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UPDATED: Kelly Klein & Lance Storm Take Shots at Disco Inferno Over Women’s Wrestling Comments

February 15, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– Former Women of Honor Champion Kelly Klein and Lance Storm took aim at Disco Inferno over his recent comments about women’s wrestling. Klein posted to Twitter commenting on Inferno’s comments that women aren’t as good of wrestlers as men, which prompted a response from Storm as you can see below:

ORIGINAL: During a recent Impact Wrestling media call, former WCW talent Disco Inferno (aka Glen Gilbertti) revealed that he’s not a big fan of women’s wrestling. During the call, he discussed his not being a fan of women’s wrestling and explained his stance. Below are some highlights (transcript via WrestlingInc.com).

Disco Inferno on why he thinks women’s wrestling is like the WNBA: “I am not a big fan of women’s wrestling. To me women’s wrestling is kind of like the WNBA. They’re the best female basketball players in the world, but they’re not as good as the guys. I’m not saying that there’s not a lot of talented women’s wrestlers. But the formula has shown in the past that regardless of your in-ring work, the more attractive you are determines how over you are. I am a fan of the women’s wrestlers that can combine good looks with good work. If there’s a girl out there whose work isn’t as good but she’s hotter and has sex appeal, I’m a fan of that.”

Disco Inferno on his favorite women’s wrestler: “My favorite women’s wrestler of all time was Velvet Sky. I thought the Beautiful People was a great gimmick for two female professional wrestlers. They looked great and had a great entrance and could wrestle. I was a big fan of that. But collectively, I’m not a big fan of women’s wrestling. They had that Mae Young Classic – I can’t watch that. Pro wrestling to me is based around grown men that want to fight each other….That’s just what I’m a fan of.”

On his views not affecting his relationships with other wrestlers: “You’re not gonna find a lot of people in this business that have a lot of negative things to say about me. Maybe they’ll say bad stuff about things I’ve said, but not me on a personal level. When I say this stuff, I’m speaking from a standpoint of a person who’s been in the business for 26 years, been on booking committees and been an agent. So, I’m talking from an educated opinion. The criticism I give on my podcast and like what I’m saying now are the same things I would say to these people. I’m not telling people stuff that I wouldn’t say right to their faces.”

Disco Inferno on why he believes he’s not sexist for his views: “In this PC culture, people want to pigeon-hole you as being sexist. Not really…is it sexist to not be a fan of the WNBA and be a fan of the NBA? That’s just a personal preference. We’re not allowed to be critical of the work of women because we come across as sexist. But if you’re a professional wrestler, male or female, and you’re doing something I don’t like or I think is good…I’m gonna tell you how I feel. You can either agree it or not, but that’s how I feel.”