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Old 02-12-2018, 03:02 PM
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Women's wrestling has become a big focus in WWE over the past few years, with a lot of first-ever women's gimmick matches taking place. Casual fans seem to be loving the women's division. Me personally I enjoy watching big fight type of matches like a Brock Lesnar match or a good technical wrestling match. I rarely ever see this in a diva's match, regardless of all the hype for that division.

I'm wondering what fans enjoy about women's wrestling currently? I honestly don't see what all the hype is about. I mainly watch women's wrestling now for the same reason I did before, for the sex appeal, call me old fashioned. So what do you guys actually enjoy about women's wrestling? Other than hot divas fighting, I can't say I enjoy much else. Ronda Rousey joining WWE is cool I guess.
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I enjoy women's wrestling when they have good matches and strong stories. Just like I enjoy men's wrestling when they have good matches and strong stories. I literally couldn't give less of a fuck about what gender the wrestlers competing are.
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Do fans really watch wrestling for the sex appeal anymore? Like these guys work out, and are "camera ready", so it's sort of goes without saying that they have to be attractive on television. But to watch just because they make you horny is sort of silly in the age of internet porn.

Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte is a feud you should really look into, OP. They had some stellar work. And the Women's Royal Rumble was fun and not at all the shitfest a fan from the Attitude Era would expect. Sure, I would be the first to admit a good share of women's matches on TV aren't exactly barn-burners, but then again most of the men's matches I've seen lately weren't great either. You take it as you take wrestling shows in general - some of it will be meh, and some will be fantastic.
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If you're not a fan of women's wrestling, then I guess you're just not a fan. It sounds to me like the OP simply prefers the old days when the women were really little more than masturbatory fodder but I'm glad those times are gone. If you're able to put on entertaining matches and are someone that's able to make me care enough to invest my time in keeping up with what program you're doing, then I don't care if you're male or female. I just enjoy watching good wrestling. I have no interest in 2 minute filler matches, bikini contests, lingerie matches, pillow fight matches, dance offs or any of that other nonsense that made women's wrestling in WWE an industry wide joke.

Does sex appeal still have some impact? Sure, I imagine so. That would explain the hair extensions, make up and the skimpy outfits but I don't believe it has remotely the sort of impact it did once up on a time. As has been pointed out, with the easy access and virtually unlimited amount of porn online, the thrill of seeing hot women scantily clad on TV no longer remotely has the appeal it did 20 to 25 years ago. If you were a teenager during the 90s as I was, the pinnacle of cool was managing to get your hands on a copy of Playboy or Hustler.
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What i don't like about women'S wrestling, especially in the WWE is that it's not about the performers themselves, it's about a movement and catch phrase and making history, which is not helping anybody anymore since they are doing the same stuff they use to do before but now sometime, when the realize that fans my have got on to the fact that they are doing the same stuff they use to do, they go out and throw fans either a first ever match or a longer match to mask the fact that it's still the same old thing it always was

The other thing i don't like is most of those women's either, don't have a personally and just feel like another wrestler on the roster or are not push the right way which make them look like just part of the scenery in the end. Let's take Sasha Banks for example, what's her biggest weakness? She not a great Babyface. Anybody that watch her on NXT can testify that her character was at his hottest when she was a Heel because that'S what her character is suppose to be, yet because fans where cheering for her in NXT, the brought her up at a babyface and pretty use her to put over charlotte because that was the main reason for that feud in the first place.

But i don'T want to be too negative about the women's division, i do like watching some of them wrestled, i feel Becky Lynch should be higher on the card because she got more personality in her small finger then 90% of the smackdown women'S roster right now. Asuka is awesome, Love Watching Nia Jax destroy her opponent. Alexa Bliss is awesome and will go places if they don'T screw her up after she drop the title. Still a big fan of Paige and i'm still praying that her career isn't over because she still got a lot to give as far as the women's division is concern. Outside of that, nothing much excites me about women's wrestling in WWE. It'S kinda like the men's in a way, when you shove something so many times down somebody'S throat at some point you're just going to either not cared as much about it are just hate it, that's what is happening for me right now with the women's division, while i like some performers, i just don'T cares as much anymore about what there doing because they feel just like everything else on the show.
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Do fans really watch wrestling for the sex appeal anymore? Like these guys work out, and are "camera ready", so it's sort of goes without saying that they have to be attractive on television. But to watch just because they make you horny is sort of silly in the age of internet porn.
There is a difference between porn and just enjoying watching attractive women wrestle. That's why beauty competitions exist, etc.. I enjoy watching beautiful women wrestle but am not really invested in their in ring work or feuds, they don't connect with me.

