Recently, an independent women’s wrestler LuFisto issued a few tweets about her experience with AEW. She stated that the promotion has a toxic women’s locker room.
LuFisto has competed in AEW one time on the April 6th, 2022 episode of AEW Dark. She teamed up with Emi Sakura & The Bunny to face Anna Jay, Ruby Soho & Skye Blue in a Six-Woman Tag Team match.
In an interview with Fightful Select, LuFisto claimed that Dustin Rhodes made a racist comment while she was backstage. She also said that Rhodes criticized her performance during the match.
“I go to the restroom. As I open the door, I hear, ‘She something something.’ I open the door and on the table, Ruby Soho is sitting with Dustin [Rhodes] and they just shut (up) and they look at me. ‘Okay, they were talking about me, that’s for sure.’ [Ruby is] like, ‘I have to go.’ I go to Dustin and he goes, ‘So, all French Canadian people are f–king a–holes eh?’ I’m like, ‘Excuse me, what?’ He was nice to me five minutes ago.”
LuFisto said that women in AEW won’t help each other.
“The thing that I do not accept, and it’s what’s going on at AEW right now, women are sh—ing on women when we should be helping each other and lifting each other up. If you’re not good enough to be out there and prove you can go and you have to go through politics and people you’re with, you don’t belong in the sport.”
Dustin Rhodes responded to LuFisto’s comment about him in the interview.
“Hey @LuFisto, read your story and sometimes as a coach I have to be very honest and won’t ever tell you a lie about how good or bad it was. Sometimes hard love comes out and wouldn’t have it any other way.
I hope you find what you’re looking for. #KeepSteppin❤️”
Hey @LuFisto , read your story and sometimes as a coach I have to be very honest and won't ever tell you a lie about how good or bad it was. Sometimes hard love comes out and wouldn't have it any other way.— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) August 3, 2023
I hope you find what you're looking for. #KeepSteppin❤️
LuFisto issued a few tweets after the interview and stated that AEW President Tony Khan didn’t care about the women’s division.
“The legitimate wrestlers believe Tony doesn’t give a damn about women’s wrestling and feel like they are going back to the Divas era.”
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