While some fans speculated the McMahon’s historic announcement would be regarding the revival of Women’s Tag Team Titles, in an interview with Sky Sports, McMahon discussed these rumors, as well as the evolution of WWE’s Women’s division and what the female WWE Superstars of tomorrow will look like. Highlights of the interview below.
On the evolution of WWE’s Women’s division: “I do go all the way back and I had the privilege and the honor of knowing the great Mae Young, I saw these trailblazers, these pioneers. I saw Alundra Blayze, I saw Wendi Richter, I saw Bull Nakano and what these women were able to do in the ring and then as I continued to grow and evolve and then become a part of the business myself, there was Chyna, there was Trish Stratus, Lita, all of these amazing women who all had the in-ring ability but they just weren’t being given the spotlight and there was a feeling that that’s not what the audience wanted. Additionally, when my husband took over talent development, recruiting, relations, he started recruiting women the same as the men. So he started recruiting athletes versus models, and he started training them the same as the men and giving them the same opportunities on the live events. When they had the opportunities to really learn and hone their craft in front of live audiences, the same way the men did for the same amount of time, well they basically just started to steal the show and steal the spotlight. They took advantage of the opportunity more than anyone else to the point where the crowd started to cheer ‘this is wrestling’ and that was really what started the whole women’s evolution but you could look at it all the way back to The Fabulous Moolah and the great Mae Young. Any woman who’s ever set foot inside the squared circle, across any organization, that’s what’s given rise to the movement.”
Whether she will be returning to the ring for WWE Evolution: Laughter “That’s yet to be determined, we want to make sure our superstars really get the spotlight they deserve but if it makes sense then absolutely. But that’s yet to be determined.”
Rumors regarding the Women’s Tag Team Titles: “Not quite yet but that’s absolutely something we’ve heard loud and clear from our fan base and it’s something we’re keen on implementing as soon as we are able to.”
On what the female Superstars of tomorrow look like: “They will continue to be the incredible women that they are today. When you think about our women – not only are they athletes, actors, they’re philanthropists, public speakers, they’re out engaging in corporate activities, they’re out there performing in front of thousands and thousands of people live and millions of people around the world. They’re traveling internationally, they’re constantly on the road, they’re doing reality tv, films, they are doing all of these incredible things. They are multitalented, strong, intelligent strong beautiful women.
“Their beauty on the inside and their strength is what shines through on the outside and I think you’re only going to continue to see that grow as our women become role models for more and more girls and women, and boys, around the world.”
McMahon also discusses the #GivaDivasAChance Movement, wanting to see women main event a WrestleMania and rise of female talents across all different platforms.
What did you think of the interview? Would you like to see Stephanie McMahon compete at Evolution? Are you still interested in Tag Team Titles for WWE’s Women’s Division? Let us know in the comments below!