Last night was a historic night for women’s wrestling. Not only did WWE eliminate the term “Divas” from their language, but they’ve reinstated the Women’s Championship and rebranded women’s wrestling in WWE as the women’s division that is built on respect, genuine competition, and about being the best in the business.
It’s amazing how she found the time, but Stephanie McMahon wrote an article for The Players’ Tribune before WrestleMania last night to discuss the new WWE Women’s Title and the evolution of women’s wrestling in WWE.
You can read her full blog right here. Below are the highlights:
Why are all WWE performers being called “Superstars” now?
“Our female performers are world-class athletes, actors, public speakers and philanthropists. They’re role models, inspiring and empowering women and girls to be confident and strong. They dedicate themselves to WWE, achieve great success and earn the same respect as their male counterparts. Therefore, from this point forward, all of our performers – male and female – will be known as “Superstars.”
What is the impact of the new WWE Women’s Title?
“Lita made reference to all of the pioneers who have led the way for this transition, including “The Great” Mae Young, Fabulous Moolah, Wendi Richter, Sensational Sherri, Trish Stratus and recent Hall of Fame inductee Jacqueline. She spoke of her pride in the Divas Division, the evolution of the Women’s Division, and then she revealed the physical symbol of this transition: a brand new WWE Women’s Championship belt with the same aesthetics as the male WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt. This title belt represents the pinnacle of achievement, and that in WWE, it isn’t about gender, race or ethnicity — it is simply about being the best at what you do.”
Were you impressed with last night’s triple threat match for the Women’s Championship?