• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 16, 2017) – Attitude Era Diva Passed Away
On this day in 2017, we lost Old School WWF Attitude Era Diva Nicole Bass at the age of 52 after a stroke.
Bass previously worked for Paul Heyman’s ECW in 1998, before joining the World Wrestling Federation in 1999.
She debuted at WrestleMania XV when she attacked Tori and helped Sable to retain the WWF Women’s Championship, but unfortunately her run with the WWF only lasted a couple of months, before she left and filed a lawsuit against them, claiming that she was $exually harassed by “The Brooklyn Brawler” Steve Lombardi. The case was dismissed in 2003.
† REST IN PEACE NICOLE BASS!
August 10, 1964 – February 17, 2017
• WCW Veteran Explains Why He’s Not A Fan Of Women’s Wrestling
During a recent Impact Wrestling Media Call, Old School WCW Veteran Disco Inferno was asked about his opinion on Women’s Wrestling.
Below is what Disco said:
“I am not a big fan of women’s wrestling. To me women’s wrestling is kind of like the WNBA. They’re the best female basketball players in the world, but they’re not as good as the guys.
I’m not saying that there’s not a lot of talented women’s wrestlers. But the formula has shown in the past that regardless of your in-ring work, the more attractive you are determines how over you are.
I am a fan of the women’s wrestlers that can combine good looks with good work. If there’s a girl out there whose work isn’t as good but she’s hotter and has $ex appeal, I’m a fan of that.
You’re not gonna find a lot of people in this business that have a lot of negative things to say about me. Maybe they’ll say bad stuff about things I’ve said, but not me on a personal level.
When I say this stuff, I’m speaking from a standpoint of a person who’s been in the business for 26 years, been on booking committees and been an agent. So, I’m talking from an educated opinion. The criticism I give on my podcast and like what I’m saying now are the same things I would say to these people. I’m not telling people stuff that I wouldn’t say right to their faces.
In this PC culture, people want to pigeon-hole you as being $exist. Not really…is it $exist to not be a fan of the WNBA and be a fan of the NBA? That’s just a personal preference.
We’re not allowed to be critical of the work of women because we come across as $exist. But if you’re a professional wrestler, male or female, and you’re doing something I don’t like or I think is good…I’m gonna tell you how I feel. You can either agree it or not, but that’s how I feel.”