Intergender matches have picked up some major steam over the last few years on the independent scene, but they’re not used all that often in WWE.
Triple H was recently asked to share his thoughts on intergender matches while speaking with Manny Tsigas, and he noted that he doesn’t think female WWE Superstars need men to be successful.
“It’s a funny thing to me, there’s just a shock moment to that and a spectacle moment to that,” Triple H said via Wrestling Inc. “Women WWE Superstars don’t need a man to make them successful in the ring. They don’t need a man to step in the ring with them to make them have a spectacular match. … They don’t need a man in the ring with them, they need each other, they need the opportunity, they need the platform, and they need to be set free to do what they need to do. And when we do that, they rise to the occasion, they have stolen the show, they’ve been the main event, and they will have their PPV on October 28 from New York, the first all-female WWE PPV.”
Triple H went on to say that when it’s done right it can make for a cool moment, but he doesn’t think intergender matches are something WWE needs to use regularly.
He also disagreed with the idea that intergender matches are good for female empowerment.
No, you know what makes a female empowered? When she is so good with another female in the ring that no man on the card can stand up to them. … When they do all the things that they can do right now, on their own, because they have that ability. That is the empowerment. It’s not about us giving them something or ‘You’re wrestling a man now, now you’re doing something.’ That’s a man’s ego.”
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