Tiffany Stratton Faces No Backlash from WWE Despite Instagram Controversy

WWE's Tiffany Stratton stirs debate with recent social post.

by Noman Rasool
Tiffany Stratton Faces No Backlash from WWE Despite Instagram Controversy
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WWE Superstar Tiffany Stratton has sparked considerable controversy following a problematic post on Instagram that targeted fellow wrestler Jade Cargill. Despite the uproar among fans, reports from PWInsider indicate that Stratton has not faced any internal repercussions within WWE, and her professional standing remains unaffected.

Recently elevated from NXT to the main roster, Stratton's transition has been notably swift, marked by her participation in high-profile matches. However, the incident involved a fan-created video with racially insensitive content, which Stratton shared without reviewing its audio.

The backlash was immediate, prompting her to delete the post swiftly. However, amidst all this external criticism, Stratton still continues to hang in there, performing at her very best. She is scheduled to face Bianca Belair in the next SmackDown episode, fighting in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Queen of the Ring tournament to land a semifinal spot.

A 25-year-old, Statton is quickly rising through the ranks and has already found herself in the quarterfinals. She is seen as a strong contender to win this tournament.

Russo's Strategy for Stratton

Stratton’s ability to draw significant crowd reactions, even as a villainous character, speaks volumes about her presence in the ring.

Former WWE head writer Vince Russo shared insights on Stratton's persona during an interview with Sportskeeda Wrestling's The Wrestling Outlaws podcast. He suggested an unconventional strategy for Stratton to garner more antagonism from the audience.

According to Russo, Stratton should opt for less revealing attire to provoke the crowd further, enhancing her character's 'heel' dynamics. "Tiffany Stratton really stands out because of her attire, which is more revealing than that of her counterparts, leading fans to pay close attention to her matches," Russo explained.

"If she truly wants to increase the audience's disapproval, she could start covering up more, making fans 'pay' to see her perform. That's a surefire way to generate heat." Stratton's journey in WWE continues to be dynamic and controversial, balancing her in-ring achievements with the challenges of navigating public perception.

As she progresses in the Queen of the Ring tournament, all eyes will be on how she manages her rising profile amid ongoing controversies.

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