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By Steven Fernandes on 2022-09-28 18:59:00

Jeannie Buss was named on Variety's Women's Impact Report Class of 2022. Listed as Owner and Executive Producer WOW - Women of Wrestling, Variety wrote the following profile on Buss:

The most powerful woman in pro sports, Lakers controlling owner and president Buss is bringing her vision of female empowerment to WOW — Women of Wrestling. “It was important for me to invest my personal funds into opportunities for women in sports that would build a successful business model for years to come,” she says. “Since the passage of Title IX, there has been a surge in the growth of women participating in college athletics. The only disappointment is that, once their college eligibility is over and unless they are going to the WNBA or professional tennis or golf, there are not a lot of places for women to showcase their athletic talent. WOW allows women to be center stage and have a platform to show off their athleticism and performance skills.”

Buss was also interviewed by ESPN discussing why she's put her own money into WOW at this link.  Discussing attending her first WOW event after years of being invited by David McLane, Buss said, "I thought it was going to be mud wrestling or Jell-O wrestling or something that wouldn't appeal to me.  After I ran out of excuses, I finally had to go see a show. As soon as I walked in and saw it, it all made sense. I was a kid who collected comic books. I dreamed of being Supergirl or Wonder Woman."  Thanks to Christopher Dean.



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