Dash Gonazalez is an AEW star and a former WWE star and she spoke about actually wanting to be a wrestler before she became an interviewer. Dasha was released by the WWE nearly a year ago. "I love wrestling. I was a casual fan growing up as a kid.
But over the five years, I was with WWE, I just fell in love with it," she said. "I loved the idea you could be physically fit and be a role model. You're on television. You're telling stories. You're allowing people to escape from their realities.
"Entertainment is one of the coolest things ever. Health and fitness have always been an important aspect of my life. Most of my family was morbidly obese, so I wanted to break that cycle. I wanted to be a role model in the community.
Wrestling was one of those things you could forget about reality for one second, put on an incredible show, I just wanted to just stay in wrestling." Dasha is currently working for All Elite wrestling. She started her career in AEW as a timekeeper.
Now she also does Spanish Commentary. She spoke about her interest in getting physical in the ring and even willing to take a bump or two if required.
Dasha Gonzalez on Wanting to be a Wrestler Before Broadcasting
"I'll throw out there, 'Hey, if you need me to take a bump.
I'll take a bump. Let me know.' That opportunity never presented itself there," she said. "But a lot of people don't know this, but I was signed to NXT as a wrestler before moving into announcing. I tried, but it wasn't in the cards for me there."
She will actually compete at this year’s Titan Games. We might probably see her compete at All Elite Wrestling one day as she will demonstrate her athletic ability in the Titan Games. "If I feel it is right for me and feel comfortable doing it, I try to wear as many hats as possible in [AEW]," Dasha Gonzalez said.
"I'm like, 'What do you all need me to do today?' I'm just so happy to be part of the All Elite Wrestling family. With "Titan Games," the whole world can see I am an athlete. I can move. I can't tell you how many messages I receive telling me they didn't even know I used to be a gymnast or wrestle in the ring.
They just see me doing all these different things. I'm just a happy person. Anywhere I'll be accepted, I'll be there.