as Trish Stratus, Mickie James and Lita. However, with younger stars such as Cora Jade, their list is more fresh.
Speaking in an interview with Fightful Select, Cora Jade highlighted how she realized things were different in terms of how women get treated now in the industry from back when she first started watching wrestling.
“When I first started watching, I was eight-years-old, 2009sh, I look at Undertaker and Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 25 as the match that got me into wrestling. At that time, I would go back and watch old women’s matches because I was so obsessed with it. I would be on my parent’s computer looking up old stuff. At that time, the women didn’t get a lot of time.
Even as a young kid, I noticed that and noticed there were a lot of differences in the women versus how the men were presented. Even as a young kid, I knew I wanted to be here, but I wanted to be a pro wrestler and wanted to have matches like the guys got to have and wanted to do all the things they got to do. I didn’t want to do all these bra and panty matches I was seeing as a kid. Even then, I knew I wanted to be so much more than that.”