• WWE Wrestler Opens Up On Being Sexually Abused By Her Uncle
WWE NXT’s Shotzi Blackheart was the guest on this past Monday’s episode of the Chasing Glory podcast with Lilian Garcia.
Shotzi talked about the traumatic experience of being sexually abused as a child.
Below is what she said:
“I had a pretty rough childhood, to be honest. I bounced around from like, my mom’s to my dad’s and to my friend’s house at a real young age. I dealt with a lot of sexual abuse for like, years.
When I finally came out about it – I came out to my middle school counselor – [my uncle] went to jail. He’s still in jail now. But when I came out about it, some of my family didn’t believe me. But my dad really helped me through it, and so did musical theater. That’s why I liked performing so much – it was a big outlet for me. That was my therapy.
I know that so many girls deal with this; it’s like a crazy amount. I encourage girls to come to me and talk about it because I’m so open with it.
I had to do a lot of therapy afterwards. I found like, a really awesome therapist, so that helped a lot. And like I said, performing was always just like therapy in itself. I think I always chased it, so I think wrestling is therapy for me too. I just need it.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 25, 1999) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped in Rochester, New York and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Armageddon 1999’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Kurt Angle vs. D-Lo Brown
2. WWF European Title: Val Venis vs. The British Bulldog
3. WWF Hardcore Title: The Big Boss Man vs. Kane
4. WWF World Tag Team Title #1 Contendership Match: The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection vs. The Hollys
5. Rikishi Phatu vs. Joey Abs
6. Turkey Bowl Match: Jacqueline vs. Ivory (Special Referee: Miss Kitty)
7. The Godfather vs. Al Snow
8. WWF World Tag Team Titles – Steel Cage Match: The New Age Outlaws vs. The Hardy Boyz
9. Triple H & X-Pac vs. Shane McMahon & Test