That’s going to be a no. One of the biggest stories from WWE over the last few years has been the amount of releases the company has made. The company has let go well over 100 wrestlers, which has left its roster in a very different state. There is still a lot of talent left, but now a group of the remaining wrestlers are unhappy with something WWE set up and did not accept it.
Earlier this week, former WWE star Ember Moon revealed that WWE set up meetings for its women’s division on how to dress in a sexier way. According to Wrestlingnews.co, a fashion consultant named Melanie Pace was brought in to NXT in October 2021, as posted on her Instagram page.
According to Fightful Select, several members of the roster blame John Laurinaitis for the meetings, but it is not clear if they were his idea or connected to him at all. In addition, while the term “dress sexier” or something similar was never used, it was said to be implied, with wrestlers being given pamphlets suggesting how to dress differently. Several wrestlers flat out refused to attend the meetings at all, though there is nothing to suggest they were punished for not attending.
Re: the Ember Moon/Athena interview. WWE brought in consultant Melanie Pace to speak at the “fashion meeting” last October. pic.twitter.com/itFV7WMUMH
— Wrestling News (@WrestlingNewsCo) April 28, 2022
Opinion: I really hope that this isn’t the direction that WWE is heading in as it would be a huge step backwards. While I get that looks are going to be an element of wrestling, it shouldn’t be something that needs some kind of meeting or seminar as women’s wrestling has done just fine with the focal point going away from it. Looking back at some of those older shows is cringe inducing as the women were treated like objects and I really don’t need to see that again.
What do you think of the reaction to the meetings? How far will WWE go in that direction? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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