WWE Network. It would be nice if WWE had the decency and sense to make the right decision on their own, but barring that at least money talks. Unfortunately, as we all know, WWE likes to write their own history.
Female superstars battling in a battle royal at an NXT taping. Throughout its history, women have served in various onscreen roles in the American professional wrestling promotion WWE. In the s, WWE then known as the World Wrestling Federation introduced the term Diva to refer to its female performers The term was applied to women who appear as wrestlers, managers or valets, backstage interviewers, or ring announcers.
Years of hard work, long trips, being away from home, and the non-stop physicality of the job are typically negative traits for those who get into the wrestling business. There are a handful of people who actually live better under those circumstances, the routine and commitments keep them from going down a more damaging road. These issues are not gender specific though, there have been a number of women who have endured rough moments once they got away from the wrestling business.
As part of a collaboration with several other outstanding writers, Bleacher Report is dedicated to bringing you a look at the women of wrestling and paying tribute to their hard work, dedication, and passion for the industry we all love. When I was first approached with this opportunity and after briefly skimming numerous topics online I immediately said out loud to myself: "I am shocked how little I know about the history of women in wrestling. It's a sad but true fact that many of us seemingly overlook these hard working pioneers of the industry that, as of lately, have been relegated to being called divas instead of women
Wendi Richter born September 6,  is a retired American professional wrestler. She was also involved in a storyline with singer Cyndi Lauper called the " Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection ". Richter, however, left the WWF after losing the championship in controversial fashion.
By David Shoemaker. The quote belongs to s wrestling promoter Jack Pfefer. Even around the turn of last century, when legitimate wrestling was vying with boxing as spectator sport, promoters knew the truth: wrestling is boring.
Women have been presented as every stereotype imaginable: nasty bitch, conniving sexpot, vapid model, overweight bully, defiant lesbian, frigid European, abused wallflower, etc. Most of the time, these women are harmless. They were paid actresses playing roles.
I think it's no secret that Women's wrestling in WWE is dire at most times. Although recent storylines seem to be promising that the Divas Division is heading towards somewhat of an improvement, there is plenty of work still to be done before it can be respected like it was throughout the Trish Stratus years. Still one does have to wonder why it has taken WWE so long to try and improve the division when the tools to fix it have been around for some time.
The reason for any individual to be involved in the world of professional wrestling is to grab the brass ring, win the big one, become champion. To hold the championship means you are the best in the world at what you do, you are to be taken seriously, you are numero uno, and that every other person on the roster better take notice. It is expected that you will headline the pay per views, you will make the media appearances, you will be the face of the company.