Ex Con With A Heart Of Gold
Join Date: Mar 2010
What if The Opposite of the Woman's Revolution Happened 5 Years Ago and Woman's Wrestling Was Totally Phased Out of WWE?
Starting 5 years ago, what if 20 to 30 percent of the women's wrestling role was cut, year on year out, until by about year 4 or year 5, WWE just said, "We're not doing any female wrestling anymore."
What do you suppose television ratings and pop culture relevance and business deals would be like? I think they'd be better.
I don't really mind it, but it seems like its gone upwards and upwards in percent the last 5 years and it seems like its almost half of RAW and Smackdown. Last RAW, there was a pretty close to 50 minute period of time where women's wrestling and promo and backstage segments started and went on until you saw men really doing anything on screen.
Its gotten to a point where people are claiming the shows feel like SHIMMER and GLOW, like there's an entire amount of pro wrestling which feels like an entire women's wrestling promotion grafted onto the show.
I know they push it very hard, but the damage has been done by WWE and just professional wrestling in general. The damage being done is that women historically, for decades, have been and still are considered by the typical WWE viewer as undercard and midcard acts. The problem being, WWE is now booking them just as important if not more important, than cruiserweights, tag team wrestling and just men's wrestling in general. Now the women are starting and closing RAW and Smackdown, starting and closing PPVs, getting their own PPVs and now people are talking about women's wrestling opening and closing Wrestlemania!
I just think the general public, the "filthy casual" set, couldn't care less about women's wrestling and historically low ratings are bearing this out.
The company would have been better off to abolish women's wrestling 3 or 4 years ago instead of pushing it as hard as they are now, at least in terms of ratings.
People still think of it as "the piss break" and I don't think there's anything that can be done to change people's mind on that.
Last edited by SPCDRI; 02-14-2019 at 08:01 PM.