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News on some WWE officials unhappy with Mae Young Classic, Beth Phoenix on promo omission

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Some WWE officials were unhappy with the first two nights of the Mae Young Classic 

According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there were some WWE officials that weren’t happy with the first two fights of the Mae Young Classic. The first two nights of the 32 competitor tournament concluded on Friday night. The latest edition of the newsletter noted that some people in WWE were unhappy with the tournament because of the way some of the women looked. There are those in WWE “who believe that WWE women all have to be hot” and felt that many of the women in the tournament weren’t good looking enough for WWE’s standards. It seems that there are some officials in WWE that are stuck in the past and are still incapable of accepting female Superstars as equal to their male counterparts.

Beth Phoenix comments on not being included in the promo for the tournament

WWE aired a video package for the tournament and showed several Superstars that held gold in WWE. The video showed Mae Young, Trish Stratus, Sensational Sherri, Lita, Jacqueline and more. A fan pointed out on Twitter that WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix was not included in the video. Beth Phoenix responded to the fan with the following tweet:


  • jedi

    I hate to say it twice in a week but dam Vince totally losing contact with the audience!

  • D2K

    Sherri had her movements. In particular the 1991 Royal Rumble when she had the white dress on. Whenever Sherri would dress like a normal woman and not like a Gene Simmons knock-off she looked fine.

  • EVH

    Newsflash to WWE: 99.999999% of the hot women in the world wont become wrestlers. Work with what you got.

    Also, does this mean Nia Jax is guaranteed to be nothing more than a potential champion.

  • MrDr3w

    Stuck in the past? Like with Sensational Sherri, Fabulous Moolah, Wendi Richter, etc.? Which one of those were hot? Nowadays WWE has been reverting back to utilizing ideas and strategies they used in the 80’s and earlier. Some work, some don’t. But I like it.

  • D2K

    This is just one of many reasons why sensible people cannot and do not take this company seriously. You saw the women obviously before they got there, and you should have studied their backgrounds before bringing them in.

    It’s also not exactly like the Women’s roster is loaded with technical marvels.

    This should have been a live-event(s) with the finals taking place at SummerSlam.

  • M

    Will if looks really meant anything for their standard, at least half of the women on the main roster and NXT should be let go. As long as they can wrestle, they deserve an opportunity.