There are always rumours of homosexuality in wrestling over the years, male wrestles performing sexual acts for pushes and higher pay days. Fans see the women dating guys, then dumping them when they get a better gig while dating someone new at the better gig. Fans just connect the dots. The women aren't that talented and are just there to sell sex so it isn't hard to see where the attitude comes from.
Because of that kind of attitude we have more Velvet Skys and Tessmachers than we do Awesome Kongs or Sara del Reys. "They're just for show" is the attitude that will make sure it stays that way. I actually never see
the female talent dating anyone; I get that info from forums like these. If it weren't for people saying it, I'd never know. What's more, I don't care. What I take issue with is the assumption that just the women are sluts. Sorry, but if you go by the criteria people judge the women by, switching up dudes, then by that same token CM Punk is a male slut, because he's dated a lot of female wrestlers. Apparently Cena is a slut too. I'm not the least bit a feminist, but there are male wrestlers right now whose faces and bodies are more paying their way than their ring skills. (*ahem* Rob Terry) I could say, "Maybe the guys are just there for me to look at" but I know that's not true; if they can't work, I don't care how hot they are, get out of the ring or off my tv. Attractiveness is no measure of worth, but that might just be my ovaries talking.
Tara and Gail Kim are apparently "not that good." Well, this is news to me. But I don't blame people for thinking like above. They work very hard to create that image, after all. Just disappointed that it's that cut and dried for some folks. Anyway, as you were.
I find that pretty odd considering the majority of there matches within the last couple weeks have been pretty good. It's not like the Knockouts haven't been about looks, they have. I hate that. I'm sorry, if you don't count Kong, gimme one so-so looking KO. They've been about tits and ass from the start, look at their photo shoots. Back when they were talking about "we're not models" they were doing photoshoots that bordered pornographic. The difference is, they still had badass women's action. What's changed? The women they have. They need fresh blood.
Agreed (and they were hypocritical in that, I must say). There were some guys who didn't care about women's wrestling, especially since a lot of mainstream female wrestlers look/act like they could moonlight as porn stars, but when they put them in angles/matches where they showed their toughness, it meant something, thus the high ratings for their segments. The sexuality was a part of everything else, and not even the predominant part at that time. They had storylines and real feuds. I personally don't think that the women themselves have changed so much as how they're used. If given storylines/feuds, I think they would work with them well, but when they don't have those things it makes it easier for things to seem stale. I need a storyline/feud I can be invested in, otherwise it's literally just the same few people coming out and wrestling week after week. In a word: boring.
And yes, I agree; there are guys who find ODB hot. Her voice is grating and I personally don't find her to be impressive in the ring, but she has a complete character, not a shiny ring attire, skip out to the ring pointing at the crowd and smiling blandness. She's a brawler with a idgaf attitude that'll bust your balls or have a beer with you. Some guys actually like that. I'm not like that, but maybe for that reason I find it entertaining to watch.