At one point early in her career, Rae considered becoming a masked wrestler, or luchadora, just to cover up the smile. But, like a changing city, Booker T says women's wrestling took a noticeable turn in the s, when "more model-type girls" were being featured - wrestlers such as Sable. Medusa, she's another one you know, who worked at a very, very high level. And if some recent rumors prove to be true, they could be competing in the ring with former MMA champ and movie star Ronda Rousey, who was once thought of as the baddest woman on the planet. And she says it would be another boon to a form of entertainment dominated by men, and maybe change some minds. Over on Showtime, there's a female lucha libre Mexican wrestling plotline on the hit show "Ray Donovan," which is in the midst of its fifth season. But she says she's excited about her future in the WWE.
Charlee. Age: 25.
But because of the dangerous nature of pro wrestling, Salinas was initially worried she wouldn't be able to perform.
Ellie. Age: 20.
Going to the mat in women's wrestling
Salinas couldn't talk about the results of her performance for the tournament, which was recorded for television. A performance at a lucha libre event in Houston left her on cruches for three weeks. Salinas, who went to Davis High School now Northside High , is a personal trainer from the Heights who fell in love with wrestling when she was young.