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SoCal Val Opens Up About Immune System Deficiency & Shoe Fetish

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- Mister Saint Laurent reporting:

TNA Knockout SoCal Val joined Mister Saint Laurent on MLW Radio presented by, the official podcast of Major League Wrestling. Val has struggled with an immune system deficiency most of her life and opened up about it on the show.

"I was home schooled from the 4th grade on because I have a really bad immune system. A lot of people don't know that. It's really easy for me to get sick. I lose my voice quite a bit. I'm pretty much always not feeling 100%. It's very rare for me to say 'Wow, nothing's wrong.' There's always some kind of something going on with me."

"I had mono for several weeks when I was five years old and it really weakened my immune system. Now it's pretty much called 'Epstein Barr' and/or 'Chronic Fatigue' [syndrome]. My immune system is really bad. I'm not like the boy in the bubble like some people like to joke, but if somebody has a cold, I'm going to get it. Being a kid in school, I'd get Scarlet fever and strep throat several times."

You can listen to the SoCal Val episode of MLW Radio presented by for FREE at and on iTunes (search: MLW Radio) and syndicated via

Other topics include:

-Her behind the scenes job at TNA

-Getting her first big break with MLW

-Her desire to return to managing

-Her thoughts on fans with strange fetishes

-How she's gotten to keep her name throughout her career

-What it was like breaking into the business at the young age of 16

-And yes, her love of shoes!

Mister Saint Laurent also announced that the FIRST MLW World Champion, "The Franchise" Shane Douglas would be on next Thursday's show talking about wrestling for the MLW title in FINLAND, his career, and a lot of interesting subjects. Plus, there will be a bonus episode of MLW Radio on Monday with Part 4 of the conversation with Konnan & Court Bauer.

MLW Radio is a new podcast series that's being produced in conjunction with the MLW Digital Project, which is currently underway and includes the relaunching of, the MLW tape library going online and several more yet to be announced features. You can find out more at and

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