The Lack of Cross-Gender #ACTION
I've talked about this a few times before - I don't understand why the WWE have, for some reason, completely stopped all forms of men-on-women and most forms of women-on-men action in the WWE.
This isn't UFC or any form of MMA, where beating the fuck out of someone is the whole point - professional wrestling is entertainment; a scripted sport; an artform; the physical contact is mutually agreed to (likely in their contracts too), so it's not like a guy slapping a woman for entertainment purposes is going to get anyone in trouble... right?
Well, it seems that WWE management is too scared to add some form of cross-gender physicality, whether it be an in-ring match; which maybe over the top, because cross-gender matches are fairly boring; but more importantly, just a little notable physicality - a push, or a slap.
Countless times in just the last year I have watched Raw and thought "Wow, WWE missed yet another opportunity to get [superstar] some major heat by smacking [diva] at least once." From Bryan and AJ, to Big E and Kaitlyn, all the way to Brie and Orton, which happened on the most recent Raw.
There are very little instances of a diva raising their hand to a superstar in the last few years, and the last time we saw a superstar lay a finger on a diva was when Kharma (who was basically booked like a man in the womens division anyway) was eliminated from the Royal Rumble; and if we were to look at the last time it happened before then, we'd have to travel back some time.
Brie Bella and Randy Orton made me realise how incredibly pathetic it is that the WWE clearly do not want even the slightest physicality between men and women.
Orton is failing hard at being the number one heel in the company - he's rarely getting boos, and often the cheers and screams of little girls and lonely women drown out the boos that he should be getting. And if the WWE are so set on putting Brie Bella into the picture to use her as sympathy for Bryan or whatever their plan is, why not get her physically involved?
Brie yelling at Orton, playing a semi-deranged and increasingly-psychopathic narcissist; a heel; made no sense at all.
WWE definitely, without a single doubt in my mind, should have booked Brie to get physically involved in the situation, by trying to stop Orton from assaulting Bryan. After a few moments of staring blankly at her, Orton should have pushed her aside, slapped her aside, or even RKO'd her and went back to Bryan without thinking of the consequences.
There are zero cons to having this happen. The only bad thing that would happen is some random self-entitled "womens rights" group would complain about a man's physicality towards a woman, but really, who cares? All that WWE would have to say is that it's a fucking act - it's scripted television and all parties mutually agreed and it was fine.
Ultimately, a single slap or one of the most simplest and safest manoeuvres in the WWE, the RKO, from Orton to Brie would have done wonders for Randy Orton, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Daniel Bryan, the WWE title, the male division, the diva division, the ratings, the popularity, the company and everyone involved, bar maybe the people who would have to deal with the handful of over-sensitive complaints.
Orton would finally get some (semi)well-deserved boos from the crowd, who would likely feel more sympathetic towards both Bryan and Brie - who would also get some form of backing in her match against AJ at Battleground.
WIN WIN WIN.
So, regardless of whether you read the post or not - what do you think about cross-gender physicality, and WWE's stance on it? Should it be done once and a while, or never at all?