Katie Lea Burchill Said Women Used To Be Reprimanded For Being “Too Good” In WWE

As we watch the impressive female athletes from the WWE right now, it’s almost impossible to believe that just five years ago, they were fighting for television time to have matches beyond hair pulling and cat fights. Not that long ago, they were relegated to roles like this and told don’t do anything that would overshadow the male Superstars. In fact, they were even punished for showing talent fans didn’t realize they had.

WrestleTalk Magazine interviewed Katie Lea Burchill, also known as Winter thanks to time in Impact Wrestling. She recalled a moment she witnessed backstage at a show where Michelle McCool and Melina were getting scolded for having a match that was viewed as “too good.”

“I witnessed a similar incident when on the road with WWE. I remember a particularly spectacular PPV match between Michelle McCool and Melina. These two women pulled out all the stops, presenting non-stop action with the fight spilling outside the ring with some innovative spots on the crowd barrier. We were impressed; the ‘powers that be’ were not. It was deemed too good a match and they were told in no uncertain terms to tone it down in the future.”

While that would hardly be the case now, it wasn’t long ago where the ladies were treated with a great degree of disrespect. Matches that were told not to outshine men just happens to be one of the few things that are examples of how the ladies of the WWE were treated not long ago. Even recently, Lita revealed she was almost fired for not wanting to participate in a televised segment.

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