Women’s wrestling has come a long way over the last few years and WWE has been pushing the women’s revolution. However, there are some who question the legitimacy of WWE’s interest in women’s wrestling.
Former WWE 24/7 Champion Maria Kanellis recently appeared on KAWADA DRIVER, and she questioned why WWE hasn’t done another all women’s wrestling pay-per-view like Evolution in 2018. Kanellis also went on to say that if she had Stephanie McMahon’s power she would be doing things differently.
“So you have all these pointless pay-per-views, you have the opportunity to do a women’s empowerment pay-per-view and you don’t do it? I don’t get it. I don’t know how Stephanie McMahon deals with that. Like as a woman, I’ve been very outspoken about women’s wrestling and women in wrestling. It should come as no surprise that as a woman I couldn’t deal with that. If I had all that power in the industry I couldn’t deal with that. I have minimum power in this industry and I am fighting my tail off to create more opportunities.
If I had that much power there would be a whole show plus a reality show that actually covers the girls live. Plus on top of that we would have a makeup line and be on the cover of Vogue saying: “Guess what? These women are badasses and they are beautiful in their own right.”
Maria Kanellis and Mike Bennett were both released last year due to coronavirus related budget cuts. It was recently reported that they’ve signed with Ring of Honor.