The first recordings of the Mae Young Classic have already been made, and although we will have to wait until August 28 to enjoy the spectacular action of the biggest women’s tournament that WWE has done, there are rumors that not all officials are satisfied with The competition and, unfortunately, the reason is not the talent in the ring of the competitors.
In an effort as big as last year’s Cruiserweight Classic, Triple H and the WWE recruiters gathered 32 of the world’s best competitors , including the recently signed Kairi Sane (Kairi Hojo), Serena Deeb and Candice LeRae. The group of fighters includes these and other well-known names, but also that of women who find in this their first global platform.
Apparently, these people have said that the Mae Young Classic participants were not beautiful enough to be part of the company, regardless of the recognized quality of many of them as fighters .
During the infamous era of the Divas, beauty was the main, and often unique, requirement that a woman should have to sign with WWE. That led to a low point in terms of relevancy and quality that was not overcome until very recently, first with AJ Lee and then with the NXT generation. Unfortunately, it seems that despite the great progress of recent years, the macho perception about the role of women in the company has not completely dissipated.