The empresaria of Promociones Dorado gives a candid look at her background exclusively to The Gorilla Position
By Michael Melchor, Executive Editor
Salina de la Renta is not one to be trifled with.
As MLW’s empresaria of Promociones Dorado, de la Renta leads a squad that includes former MLW World Champion Low Ki, “The Sicario” Ricky Martinez, legendary luchador LA Park and his son, Hijo de LA Park. She can be seen week in and week out on MLW Fusion ensuring that her and her stable are atop MLW and the wrestling world by any means necessary.
The person behind the character, while much nicer, also has a very similar drive to succeed in the wrestling world. A drive that started in what many die-hard wrestling fans would consider the unlikeliest of places.
“I didn’t really know professional wrestling until I was 19,” de la Renta told The Gorilla Position recently during an interview. “I was pursuing a career in screenwriting and, as I was going to college, my professor said I had to do a film assignment studying reality TV. Talking to my dad, he told me I should watch ‘Total Divas” for my assignment because he thought I would really like it. So I’m sitting down, watching the show with my mom and I told her, ‘I know I’m a model but I feel like I could be a professional wrestler. I’m like them – I feel like I could fit in!’”
De la Renta actually began her career in the ring before a serious knee injury relegated her to the sidelines. Rather than whine and cry about her luck – or, worse yet, quit – de la Renta had impressed someone that would open her door to national television.
MLW Executive Vice President of Wrestling Operations MSL, who had seen de la Renta wrestle and train in Florida, offered her a spot in the newly recreated MLW. Initially a backstage interviewer role, de la Renta quickly transcended that role as her knowledge and experience in television and acting led to her becoming the notorious impresaria for MLW.
“I’ve been acting basically since birth, because I was put on the stage to be Baby Jesus,” de la Renta said. “Around [age] 4, I was doing a couple plays. I was always involved in the acting team at my school, I went to conventions in New York trying to practice and get better. I feel like my background in TV is really what they saw.”
That determination and lifelong drive has led de la Renta and Promociones Dorado on MLW Fusion. According to de la Renta, there’s more to come.
“Right now, I feel like I’m on top of it and just enjoying everything that comes,” de la Renta said. “I’m not sure what my future has for me or where I’m headed, but I know that it looks really good.”
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