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Re: The Bottom Line: Why did WWE suddenly develop the interest in building up the women's division?

Profit is the bottom line. Adding value to the stock is the bottom line. Shareholder value. Whatever it takes to increase the stock, period. That's not to say that women wrestling shouldn't be the norm, as opposed to merely objectifying, however, I doubt the company suddenly developed a social conscience for the sake of it. Likely, they've seen that a better company image overall in this more PC era results in a higher investment potential from other companies in terms of advertisements, commercial revenues and partnerships.

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Re: The Bottom Line: Why did WWE suddenly develop the interest in building up the women's division?

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Because money. WWE still doesn't give a shit about the division otherwise we'll get some good women matches. Or even a 50% male/female match ratio on the main roster. And I haven't seen a good women's match on the main roster for a very long time. WWE are only pushing it because equality is all the rage now, and Steph wants to take credit for a 'women's revolution' when it started long before she got her ugly face plastered all over it. The fact that she is taking credit for it still annoys the shit out of me.
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The bigger question is why wouldn't they build up the women's division... or why didn't they do it earlier?

The fans wanted it. They asked for it. Begged for it. They had to do it and it's paying dividends. They are realising that the women can actually draw so they're building it up even more so. I'm glad.
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Profit is the bottom line. Adding value to the stock is the bottom line. Shareholder value. Whatever it takes to increase the stock, period. That's not to say that women wrestling shouldn't be the norm, as opposed to merely objectifying, however, I doubt the company suddenly developed a social conscience for the sake of it. Likely, they've seen that a better company image overall in this more PC era results in a higher investment potential from other companies in terms of advertisements, commercial revenues and partnerships.
Some very interesting posts.

Aside from Bayley and Sasha's merch sales, none of the current women draw (and I love Asuka, Kairi, Moon, and Lynch's work in the ring). So from where did this notion about them drawing or making WWE profitable in any way, or fans clamoring for them before the "woman's revolution" come from? Is there any proof?
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Re: The Bottom Line: Why did WWE suddenly develop the interest in building up the women's division?

Gail Kim says hi.

WWE was way behind the curve on women's wrestling. They had the access to plenty of talent back in the day and simply didn't want it. They only have a "women's revolution" (if it can still be called that) now because they were dragged into it by AJ Lee pointing out how bad they really were with it and the audience agreeing.
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Re: The Bottom Line: Why did WWE suddenly develop the interest in building up the women's division?

why easy answer money

that's probably all it is
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Re: The Bottom Line: Why did WWE suddenly develop the interest in building up the women's division?

Ronda Rousey.

They saw Ronda succes in UFC, tried to emulate it. It can't be more fucking obvious.
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Re: The Bottom Line: Why did WWE suddenly develop the interest in building up the women's division?

Getting with the times, Shimmer put in the ground work trying to get women's wrestling respected in North America for years - TNA were also years ahead of them.

Plus how could a PG Diva's division have possibly been anything but a detriment to PPVs?






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Re: The Bottom Line: Why did WWE suddenly develop the interest in building up the women's division?

A few women got over really BIG with the crowd in NXT and Stephanie figured she could parlay that into getting herself over.

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Re: The Bottom Line: Why did WWE suddenly develop the interest in building up the women's division?

For the same reason they pimp their charity work at every possible chance; it's good PR.
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Re: The Bottom Line: Why did WWE suddenly develop the interest in building up the women's division?

An attempt at riding the wave of this women-worshipping culture we're living in.
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Re: The Bottom Line: Why did WWE suddenly develop the interest in building up the women's division?

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Because liberalism/feminism is the cool thing and the trend nowadays. If punching babies was a trend, WWE would do it on their show.
WWE would do it on their shows a couple years from now
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