Some say Sexy Star started the Women’s Revolution. And by “some,” I mean pretty much just Sexy Star. The Mexican luchadora and former AAA and Lucha Underground star, who unmasked a couple of years back and is also known as Dulce García, has largely left wrestling behind after injuring Rosemary with a shoot armbar at TripleMania XXV in August 2017. She claimed it wasn’t her fault, but she basically became persona non grata in pro wrestling after that. She’s since moved on to MMA, and recently made her debut in Alberto Del Rio’s company Combate Americas.
García gave a Spanish language interview to The Roman Show, and WrestlingInc translated some of her comments. She was asked if being the first woman to win the Lucha Underground Championship made an impact at WWE, and she quickly agreed that it did:
I personally think that yes. WWE took notice. I am proud that they gave me that opportunity as a woman, as a Mexican and as a warrior. I felt they [WWE] found out that that had a big buzz all over the world. I think it inspired them to act.
Of course, by the time that episode of Lucha Underground aired on November 16, 2016, the groundbreaking Triple Threat between Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, and Becky Lynch had already happened at WrestleMania 32, and it had been more than a year since Bayley and Sasha had main-evented NXT TakeOver: Respect after bringing the house down at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. So it seems like the revolution, slow as it might have been, was well underway.
Showing her usual level of self-awareness, García went on to say that she’d love to join WWE, and would be particularly excited to face Ronda Rousey, whether in a wrestling or MMA context.