WWE, albeit a bit late, finally did away with the divisive “Diva” term at WrestleMania 32 last night, unveiling a new Women’s Championship title and dawning a new era for the female talent of WWE.
Following last night’s show, Stephanie McMahon talked about changes that have occurred in the company and the role of women in the company – below is an excerpt from The Player’s Tribune:
“The role of women in WWE has continued to evolve. For the first time in WWE history, Sasha Banks and Bayley became the first women to main event an NXT pay-per-view, and they tore the house down. In fact, their match the month before at NXT TakeOver was voted “match of the year” by our fan base. And earlier tonight, at WrestleMania, Charlotte, Sasha and Becky competed in a triple threat match, which ultimately saw Charlotte leave as the champion.
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.”