Few professional wrestlers are able to balance their professional wrestling and social media use like Chelsea Green. Not only is the Victoria native active in promoting any upcoming wrestling endeavours, but she consistently engages her fans with new content and behind-the-scenes looks into life as a professional wrestler.
Green recently joined us on the Conversations With Love podcast to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, her use of social media and maintaining relationships in professional wrestling. The full interview can be found here.
Please credit Spencer Love of the WCSN for any transcriptions used.
Keeping busy during the COVID-19 pandemic:
“Oh, my god, isn’t it insane? I was saying this before to all my Canadian friends: I know I can’t complain, because I’m in Florida, I’ve got a pool, but still, it’s so crazy!”
Walking the line between her character on NXT and her personal life on social media:
“I really struggle with that, actually. I kind of get people telling me all sorts of different things when it comes to social media. When I was with Impact, a lot of people were kind of annoyed that I would post as myself, but then also post as the Hot Mess. But, that’s what I love about my job and about social media is I can choose. So, I really didn’t give a s**t that people thought that was annoying or it broke kayfabe, because at that point it’s 2018 and people know that I am dating who I’m dating and that I live where I live and they know who my good friends are. So, they know that when I leave the Impact Zone or when I leave NXT, I am not the Hot Mess. But, of course, yeah, my co-workers kind of were a little bit annoyed, a couple of them, but I think they quickly realized, like, ‘look, she’s playing a character, it’s who she is.’”
“We really haven’t had many people like that in the generation of social media that have to figure this out, because everyone in wrestling is kind of an extended version of themselves, and the Hot Mess really wasn’t. It was a true character. I have to say, it was difficult, and I struggle with it every day. I struggle with how much do I give away versus what I want to keep private and stuff like that. All in all, I just like my fans to know exactly who I am, and that’s every side of me, whether it’s my family, my relationships, my friends, and I don’t give a s**t if a friend is in a different company. I’m sorry, but I’m going to post with Britt Baker and Cody Rhodes and Brandi Rhodes. I don’t care. They’re my friends. I get a little bit of flack for it, but I think everyone is pretty understanding nowadays.”
Maintaining relationships when working for different companies:
“It’s funny, I actually have a harder time keeping in touch with my normal civilian friends. My wrestling friends know - like, Britt and Santana (Garrett) and Deonna (Purrazzo), those are my best wrestling friends, and they know if we’re super busy, we might not talk for two weeks. We might see each other every day, but then we might go two weeks and we haven’t even spoken to each other, but we’re all kind of just as busy. It’s harder for my girlfriends in Canada who are normal human beings to understand how busy I am, or to understand that I truly might go 48 hours without looking at my phone if I’m taping a RAW or an NXT or something. That’s kind of the more difficult side of things, and especially having a bunch of friends all over the place. All my girlfriends from Impact, we’re now all in different companies. Allie is in AEW, Rosemary’s in Impact, Sienna is with NWA. We don’t care. We just do us. We’re friends, and we really don’t care what companies we’re at. We just happen to be at different companies right now, but who knows what will happen in two years?”
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