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SoCal Val Highlights The Importance Of Social Media For Professional Wrestlers Today

SoCal Val believes not enough of today’s wrestlers are utilizing social media to get themselves over.

GAW TV’s SoCal Val recently sat down with Lee Tarrier of PWMania. When asked about how important social media is to wrestling right now, Val believes it’s everything. She also believes that no performer should be above using it.

“It’s everything, and it’s one of those things that I find really interesting,” SoCal Val said. “I will meet a wrestler once in a while that’s like, ‘Oh yeah, I’m not on social media.’ And I’m like, ‘dude, Roman Reigns is on social media; no one’s above social media,’ you know? I remember getting jobs in Orlando as a model, and I was not particularly right for the job. They didn’t even want a redhead but saw I had a huge following, and I got that job because I was very active on social media.

“So I think we are in an age where it’s, I mean, yes, it can be harmful. It can bruise the ego once in a while. But if you have the competence and you can let things slide off, it is hugely beneficial as you use it for personal gain and for positivity and just to promote what you’re doing. It’ll take you so far.

“There are wrestlers that, with all due respect, perhaps they’re not the most seasoned, or they’re not the most polished in the ring. But damn if they’re not entertaining and good at promoting themselves. That’s a huge part of it.

“And if I were ever to hire wrestlers for anything, I would definitely look at their social media and see how they come across on screen, how they are with the fans. It is insanely important in any industry, but wrestling, for sure, is one of those industries that you need to be on top of your social media game.

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