Former WWE Superstar Alicia Fox, now wrestling under the moniker Vix Crow, recently opened up about her past experiences with WWE, especially focusing on the controversial practices that have plagued the company's history.
Speaking candidly to Elijah Burke on The Pope's Point of View podcast, she delved into her own journey within the world of wrestling and how it allowed her to better comprehend her treatment during her tenure with WWE. "Being independent contractors, we're essentially lending our bodies to the promotion," Crow said.
"The thing is, WWE isn't the only game in town, yet there's this pervasive sense of nostalgia that keeps fans hooked." She also touched on the racial insensitivity that has, at times, been a part of WWE's legacy. "Given that this company has a history of promoting racially insensitive characters, it's become clearer why I was treated a certain way," Crow continued.
"I didn't fully grasp the historical context at the time because I was living the experience in real-time, not retrospectively. I drove countless hours, toured rigorously, and adhered to the company's guidelines, all without bringing in extra camera crews to amplify an already exploitative situation." After leaving WWE, Vix Crow has found a new home in Booker T's Reality of Wrestling, where she is looking to carve out a renewed identity away from the mainstream wrestling circuit.
She emphasizes the importance of understanding that WWE is not the be-all and end-all in the wrestling world.
Crow’s insights offer a poignant look at the complexities of working in an industry that has been as celebrated as it has been criticized.
While she navigated the system in a straightforward, linear fashion during her WWE days, her retrospective lens offers valuable lessons and sparks crucial conversations about the wrestling industry's past, present, and future.
Her decision to reinvent herself on the independent circuit serves as a testament to the evolving landscape of professional wrestling. As the industry becomes more diverse in its range of platforms and promotions, talents like Vix Crow exemplify the transformative power of perspective and choice in modern wrestling.