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For Lee, it feels extremely real, not just because of good acting. As a former victim of bullying, professional wrestling has allowed her to live out her inner reality.

“When I first started watching wrestling, it was because I wanted to get back at my bullies and protect myself. Once they found out I was teaching myself pro wrestling, they backed away a bit,” she recalled. She learnt by watching YouTube videos and from television shows, before training with SPW.

But wrestling gradually evolved to represent more than that for Lee.

“Everyone kept making fun of me for being skinny, so I decided to embrace the skeleton,” said Lee, who puts on skeleton face paint for her matches. “Slowly, I found more confidence and it became my persona. In the ring, I can act out the things that I usually can’t act out.”

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