What if The Opposite of the Woman's Revolution Happened 5 Years Ago and Woman's Wrestling Was Totally Phased Out of WWE? - Wrestling Forum: WWE, AEW, New Japan, Indy Wrestling, Women of Wrestling Forums

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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.

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Re: What if The Opposite of the Woman's Revolution Happened 5 Years Ago and Woman's Wrestling Was Totally Phased Out of WWE?

I think there's a lot of misogynistic wishful thinking that the current ratings plight will be used to relegate the women back to stripper modes and the like.

The fact is, it's indicative of that Vince hates wrestling as a larger concept, rather than just women's wrestling.
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Re: What if The Opposite of the Woman's Revolution Happened 5 Years Ago and Woman's Wrestling Was Totally Phased Out of WWE?

I'd probs still be watching TNA. Who knows.
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Re: What if The Opposite of the Woman's Revolution Happened 5 Years Ago and Woman's Wrestling Was Totally Phased Out of WWE?

I wouldn't really make any difference, women in general are not bad for the bussines but neither really necessary.
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Re: What if The Opposite of the Woman's Revolution Happened 5 Years Ago and Woman's Wrestling Was Totally Phased Out of WWE?

Meltzer said on WOR, the more time the women are getting the less women are watching.

He attributed it to the female characters being unlikable.

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Re: What if The Opposite of the Woman's Revolution Happened 5 Years Ago and Woman's Wrestling Was Totally Phased Out of WWE?

Doesn’t seem to be a problem for NJPW.

The last Raw started with a 20 min opening Becky segment, a women’s match as the 1st match and a backstage Becky segment. Allowed me to fast forward about 35 minutes making Raw a very watchable under 2 hr show when factoring in commercial breaks.

Mania will be about 7 hours this year, Becky vs Ronda will probably be last, so that shaves another 30-40 mins of Mania for me.

Keep this Women’s Evolution coming!!!
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Re: What if The Opposite of the Woman's Revolution Happened 5 Years Ago and Woman's Wrestling Was Totally Phased Out of WWE?

Company would be worse off

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