Vivian Rivera was raised in the streets of South LA, where stories of inequality and violence are more common than success. As a Salvadoran from the wrong side of town, she was frequently told that she would never go anywhere in life. Vivian found refuge in wrestling and her hero, Eddie Guerrero.
Watching Eddie helped Vivian learn it would take incredible honesty, accountability, courage, and resilience to fight the challenges and demons within herself. Struggling for years with depression and thoughts of self-harm, Vivian quickly realized that the systems in place were not on her side. She developed a strong desire to heal—not just for herself, but for her community. Vivian didn’t want to succumb to her circumstances and battles, but to rise despite them. She earned her master’s degree and became a social worker to serve the people she loves.
Through it all, she still loved wrestling. Today, Vivian Rivera has come to WOW as a beacon of hope for all the girls who have ever felt like they didn’t have a chance.