Feeling That Vince McMahon Is More Concerned With Putting Himself On TV Rather Than Female Talent
The Vince McMahon chaos continues to ensue.
Vince McMahon has been in the news a lot lately for many reasons surrounding NDA’s first brought up by the Wall Street Journal. But, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select reports that many female talent within WWE are frustrated with creative plans, with one person even saying that it felt like Vince McMahon was more concerned with squeezing himself onto television after the Wall Street Journal story than actually making sure female talent was booked and protected on the show. You can read the full report below.
We’ve seen more women featured on Smackdown in recent months, something many of women in the company had been pushing for quite a while. Fightful had learned of several female talent that were frustrated with their utilization on the program, from the bottom of the card all the way to the top. However, we’re told that several were waiting to see “where the chips fell,” until they took it to higher ups. Among those chips falling were the returns of Asuka and Lacey Evans, as well as Charlotte Flair taking time off. With none of them factoring into Smackdown for the foreseeable future at the time, we’re told that creative was able to implement more women into the program on a regular basis starting with the May 13 episode of WWE Smackdown. Since then, we’ve seen more integration of a wider variety of female performers, albeit with varying creative satisfaction. This was accelerated when Naomi and Sasha Banks left, which left a huge gap on the shows. Though not necessarily the source material for the article, Alexa Bliss, Shotzi, Aliyah, Xia Li, Doudrop, Nikki ASH had not been used in the weeks leading up to and following WrestleMania, which surprised many. Ronda Rousey joining Smackdown was another “chip that fell.” We’re told by numerous sources on the roster she’s been more than willing to work with a variety of talent on the show. One of the same sources that had originally reached out for this story said that it felt like Vince McMahon was more concerned with squeezing himself onto television after the Wall Street Journal story than actually making sure female talent was booked and protected on the show.– Fightful Select
We’ll have to wait and see if the women get featured in more predominant roles on the show, or will Vince McMahon continue to insert himself on TV for no reason when/if more stories and info continue to be reported. We’ll keep you updated on this.
H/T Fightful Select
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