Wednesday, November 29

Lita believes that the next barrier that wrestling must overcome is to stop having a gender

There is no doubt that women’s wrestling has advanced by leaps and bounds over the course of the last decade. Not just through WWE’s women’s revolution, even though that’s what gets most of the attention, but also through promotions like Impact, who were giving their Knockouts big, well-deserved spots on the main cards. before WWE started doing the same.

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In WWE, that has led to the introduction of women’s Royal Rumble, women’s Money in the Bank, and even female superstars headlining WrestleMania. However, lita he believes that the next step for wrestling is to stop having a gender. Not necessarily by reintroducing cross-gender matches into the main product, but by not treating women’s wrestling as some kind of quota that has to be filled.


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“I don’t care how you identify, we’re just going to come out and show ourselves,” Lita told Forbes. “It’s not like ‘what women do we have on the show? Where is that representation? No, I play fair. Everyone go. Save your place and we’ll go there. Some nights that might mean eight women’s matches on the card, some nights that might mean two.”

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Lita goes on to suggest that the championships lose the women’s tag, something WWE has toyed with in the past. She briefly referred to the NXT women’s title as the NXT Championship, though that probably made things a bit confusing, since that’s what the title the men compete for is called. Ronda Rousey has lobbied for that recently, asking for the same thing back when she was the SmackDown Women’s Champion.

WWE already does a good job of balancing men’s and women’s wrestling and not making a big deal out of it. At least not as important as it was when women marked the first news on a weekly basis. For Lita, the goal is for fans not even to think about how many women’s matches are on a card. That a show is simply judged on the quality of wrestling and not because there aren’t enough women represented, or vice versa.

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