With news of AJ collapsing of exhaustion, I think this is a fair point to bring up.. should WWE (and all wrestling companies) put an end to female wrestling?
There's many reasons to do so in my opinion...
- It's unsavoury. Who wants to watch women attacking each other except psychopath types? You may harp on about "equality", but it's a fact that women are not as physically resilient as men.
- It sucks.. nobody gives a shit about female wrestling, and it is no more than a side act, or a piss break. The best female wrestlers couldn't even hold a candle to the worst of the guys when it comes to skill. Yes, AJ, Natalya, Gail Kim etc. can all wrestle to a fair standard, but who is tuning in each week to see the latest AJ match?
- Evidently these women can't cope with such a ridiculous schedule that is even harsh on the gifted male athletes. Having women perform in long, tough on the body matches every single night is quite sadistic if you think about it.
- Womens wrestling has never drawn and never will. Who would pay to go to a show to watch AJ vs. Brie Bella? Yet, how many sad old men do you think paid to go and stare at Sable's tits in the Attitude Era? (A lot...)
Obviously I am not suggesting women should be removed from wrestling altogether - that would be ridiculous. Who would want to watch a show full of half naked guys without some half naked broads in there to balance things out?
I think the best option would be a return to hot valet/model types to add a bit of eye candy to the show.. think Stacy Keibler, Torrie Wilson etc. Girls who don't wrestle, but bring some much needed femininity to a male-dominated entertainment show, and can have the occasional mud-wrestling or pillow fight match if you need a filler match between main events. They could also just be part of a dance troupe, like the Nitro Girls in WCW, or just part of dramatic storylines based around the wrestlers.
And lets face it, the female "wrassler" types are hardly the most attractive girls WWE can find. Aside from AJ, none of the girls on the roster right now even come close to the aforementioned names like Stacy and Torrie.
If you think about the most successful women in wrestling - Sable, Stacy, Trish etc - what was it that got them over? You think the average guy in the crowd gave a fuck that Sable could do a Sable Bomb :lol? No.. T&A is what gets women over in wrestling.. Guys don't give a shit about female sport. Heck, even most women don't. Just let women embrace their femininity and be valets and dancers instead of trying to force this bullshit wrestling down our throats that nobody wants to watch.