Has WWE disrespected women?
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 343
On the evening of Monday 23 January 2023, WWE aired a special episode to celebrate 30 years of Raw, with many legends and wrestlers of the present who performed between matches and promos. However, what has not escaped everyone's attention is how much women have been left aside.
In fact, two hashtags have also started on social networks that emerge from time to time if we think of the fact that there is still a long way to go for women in the discipline, namely #WWEWomenDeserveBetter and #GiveWWEWomenAChance, given that the company canceled at the last minute the Steel Cage Match between Becky Lynch and Bayley due to a too long segment of the Bloodline, leaving however other segments considered quite superficial by the fans.
To comment on everything during a live on Instagram, the Bella Twins thought about it, initially announced for the show, but which in the end did not appear, with the following conversation: “Nikki Bella: Another good memory from Raw.
How did they not show anything about Women's Evolution? Brie Bella: But also the way we did our matches there. N: Because Sasha Banks is involved and they say: 'We can't… Mercedes is too over and we can't say her name.'
B: Even the Bellas. There's a couple of other girls, and Raya [Saraya], there's a lot of us that don't want to show. All right. N: All right. When you do what they don't want to do... B: It's not what you don't do. It's what you do."
Chaos in WWE
If we count that Raw is the show that lasts the longest in all of WWE and if we count that it was celebrating its 30th birthday, with many women who have made history together with the red brand, the fact that only Madusa appeared as a female legend, against several male legends, and counting that they messed up the booking during construction on a women's match, it is understandable that they are all a little irritated and that there is this thought.
We'll just have to wait and see if WWE will somehow redeem themselves and listen to their fans. The Bloodline has been WWE's most dominant faction for years, although a Triple H move has slightly altered their title situation.
“The idea right now on the tag team front is that there are two sets of belts. The Usos are champions, but the Raw and Smackdown belts are different. This is a new Paul Levesque move and it does allow the Usos to lose one set of belts and keep the other.
It was explained to me that the hope is it makes fans think it’s more likely somebody beats them for one set of belts,” wrote Meltzer.