Over the past two decades, women's wrestling has undergone a remarkable transformation, leaving behind the era of gimmicks like bra and panties matches and swims*it contests to emerge as a legitimate and high-quality sporting spectacle.
Female athletes in the wrestling world are now showcased on par with their male counterparts, and a pivotal moment in this evolution occurred in 2019 when Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Ronda Rousey made history by headlining WrestleMania.
Despite these significant strides, there remains work to be done, as recent events have highlighted. AEW's rising star, Skye Blue, found herself thrust into the spotlight when a video clip posted by Daily Loud focused on her posterior went viral.
The attention her behind garnered prompted a conversation with Skye Blue, who candidly shared her perspective on the unusual interest in her physique, revealing that she only became aware of it through her boyfriend, Kyle Fletcher of Aussie Open fame.
Reflecting on her early experiences, Skye Blue recalled feeling uncomfortable and even attempting to deter unwanted attention when she was younger. However, as time passed, she has adopted a more pragmatic attitude towards such situations.
Regarding the video posted by Daily Loud, Skye Blue was initially oblivious to its existence until Kyle informed her of its skyrocketing views, exclaiming, "You have 12 million views!" She responded with disbelief, saying, "What do you mean? I didn't do anything."
Skye's Pragmatic Approach
In a humorous twist, Kyle decided to share the viral video with Skye Blue's Patreon link, which only served to further amplify its reach.
Skye Blue now takes a pragmatic stance, acknowledging the hard work and dedication that go into maintaining her physique. She suggests that if people are going to focus on her physical attributes, they could contribute by supporting her endeavors.
Notably, Skye Blue recently competed in an AEW ring at Rampage Grand Slam, where she faced Julia Hart in a hard-fought battle. While the focus on her appearance may have generated unexpected attention, it is clear that Skye Blue is determined to use this moment to advocate for a more supportive and respectful wrestling community that recognizes the dedication and talent of female athletes on par with their male counterparts.
The evolution of women's wrestling continues, with stars like Skye Blue poised to shape the future of the sport, striving for recognition and equality in a historically male-dominated arena. As the industry progresses, it is essential to celebrate the achievements and talents of these athletes, promoting a culture of respect and appreciation for their contributions to the world of professional wrestling.
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