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That feud was alright but neither that feud or Royal Rumble rank up against the best feuds or Royal Rumble. Which is my point, sure the women's division has improved slightly but it's not as a great as WWE or some fans are hyping it up to be.

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If you're not a fan of women's wrestling, then I guess you're just not a fan. It sounds to me like the OP simply prefers the old days when the women were really little more than masturbatory fodder but I'm glad those times are gone. If you're able to put on entertaining matches and are someone that's able to make me care enough to invest my time in keeping up with what program you're doing, then I don't care if you're male or female. I just enjoy watching good wrestling. I have no interest in 2 minute filler matches, bikini contests, lingerie matches, pillow fight matches, dance offs or any of that other nonsense that made women's wrestling in WWE an industry wide joke.
Come on now, I wasn't a fan of women's wrestling in any era of WWE lol but there were a lot of beautiful divas in WWE history.

I can't get behind woman's matches the same way I do with some of the men's matches. Matches like Brock Lesnar v. Kurt Angle, The Rock v. Steve Austin, were huge. Many fans were anticipating a highly competitive/ hard hitting match with those matches. I don't feel the same type of anticipation for a match like Sasha Banks v. Charlotte. Women's wrestling lack the aggression, intensity & overall polish some of the best men's wrestling matches have. Come on now, how can you get hyped for match featuring a 5ft 90lbs RAW woman's champion for any other reason but to stare at her ass.
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There is a difference between porn and just enjoying watching attractive women wrestle. That's why beauty competitions exist, etc.. I enjoy watching beautiful women wrestle but am not really invested in their in ring work or feuds, they don't connect with me.
Judging by what you're saying, they're too small and lack testosterone for your taste. That's definitely one position to take, though you're massively underselling why people have taken to women's wrestling lately. I get that you're more the macho type, and need that hard-hitting style. Maybe you're expecting too much from something everybody else is enjoying. I don't know. But it's easy to see why people are enjoying this more than they have in the past 20 years.

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That feud was alright but neither that feud or Royal Rumble rank up against the best feuds or Royal Rumble. Which is my point, sure the women's division has improved slightly but it's not as a great as WWE or some fans are hyping it up to be.
Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte was PWI's feud of the year.

The Women's Rumble was solid for being the first time they've done it. I've heard nothing but praise for how well executed it was.

This seems more like what would it take to impress you more than just some fans hyping something up. If women's wrestling isn't your bag, then I totally understand. Big brawlers bore me to tears. But if this is a question as to why people have taken to it lately, it's fairly obvious.
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It has a spot on programming for me in that I will watch it. It absolutely deserves to have everything the male division has. That being said, main eventing a RAW or SDL is fine, however it should never main event a big show. I'm of the old school belief the heavyweight title(s) should go on last and be the absolute focus and main attraction of every show except perhaps the Royal Rumble. And that's only because the loser of the title matches should be entered into the Rumble itself.
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Judging by what you're saying, they're too small and lack testosterone for your taste. That's definitely one position to take, though you're massively underselling why people have taken to women's wrestling lately. I get that you're more the macho type, and need that hard-hitting style. Maybe you're expecting too much from something everybody else is enjoying. I don't know. But it's easy to see why people are enjoying this more than they have in the past 20 years.



Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte was PWI's feud of the year.

The Women's Rumble was solid for being the first time they've done it. I've heard nothing but praise for how well executed it was.

This seems more like what would it take to impress you more than just some fans hyping something up. If women's wrestling isn't your bag, then I totally understand. Big brawlers bore me to tears. But if this is a question as to why people have taken to it lately, it's fairly obvious.

Fair points, I guess the women's matches is not aggressive & hard hitting enough to enjoy as much as a lot of the men's matches. I'm sure some fans share my opinion.

I guess some fans are able to invest the women's matches/feuds as much the same way they do with the men's matches/feuds. I admit that the women's division has improved since the Attitude Era.
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It's a fairly simple reason for me: women are wrestling and wrestling good matches. I could care less about the PR fodder that the women's revolution is, but I enjoy good wrestling programs. Also, there's a novelty in watching women wrestle in gimmick matches, which is why WWE is pushing them hard.

I don't remember watching wrestling for attractive women, just as I've never been interested in men's matches for their big muscles. That really depends on taste though. Watch some of Asuka's matches, and you'll find enough hard hitting stuff. Sasha Banks vs Bayley from NXT was one of the best women's feud ever in WWE in my opinion.
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