Salina De La Renta On How She First Learned About Wrestling & More

During an interview with “411 Wrestling Interviews Podcast”, Salina De La Renta revealed that she hadn’t been exposed to wrestling until Total Divas. Here is what she had to say:

So my story with wrestling is a little bit different. I didn’t know wrestling until I was, 19 I would say. And I moved to Florida because I wanted to study film. And I hadn’t met wrestling at all. I remember watching some WWE stuff, and it was the Boogeyman eating worms. That was my first memory of wrestling. Then there’s really not anything else I remember; I remember knowing about John Cena, I knew about the Undertaker. But everybody else to me was non-existent. Then, when I moved to Florida, one of my assignments in college was to study reality TV, and I came across the show Total Divas. And that is how I came to know about wrestling.

And after watching the show, it just wouldn’t get out of my mind. I was like, ‘Man, I feel like a wrestler, I look like a wrestler. I am a wrestler!’ And I had no wrestling experience. I kept going back to the mirror and saying, ‘What if I had, like, really big guns? And what if I just shoved somebody against the wall?’ And I always had these thoughts, and I’m like, ‘This isn’t normal.’ Because I used to just daydream about being in movies. And when I met wrestling, I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. I told my mom, ‘Hey, do you think I look like a model’ — because that’s what I was doing at the time — ‘Or like a wrestler?’ And my mom’s like, ‘Eh, I mean you’ve been modelling, but I can see why you think that you look like a wrestler.’ And that was enough for me. I’m like, ‘All right, that’s it! I need to be a wrestler.’

I went on the WWE website, and they have a tab that says ‘How to become a professional wrestler.’ And it said to start on the indies. And I looked for a school, I [found] Pro Wrestling 2.0. And that was it for me. I started wrestling, and I fell in love with it.

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