AEW broadcaster Dasha Gonzalez has spoken out about her time spent in the WWE.
Gonzalez is currently a broadcaster/ring announcer for All Elite Wrestling (AEW). The 32-year-old, who was known as Dasha Gonzalez in WWE, recently appeared on Chris Jericho’s “Talk is Jericho” podcast for a tell-all interview.
Dasha expressed her frustrations with being told by the WWE to tone down her personality.
“I was always told I had too much personality and I had to dial it down. I was told it is not about the interviewer it’s about the person being interviewed. I had a lot of conflict because I had a lot of personality and I felt my personality could put over what the talent was saying but they said, it is not about you, it is about the talent. The light was shined on the talent so you had to ask your question, don’t show facial expression and let their answers make the viewer have a certain sentiment or feeling. I wasn’t allowed to nod. I felt I had to get the question exactly verbatim how it was written or the world was going to end. Interviewing wasn’t my thing I guess.” Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez goes on to say she was never given a reason for her WWE release.
“I got a phone call and they said we are letting you go and I didn’t get any answers. It was after WrestleMania. I was out of work for six months. There are always ups and downs in the company. I didn’t take it personally. Some doors close for greater ones to open. You stop to think, what did I do? But at the end of the day, I gave it 110% everyday for 5 years. I worked my tail off for them, but I don’t take it personally. It is what it is. It’s the nature of the beast. If you’re not a chosen one, then, that’s how it is. I was down for a little bit. But, I’m such an optimist, that I’m not going to let that stop me. I’m the little engine that could.” she said.
Whilst Gonzalez is largely known for being a broadcaster, she is also more than capable of competing inside the ring. Last year she was victorious in a singles match against Renee Michelle as part of Great Lakes Championship Wrestling’s Blizzard Brawl Event. She has also appeared on NBC’s The Titan Games.